Jim Westman, owner and CEO, introduces Florida Gov. Rick Scott during a visit to Octex on Wednesday in Sarasota, highlighting job creation in Florida. 
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Jim Westman, owner and CEO, introduces Florida Gov. Rick Scott during a visit to Octex on Wednesday in Sarasota, highlighting job creation in Florida. GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald gjefferies@bradenton.com
Jim Westman, owner and CEO, introduces Florida Gov. Rick Scott during a visit to Octex on Wednesday in Sarasota, highlighting job creation in Florida. GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald gjefferies@bradenton.com

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