Why Join The SRMA

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The SRMA provides manufacturers with the tools they need to increase productivity and growth through peer-to-peer connections and knowledge sharing, matching needs with resource experts, building talent pipelines by connecting them with educators and students, and providing a collective and unified voice through advocacy.

  • Advocacy
    • Representing manufacturers on the state and local legislative issues that impact our businesses and bottom lines, including:
      • The elimination of sales tax on equipment for manufacturers
      • Working towards the repeal of the Tangible Personal Property Tax
      • Working towards a Buy Florida Act
      • Promoting the repeal of sales tax on commercial leases (Decreased in 2024 from 5.5% to 2%!)
    • Building a collective understanding of manufacturing and its importance in the community.
      • Provide resources, including data, events and media outreach to amplify our voice.
      • Focus on the differentiators, i.e. higher average wage than most leading industries, including tourism and retail.
  • Workforce Initiatives
    • Offering open enrollment and private training classes to upskill your staff (i.e. Leadership training, Lean Six Sigma certifications, etc.)
    • Working closely with our K-12 schools, and local colleges to promote career awareness and create training programs that will prepare graduates for careers in manufacturing.
    • Orchestrate manufacturers involvement with the various educational entities.
    • Participating in educational roundtable discussions.
    • Apprenticeship Programs
    • Employer of Choice Awards
    • MakeMore Summit (Manufacturing Ecosystem)
    • Manufacturing Pipeline (Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE))
  • Networking
    • Learn from, and discussing with, other manufacturers regarding "Process Best Practices".
    • Connecting members to help each other.
    • Offering educational events with expert-driven content.
    • Plant tours of local manufacturers.
    • Social events to promote networking.
  • Assessments & Resources
    • Offering free business assessments and evaluations for SRMA members.
    • Providing discounted rates on consulting services to SRMA members.
    • Creating customized training tools.
    • Connex Florida - helping Florida manufacturers better connect with each other, be discovered, and increase business opportunities.
    • Cybersecurity education and certificates, helping meet DoD requirements.
      • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
      • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204.7021

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Need more information.  Contact Rob Harris, Executive Director

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