Florida Manufacturing Employers of Choice Winners Announced

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Inaugural 2022 Florida Manufacturing Employers of 
Choice Announced
Award recognizes manufacturers who rank among the top places to work according to an industry survey.

ORLANDO, FL — As part of the 2022 MakeMore Manufacturing Summit, the inaugural Florida Manufacturing Employers of Choice were announced. The recognized companies were divided into three categories based on number of employees: small employers (less than 50 employees), mid-size employers (50-200 employees) and large employers (more than 200 employees).

The Employer of Choice program, conducted by Personnel Dynamics Consulting through a no-cost 40 question survey, focuses on educating employers about improving their workplace, while at the same time recognizing the best manufacturing employers in the state of Florida.

Employers are measured against their peers to determine the benchmarks needed for Employer of Choice designation. Personnel Dynamics calculates a total of 37 different measurements, including turnover rates, growth percentages, employee development spending, promotion percentages, insurance packages and retirement plans.

The inaugural Florida Manufacturing Employer of Choice companies are:

Small Employers
(less than 50 employees)

• Sun Graphic Technologies

Mid-Size Employers
(50-200 employees)

• Victory Tailgate, LLC

Large Employers
(Over 200 employees)
• Medtronic
• Sun Hydraulics

“We know that employers that adopt workplace best practices tend to attract and retain talent,” said Marcelo Dossantos, Director of Workforce Development for FloridaMakes. “With an increasing number of manufacturers having difficulty filling open positions, providing a workplace that meets the Employer of Choice benchmarks is important.

“I congratulate the top companies that were recognized and commend all those who participated. All companies received an analytics report that provides valuable baselines and market intelligence that can be used to improve and implement best practices.”

Added Kevin Carr, CEO for FloridaMakes: “FloridaMakes is proud to support the Florida Manufacturing Employer of Choice Awards. It’s inspiring to see manufacturing companies who not only attract but retain talent by providing a great workplace. I commend all of those recognized on their dedication and commitment to this achievement.”

Each company who took the survey was provided with a comprehensive report on where they stood compared to industry-best benchmarks.

For more information about the Employer of Choice program and this year’s recognized companies, please visit

About FloridaMakes
FloridaMakes is a statewide, industry-led, public-private partnership operated by an alliance of Florida's regional manufacturers associations with the sole mission of strengthening and advancing Florida’s economy by improving the competitiveness, productivity and technological performance of its manufacturing sector, with an emphasis on small and medium-sized firms. It accomplishes this by providing services focused on three principle value streams: technology adoption, talent development, and business growth. FloridaMakes is the representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network in the state of Florida, a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information about FloridaMakes, please visit