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Florida First Capital Finance Corporation and FloridaMakes Partner to Increase Small Manufacturer Growth Tallahassee, FL – Florida First Capital Finance Corporation (FFC) and FloridaMakes have partnered to help Florida’s small manufacturers grow their businesses and create additional jobs. The partnership will increase awareness of capital access options and assist small manufacturers in securing the financial and technical resources to achieve their business growth goals FFC is a nonprofit certified development company, created by the State of Florida to promote economic development and job creation by small businesses. FFC ...
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"The Enterprise Performance Assessment highlighted many opportunities for improvement at JETechnology Solutions, Inc. The assistance with commercial customer leads is helping to diversify our revenue streams and make our company stronger. We are understanding the differences between our commercial and government customers and our team is up to the challenge with providing both with top-notch service." — Adrian Little , President/CEO JETechnology Solutions, Inc., is a women-owned small business in Apopka, Florida, with 33 employees. The company started in 2004 and is not only a contract manufacturer in metal fabrication but also specializes in the ...
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A good Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) project involves an IT team, and maybe even external consultants. But agreat ERP selection project holistically involves vital people from all business areas affected. It keeps everybody informed about the transparent process and provides valuable feedback. Whether it’s process automation or standardization, critical drivers of any future growth rely on a robust system executed by a team that collaborates. A great manufacturing ERP system implementation comes from the team actively working together across the main process areas, including product planning, sourcing and engineering, distribution, service and ...
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Top manufacturing apprentices are recognized by FloridaMakes, the official representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network in the State of Florida. ORLANDO, FL - At this year's MakeMore Manufacturing Summit, FloridaMakes recognized three Manufacturing Apprentices of the Year. The registered apprentices were each nominated by their respective employers. The three apprentices were chosen by a panel of judges from Lockheed Martin, Pierce Manufacturing, Veethree Electronics, Dupuy, and Medtronic. The three apprentices are: (alphabetical order) Brentyn Szalbirak, PGT Innovations Carolyn MacGowan, Airbus OneWeb Satellites ...
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FloridaMakes is pleased to announce that Kevin Carr, Chief Executive Officer, has been named among the state’s most influential business leaders by Florida Trend. Last week, the magazine published the “ Florida 500 ” list, which highlights the 500 most influential people in Florida. According to Florida Trend, “this immense, research initiative by the editors of Florida Trend has resulted in a personal, engaging look at the state’s most influential business leaders.” The nominees were selected based on hundreds of interviews, months of research, and input from economic development organizations, professional associations, among others. “It is an honor to ...
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Bayne Beecher of PGT Innovations Wins Second Annual Bob Provitola Manufacturing Leadership Award Award recognizes an exemplary manufacturing, volunteer leader in the state of Florida. ORLANDO, FL — As part of the 2022 MakeMore Manufacturing Summit, FloridaMakes announced Bayne Beecher, Production Control Manager at PGT Innovations, as the second recipient of the Bob Provitola Manufacturing Leadership Award. The award is named in memory of Bob Provitola, Division Vice President for Mitsubishi Power Americas and board member of several manufacturing organizations throughout Florida, including FloridaMakes. Leaders throughout the manufacturing ecosystem ...
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Media Contact: Doug Wise FloridaMakes Doug.Wise@floridamakes.com (727) 743-5009 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 ...
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FloridaMakes, the Leading Organization for Strengthening Florida’s Manufacturing Sector, Celebrates National Manufacturing Day ORLANDO, FL — Today, October 7, 2022, the State of Florida is celebrating “Manufacturing Day” in conjunction with The National Association of Manufacturers and the other 49 states. For this special day FloridaMakes coordinated efforts throughout its network of regional manufacturers associations to host events, showcasing the importance of manufacturing and promoting career opportunities across the sector. “In collaboration with our state partner organizations and agencies, we have the goal of making Florida a top five state in ...
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MEDIA CONTACT: Teresa Potter 813.787.7328 Teresa.Potter@FLATE.org FLATE to Present at the 2022 Engineering Technology Leaders Institute (ETLI) “The manufacturing and manufacturing services sectors have been impacted by the emergence of Industry 4.0 technologies, altering the traditional expectations of new graduates entering the field.” — Dr. Marilyn Barger, Senior Education Advisor, FLATE Orlando, FLA. ­­­­­­–– The Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center , a part of the FloridaMakes Network, will present at the 2022 Engineering Technology Leaders Institute (ETLI) , hosted by the Engineering Technology Council (ETC) ...
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A Montana company is looking for a domestic manufacturer to produce an In Line DC motor for rotation of pool lift. This is a second supplier search for an electronics manufacturer. Dimensions: Gearmotor 24 v DC 2.39 amps 1.2 rpm 1065 lb-in 1000:1 Ratio Intermittent Duty Please see attachment for more details. This sourcing opportunity originated through the NIST MEP National Network’s Supplier Scouting program. You may respond directly to this posting through the Connex Exchange Center and may receive follow up questions from your local MEP Center. The National Network is comprised of 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. If you have questions, ...
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New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NJ MEP), in conjunction with the US Army's Picatinny Arsenal, is looking nationwide for specialized companies in additive manufacturing for hazardous materials. Introduction: The Picatinny Arsenal is an American military research and manufacturing facility located in Morris County, New Jersey. The Arsenal is the headquarters of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center. It is known for being the Army's center of expertise for small arms cartridge ammunition. The Request: We are looking for partners with experience / hardware in additive manufacturing for gun propulsion (AMGP). Partners ...
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Circuit board development and modification --- Looking for consultant with strong electrical design experience to help retrofit these boards. Develop particular motion functions to positioning equipment to be used factory settings. Layout circuit board schematics and test. Start Date Aug 8, 2022 End Date Oct 7, 2022 For more information, register for Connex Florida HERE or contact FloridaMakes Supplier Development (Link to “Contact Us”) #latestopportunities #LatestOpportunities
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(News Republished from CareerSource Florida) Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month in Florida in recognition of the collaborative efforts between the Governor’s Office, state agencies and workforce leaders to make Florida the best state in the nation for workforce education by 2030. Workforce Development Month in Florida is a time to celebrate the progress made towards strengthening workforce education opportunities for Floridians. Since 2019, Florida has invested more than $5 billion in workforce education initiatives. “On behalf of the Governor’s workforce policy board, we are grateful ...
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FloridaMakes along with the Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA) and the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF) were happy to host Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott over the past two weeks, as part of “roundtable” discussions with Florida manufacturers. “I think the roundtable visits went well,” said Donnie Casey, MACF Executive Director. “Most importantly, our local manufacturers in attendance had a chance to voice their concerns and discuss the issues most affecting their respective businesses. “Senators Scott and Rubio were very receptive to the feedback.” Among the issues discussed was recruiting more talent ...
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This week we were happy to have hosted excellent discussions with U.S. Senator Rick Scott and manufacturers about issues affecting manufacturing! Thank you to Senator Scott for your time, as well as all of the manufacturers who joined the roundtable. Thank you to the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF) for co-hosting and co-coordinating. Companies in attendance included: One Fat Frog Food Trucks & Trailers, Knight's Armament Company, Custom Metal Designs, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA), Q4 Services, Inc., Nautique Boat Company, Earnest Products, OptiGrate Corp. (an IPG Photonics Company), GWS ...
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We had excellent visits and discussions with Senator Marco Rubio this week! Thank you to Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA), SkyWater Technology Foundry, and Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF) for hosting and inviting us. We enjoyed meeting with the Senator and some very impressive Florida manufacturers.
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In July, as a part of the Florida Manufacturing 2022: Making Manufacturing Careers Campaign, Representative Andrew Learned toured Adams in Tampa to learn more today to learn more about this expert in fluid Power, Robotics, vision and automation products and to determine the needs of other local manufacturers. Rep. Adams is a member of the Florida Legislature's Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus and presented Adams with an inaugural Caucus Challenge Coin. Doug Adams, Rep. Learned, and Kevin Carr also recorded an episode of Adams' podcast moderated by Nate Valentine. We will keep you posted on the release date of the podcast!
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One July 20, 2022, representatives of the Advocacy Council visited E-ONE with Florida Senator Keith Perry. E-ONE, located in Ocala, is an industry leader in the engineering, manufacturing and delivery of fire trucks worldwide. And every E-ONE fire apparatus is built from the ground up, customized for each customer. Senator Perry is a member of the Florida Legislature Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus. He visited E-ONE as a part of a year-long campaign titled Florida Manufacturing 2022: Making Manufacturing Careers focused on increasing awareness of manufacturing and highlighting those companies in our state that are creating high-wage high-value jobs. ...
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Regional Manufacturers Association: First Coast Manufacturers Association Primary Product(s): Energy Solutions Genplant is revolutionizing the way businesses take control of their energy costs. Its modular plants and on-site energy solutions save money and improve power reliability while helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint. Founded in 2014, Genplant realized early on that the traditional way of designing and building power plants was costly, outdated and expensive. Its proprietary modular designs are manufactured and pre-tested in a controlled environment, then assembled more quickly than traditional methods, saving clients time ...
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