FCMA Summit 2016 - Just Around the Corner

There is just a little over a month until the 2016 FCMA Summit on October 13, at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Augustine. You are not going to want to miss this event, which is jam-packed with great speakers and breakout session topics!

Summit breakout session topics include:

  1. November Elections – An Academic Analysis
  2. Pension Issue – Post Election Review
  3. Hazardous Waste/ Water Policy – Today’s Changes
  4. Safe & Sound – Site Security In Tense Times
  5. Safety Exposure – Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down
  6. Hot Topics in HR – Bullies, Bathrooms, Genders Oh My!
  7. Women In Manufacturing
  8. FLSA – Dec. 1 Deadline – Where Do You Stand?

Another exciting event during this same time is the annual Excellence in Manufacturing Awards dinner, which will be held on the same evening of Summit, October 13. This is an evening of celebration, honoring the great companies in our region.

Click here for more information about the Summit, including a detailed agenda. Click here to register to attend either the Summit and/or the Excellence in Manufacturing Awards dinner - while there is still space left!


Welcome to…

C12 Jacksonville
Contact: Bob Shallow, Owner
Phone: (904) 772-4542
2317 Eagles Nest Road, Jacksonville, FL 32246

C12 is the nation’s leading round table organization for Christian Business Owners, specializing in manufacturing operations, training and consulting.

Sponsor: Nelson Bruton, Interchanges

Dimension Works
Contact: Mindy Beegle, Owner
Phone: (352) 874-7611
407 SE Osceola Ave, Ocala, FL 34471

Dimension Works is a full-service 3D Printing Firm. Their portfolio of services includes CAD & Design, 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Printer Sales.

Sponsor: FCMA

Modular Automation
Contact: Trevor Donnellan, Vice President
Phone: (904) 673-5222
7545 Centurion Pkwy, Ste 206, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Modular Automation designs, builds and controls automated solutions to meet and exceed the needs and requirements of its customers.

Sponsor: Abe Alangadan, Johnson & Johnson VisionCare

New Member Orientation

FCMA’s New Member Orientation is held at least once every month and it is not limited to just the New Members. FCMA offers this orientation to your employees who you want to be active in FCMA.

When: Thursday, September 15
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.


Young Professionals Meeting

Join us at the September Young Professionals (FCMA members only, aged 21-40) meeting. We will be hearing from special speakers Ashley Blume and Guzman Castro of Wahby Financial Group on Navigating Toward Personal Financial Balance. They will be answering the following questions:

  • Are you confident in your financial situation?
  • Do you feel you have an efficient plan to address your needs and goals?
  • How can you make sense of your employer’s benefit options?
  • How can you navigate today’s heightened market volatility?
  • What should you be doing?

When: Tuesday, September 20, 11:30-12:30
Where: FCMA Office (1615 Huffingham Road, Suite 2)
Lunch will be provided for $5.00
RSVP: E-mail to Amanda


Scaffolding Safety Awareness - Safety Class

The September safety class is on Scaffolding Safety Awareness on September 22, 11:00AM – 1:00PM at FCMA (1615 Huffingham Road, Suite 2). You must RSVP to the FCMA office by phone (904-296-9664) or e-mail at least 48 hours prior to each class (preferably sooner so that we can ensure the minimum is reached). Thank you to our lunch sponsor Abatix! This class is free to FCMA and Northeast Florida Safety Council members; $10 for non-members. Click here for the schedule of classes.

Workforce Development Workshop

SAVE THE DATE - Our September Workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 7:30-9:30AM at the FCMA Office (1615 Huffingham Road, Suite 2). Topic is TBA. Stay tuned for more details!


FCMA Summit & Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

Registration is open for the 2016 FCMA Summit! You won’t want to miss the annual FCMA Summit, held in conjunction with the Excellence in Manufacturing Awards, on Thursday, October 13, at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Augustine.

Click here for more information or to sign up for the Summit and/or the Excellence in Manufacturing Awards!

Click here for more information about the 2016 FCMA Summit/Excellence section in the JBJ and how you can sponsor/advertise!

September 19 at Johnson Controls

Our next General Meeting will be held at Johnson Controls, located at 4820 Executive Park Ct. in Jacksonville, on September 19, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive experience, building efficiency and power solutions. RSVP by e-mail to information@fcmaweb.com.

Thank you to our refreshment sponsor Ameris Bank!

Thank you to Rulon International for hosting our August General Meeting! Rulon International has been manufacturing wood ceilings and acoustical wood walls for over 25 years. Rulon’s state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in St. Augustine.

Thank you to our refreshment sponsor Remedy Intelligent Staffing!

Thirsty Thursday

We had a great time at our Thirsty Thursday networking event at Anheuser-Busch on August 18! Thank you to Anheuser-Busch for hosting us.

FCMA Member Spotlight - Tetra Tech


FCMA member Tetra Tech has been the project manager and local engineer involved in the site selection, design and permitting of the exciting Project Rex. Their engagement in the process began at the FCMA Holiday Social when FCMA member and partner, Cushman and Wakefield, approached their team about reviewing and evaluating sites for a project. Both companies evaluated several sites throughout Jacksonville and helped make the business case that led to the selection of this site. They are excited to assist, in part due to their active participation in FCMA, in bringing this large economic development opportunity to Jacksonville and helping expand the transportation and logistics sector that is so vital to Jacksonville’s continued success. Click here to read more.


Abatix… is offering free training to FCMA members this month. Click here for more information.

Anheuser-Busch… manager Brittany Bass is carving a path for women in beer. Click here to read more.

G2 I.D. Source… was featured on Jacksonville.com in a great article - Made in Jax: G2 I.D. Source grows to multi-million labeling company in 8 years.

JZ Expedited Logistics… broke ground on outdoor four acre U.S. Customs Bonded/Foreign Trade Zone facility. This exclusive secure facility will be only 3PL managed open air facility that is currently located in Duval County. Target grand opening date is September 1.

Mac Papers… acquired Birmingham-based Higdon Paper & Packaging, a print, facilities supplies and office products distributor. Click here to read more.

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