We Make It Here Showcase

This year we are celebrating what we make right here on the First Coast. We are preparing a Showcase event that will give us the opportunity tell your story with your products. Our friends, neighbors, acquaintances and the general public know little about what is made in our own community. We want everyone to know more about what is made here, why it is important and how we economically impact the region with our products and services. As markets and events of the day change how we do business, we want everyone to know “we do it the old fashion way - we makes things.”

Our Showcase will include an opportunity for local grade school through high school students, as well as local colleges to compete in our first annual Engineering and Robotics competition. Schools will get a chance to show off their talent and compete for scholarships and school resource prizes.

First Coast Manufacturers Association, along with our partner FloridaMakes, are putting together an event that will inform and impress the public and our members. Plan to join us for the event on May 25, at University of North Florida.

Click here for more information about the event. Click here for sponsorship information.


Welcome to…

BMB Enterprises, Inc.
Contact: Butch Lee, Vice President
Phone: (904) 880-7925
11240 Business Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Filtration and HVAC distribution company

Sponsor: Rob Hooper, Atlantic

IPS Injury Prevention Specialists
Contact: Wayne Beck
Phone: (904) 475-9600
9446 Philips Hwy, Ste 3, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Employer-based injury and chronic disease prevention programs, including onsite clinics, onsite wellness facilities, ergonomics and injury prevention classes.

Sponsor: FCMA

PCLiquidations
Contact: John Prine
Phone: Number
(888) 654-3376 x107

Operates a 55,000 sqft warehouse that encompasses restoring, refurbishing, shipping and receiving of IT commodities.

Sponsor: Micah Thornton, Main Metal Recycling

Seal Shield
Contact: Russell Verhovec, Vice President - Supply Chain
Phone: (904) 800-7331
3105 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Offers state of the art healthcare technology for hospitals and homes - including patent-pending waterproof /antimicrobial medical keyboards, mice, TV remotes and screen protectors create complete infection control solutions.

Sponsor: FCMA

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, March 2 and Thursday, April 13
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.


Sales, Marketing & Networking Workshop

Topic: Proven Best Practices - Sales, Marketing, & Networking Workshop
Where: FCMA (1615 Huffingham Rd, Ste 2, 32216)
When: Wednesday, March 8, 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Cost: $25.00 Members price; $50.00 Non-Members
Includes lunch and handouts
Click here for more information. Space is limited - no walk ups! Contact Maria to RSVP.


PIP and Legally Terminating Employees - Workshop

Topic: PIP and Legally Terminating Employees
Where: FCMA (1615 Huffingham Rd, Ste 2, 32216)
When: Wednesday, March 26, 7:30AM - Registration; 8:00AM-9:30AM - Workshop
Cost: $25.00 Members price; $50.00 Non-Members
Contact Jessica for more information.


2017 Tallahassee Trip

Join us on our annual Tallahassee Trip! This year’s trip will be March 14-15. Click here for information. E-mail Amanda to sign up.

Click here for our 2017 Legislative Agenda.


Golf Tournament

Friday, April 7, 2017
St. Johns Golf & Country Club
7:00AM Registration/8:00AM Shotgun Start

Fore!!! - this is a warning that FCMA golf tournament is already over halfway sold out! Don’t delay…sign-up TODAY! The proceeds from this year’s event will fund scholarships for local students.
We are collecting 175 items for the “goody bags” and we are looking for Silent Auction items such as baskets of products made by our members.

Contact Maria for more information. Click here to sign up.


EEOC Workshop

Topic: The EEOC’s Strategic “Enforcement Plan”
Where: FCMA (1615 Huffingham Rd, Ste 2, 32216)
When: Wednesday, May 24, 7:30AM - Registration; 8:00AM-9:30AM - Workshop
Cost: $25.00 Members price; $50.00 Non-Members
Click here for more information. Contact Jessica to sign up.

March General Meeting at Vac-Con

Our next General Meeting will be held on Monday, March 27, from 4:00-6:00 PM at Vac-Con, located at 969 Hall Park Drive in Green Cove Springs. Vac-Con is the fastest growing combination sewer machine manufacturer in the United States. They pioneered the use of polyethylene water tanks to end water leakage and created a modular subframe so that components could be repaired or replaced easily. RSVP by e-mail to information@fcmaweb.com.

Thank you to our refreshment sponsors IPS Injury Prevention Specialists and HIT Center!

Thank you to WestRock for hosting our February General Meeting! A founding member of FCMA - WestRock Company’s aspiration is to be the premier partner and unrivaled provider of paper and packaging solutions in consumer and corrugated markets.

Government Relations

The Government Relations committee was pleased to have Director General Philip T.Y. Wang of Taipei Economic & Cultural in Miami as the special speaker for their February committee meeting. Director General Wang spoke on “Taiwan – An Island of Innovation.” Topics included: Taiwan industrial innovation, trade and diplomatic relations with U.S. and Florida, and relations with mainland China.

Professional Progress

FCMA kicked off the 21st Professional Progress class in February! Professional Progress grew from conversations of Jacksonville government and business leaders. The Department of Environmental Protection’s Northeast District office and FCMA recognized its employees’ and members’ needs for career development courses on subjects necessary for success and survival in the workplace and created the class.

Defense and Government Suppliers: What You Need to Know about the New NIST 800-171 Regulation - Webinar

If you are a defense / government supplier – or if you are a subcontractor selling to a government supplier – you need to know about the new NIST 800-171 regulation, and take steps to assess and comply with the regulation by the end of 2017. This new regulation covers the protection of “Controlled Unclassified Information,” defined as information created by the government, or an entity on behalf of the government, that is unclassified, but needs safeguarding.

Sign up for this free March 30 FloridaMakes webinar, designed to provide manufacturers with an overview of what the regulation requires, and what’s needed to develop a plan of action. Register here by March 29.


Dixon Hughes Goodman… shared the article The Talent War – Engaging Top Talent in a Multi-Generational Workforce. Click here to read more.

UF Health… would like to invite their fellow FCMA members to a new Jacksonville Occupational Medicine And Workers Compensation Symposium on May 16. Contact Chris McKnight for more information.

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