business briefs 

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno recently visited the PMC Machinery Group in Lakewood, a manufacturer that recently relocated about three dozen jobs and its corporate headquarters to New Jersey.

“PMC Machinery proves once again how vibrant manufacturing in New Jersey remains,” Guadagno said. “I am delighted that PMC Machinery has relocated to Ocean County.”

The PMC Machinery Group includes KOMO Machine Inc. and the PMC Machinery Corporation. The company designs and builds computer control routers that are compatible with the latest in machine programming software. Last year, KOMO moved its corporate headquarters from Minnesota to Lakewood. Earlier this year, the company closed down a manufacturing line in China and relocated those functions to its new 75,000-square-foot facility.

“We are very happy to be here and to be able to employ New Jersey residents,” said Mike Kolibas, president of PMC Machinery. “Now we are looking to expand operations here and to continue to grow.”

The company, which was founded in 1966, said that while in China, it faced increased shipping costs and reduced profitability. It says moving to New Jersey will provide faster delivery of its merchandise and make its facility more accessible to customers.

CristinaAmyot of Jackson, president of EnformHR, a human-resources consulting firm based in Red Bank, will present “Take Your Seat at the Table” at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Garden State Council’s 20th annual Society for Human Resource Management Conference and Expo in Atlantic City. The conference will be held Oct. 23-25. To register, visit Amyot will show attendees how to take a leadership position in the organization and position HR as a key strategic driver. It will expose the HR professional to the new needs and some old needs of business owners, executives and line managers. This session will give HR professionals the tools to understand and address company “officials” in a way that gets HR heard. Finally, attendees will learn how to keep the seat they have earned and continue to show value to the organization.

Melinda Revels of Jackson has been hired as a professional stylist by Butterflies Salon and Day Spa, a new business at 343 N. County Line Road, Jackson. Revels, who has 17 years of experience, will focus on coloring; highlighting; styling; hair cutting for men, women, and children; and hair extensions. Before joining Butterflies, Revels was a hair stylist for eight years in Howell Plaza, Howell. Revels received a license in cosmetology from Middlesex County Vocational School, Piscataway, in 1994. She also received certification in the application of hair extensions, using the fusion method, and Flhair Xtensions, a crimping method that does not use heat, glue or chemicals. In addition to hair services, Butterflies Salon and Day Spa offers waxing, body treatments, nail and facial services, along with girls’ birthday and wedding groups. Butterflies is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays by appointment. Details: 732-987-4331.