There are only a few days left to include your employees in FCMA’s Outstanding Employee Awards! The deadline has been extended to Friday, August 4, to hold your spot, and Friday, August 11, for all of the paperwork and photos to be submitted.

Our 2017 Excellence Awards, which will include both the Outstanding Company and Outstanding Employee (formerly Crane) Awards. The Awards Banquet will be on Friday, September 8. The event is one of our most esteemed and recognized activities of the year. The interest and excitement in both events will provide a great way to celebrate our employees’ and companies’ accomplishments through the year. Our employees will have the opportunity to participate in the awards ceremony for our companies and more company members will have the opportunity to congratulate our employees on their outstanding achievements.

Click here for information or to register for the Outstanding Employee Awards.

Welcome to our New Members!

IMCO Software
Contact: Ruebn Mirensky, CEO
Phone: (904) 855-8885
9310 Old Kings Rd, S #1863, Jacksonville, FL 32068

IMCO understands the complex software needs of a variety of industries. Serving a range of manufacturing companies from discrete to process as well as wholesale and retail distributors, IMCO can help maximize ERP, SCM and WMS solutions.

Sponsor: FCMA

Schurco Slurry
Contact: William Pierce, VP, Engineering
Phone: (904) 356-6840
9410 Florida Mining Blvd E, Jacksonville, FL 32257

Schurco Slurry manufactures high quality heavy-duty horizontal slurry pumps, vertical slurry pumps, replacement pump parts, and provides services to a wide array of markets worldwide.

Sponsor: Les Loggins, Les Loggins Marketing

New Member Orientation

FCMA’s New Member Orientation is not only limited to New Member companies. FCMA offers this orientation to your employees who you want to be active in the association.

When: Thursday, August 3 and Thursday, September 14
Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: FCMA office (1615 Huffingham Road, Suite 2)
You must RSVP to attend. Please contact Maria to sign up.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Family Night

Join us for a Family Night at the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game on Friday, August 11. Doors open at 6:00PM, food service is from 6:00-7:30PM, game starts at 7:05PM. The event is on the lower deck. Tickets are $20 per person. Tickets include all you can eat hamburgers, hotdogs, cole slaw, beans, cookies, tea and lemonade.
Sign up by e-mail to You can pay online for tickets through FCMA EZ Pay.

2017 FCMA Excellence Awards

2017 FCMA Excellence Awards
Outstanding Company Awards and Outstanding Employee Awards
Friday, September 8, 2017, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
University of North Florida Adam W. Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

We hope that you will join us for the 2017 FCMA Excellence Awards Banquet on Friday, September 8. The event is one of our most esteemed and recognized activities of the year. We host a banquet dinner, complete with special awards to recognize our members’ outstanding employees and companies. See details below on how to sign up.

Click here for information or to register for the Outstanding Company Awards.
Click here for information or to register for the Outstanding Employee Awards.
Click here for information on sponsorship opportunities. Click here for information on advertising in the Times-Union Awards Insert.

August 28 at Medtronic

Join us for our August General Meeting at Medtronic, located at 6621 Charing Street in Jacksonville, on Monday, August 28, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Medtronic develops products and procedural solutions for surgical applications that include: neuro/spine, cranial and orthopedics; ear, nose and throat; and surgical oncology.

ALL Attendees - please RSVP to by Thursday, August 24 at 5:00PM. Only RSVP if you are definitely attending. Walk-ups will take MUCH longer to get through security. For plant tour - closed toed shoes are required.

Thank you to our refreshment sponsor Brown & Brown Insurance!

Professional Progress

Last month our Professional Progress class focused on Presentation Skills, Professional Etiquette and Media Relations, meeting at First Coast News and the River Club.

EHS Committee

In July the EHS Committee met at a JEA water treatment facility where they learned about water supply and toured the facility. Topics discussed were: where our water comes from and why that is important, trends in water use and alternative water supplies, water conservation, and possibilities for the future.

FloridaMakes Grants Presentation

Our partner FloridaMakes held a presentation on August 1, at the FCMA office on Industry Grants that are available to manufacturers. The state of Florida has set aside over $19 Million for training of incumbent workers and new hires specific to the manufacturing industry. The monies may be used for the cost of the training as well as curriculum development. Companies may be awarded up to $200,000 with up to a 75% reimbursement for development and training. The grants are awarded on a first-come/first-serve basis. The monies are awarded until all are allocated. Contact Paula DeLuca for more information.

Florida Continues to Gain Manufacturing Jobs, Opportunity

As you plan your Manufacturing Day/Month activities, FloridaMakes has good news to share from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity about the growth of high-wage manufacturing jobs:

  • In June 2017, manufacturing had 365,900 jobs in Florida, an increase of 10,900 jobs over the year.
  • Manufacturing has gained jobs for 78 consecutive months.
  • Miami-Dade, Pinellas and Orange counties contributed more than 30,000 jobs each, while Broward, Hillsborough, Duval and Brevard counties contributed more than 20,000 jobs each. Together these seven counties accounted for 56.6 percent of manufacturing jobs.
  • The average annual wage in manufacturing is $57,824 for the 2016 calendar year, making manufacturing the third highest paying sector in the state, behind Information and Financial Activities.
  • Within the manufacturing sector, occupations with the most employment were: team assemblers, first-line supervisors of production and operation workers, packaging and filling machine operators and tenders, and electrical and electronic equipment assemblers. Together, these four occupations accounted for 19.9 percent of manufacturing employment.

These manufacturing statistics, from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, are available on the FloridaMakes web site under “Florida ManuFacts” located here.

2017 Jaguars Loyalty Group Pricing!

FCMA members - click here for details on special 2017 Jaguars Loyalty Group Pricing for FCMA members only. Go to website and use Promo Code: FCMA17 to get tickets.

Anheuser-Busch… 11 states, including Florida, will see their namesake on Budweiser bottles and cans as part of the brand’s latest evolution of its iconic summer packaging. Available today through the end of September, Budweiser’s newest look celebrates the local states Budweiser and its breweries call home. Click here for more information.

Dimension Works… is helping you support STEM programs at your local school. BUY an Ultimaker 3 Extended for your facility & BUY an Ultimaker 2 Go for your partner school, and you’ll GET Installation & Training for free. Click here for more information.

IMCO Software… is hosting an important webinar this week - 5 Key Features to Improve Your Production Scheduling on Thursday, August 3, 11:00AM. Click here for more information or to register.

Do you have something exciting going on at your company? Let Amanda know.