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Sen Perry and Rep Fischer Call for $3.5 Million investment in Florida's Manufacturing Sector

November 21st 2017

Representative Jason Fischer (R-Jacksonville) has filed HB 2737 calling for $3.5 million in state funding to strengthen and expand Florida’s manufacturing sector. The funding will further the work of FloridaMakes, an industry-led public-private partnership established in 2015 to improve the productivity and technological performance of Florida manufacturers and strengthen the state’s high-wage manufacturing economy. “The manufacturing sector offers high wage career paths for Floridians.

Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award

November 16th 2017

FloridaMakes, in partnership with The Florida Sterling Council, is leading the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award process.

FloridaMakes Appoints Tim Vanderhoof, Enterprise Florida, Inc. to Statewide Board of Directors

November 13th 2017

FloridaMakes, an industry-led public-private partnership aimed at improving the productivity and technological performance of Florida’s manufacturing companies and strengthening the state’s manufacturing economy, has appointed Tim Vanderhoof, Senior Vice President for Business Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), to its board of directors.

Hurricane Irma Relief

September 16th 2017

FloridaMakes is here for you….. Hurricane Irma had devastating effects on many regions in the state of Florida. While the full effect of the high winds and surging water will not be fully known for days, we know many businesses are still without power, critical supplies, and may have suffered loss or damage. FloridaMakes is gathering important information on relief funds, grants and other assistance available to manufactures across the state.

FloridaMakes Appoints Ed Phelan, Maritech Machine, Inc., and Roy Sweatman, Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., to Statewide Board of Directors

August 29th 2017

(ORLANDO, FL) Aug. 29, 2017 – FloridaMakes, an industry-led public-private partnership aimed at improving the productivity and technological performance of Florida’s manufacturing companies and strengthening the state’s manufacturing economy, has appointed Ed Phelan, vice president of operations, Maritech Machine, Inc., Panama City, and Roy Sweatman, president of Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., Tampa, to its board of directors.

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