FCMA Summit Breakout Session Topics Announced

This year’s Summit is packed with relevant hot topics on manufacturing issues! The event, held on October 13 at the Renaissance World Golf Village, serves as a forum to address and discuss key issues affecting local manufacturers and related businesses.

2016 Breakout Sessions include…

  • November Elections – An Academic Analysis
  • Pension Issue – Post Election Review
  • Hazardous Waste/ Water Policy – Today’s Changes
  • Workplace Security – Are You Prepared?
  • Safety Exposure – Know Your Regs
  • Hot Topics in HR – Bullies, Bathrooms, Genders
  • Women In Manufacturing
  • FLSA – Dec 1 Deadline – Where Do You Stand?

Click here for more information and to register.


Annual Wage & Benefit Survey

Deadline has been extended! - FCMA is encouraging ALL Manufacturers to participate in the 2016 FCMA Wage & Benefit Survey. This has proven to be a great tool for HR. Remember…you will receive a free copy for participating and it will be sold to members only for $75 once it is complete. Click here for the questionnaire.

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, July 7
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.


Manufacturing Job Fair

FCMA is partnering with CareerSource and FSCJ to host a 2016 manufacturing job fair on Tuesday, July 12. See details here. If you are currently hiring, please let us know if you would like to be a vendor at this event by e-mail to Amanda.


Road Safety - Safety Class

The July safety class is on Road Safety on July 28, 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.

FCMA Summit & Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

Registration Now Open for the 2016 FCMA Summit! You won’t want to miss the fourth annual FCMA Summit, being held in conjunction with the Excellence in Manufacturing Awards, on Thursday, October 13, at the Renaissance World Golf Village.

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

Nominations are now open for the Excellence in Manufacturing Awards! - Click here for more information about the Awards or to submit your application for nomination.

July 14 Open House at FCMA

Join us for an open house at the FCMA office, located at 1615 Huffingham Road, Suite 2 in Jacksonville, on July 14 from 4:00-6:00 PM. This is an FCMA members only event!

Thank you to our Open House refreshment sponsors: Abatix, AlliedBarton Security Services, CORA Rehabilitation, Courtyard Marriott, and JPMorgan Chase!

Thank you to Anheuser-Busch for hosting our June General Meeting! Anheuser-Busch’s Jacksonville brewery, which opened in 1969 on the City’s north side, is the firm’s fourth largest U.S. plant. It is an integral part of a brewing operation focused on delivering the freshest, high-quality beer. The Jacksonville brewery operates around the clock, seven days a week and averages about 400,000 cases of beer every 24 hours.

Thank you to our refreshment sponsor Krystal Klean!

Drama & Diversity Workshop

Megan Richardson of Dynamic Corporate Solutions led our June Workshop on Drama & Diversity - Managing the Multi-generational Workforce. Attendees learned diverse ways to manage the multiple generations of employees now present in today’s workforce. Inspiring and encouraging each generation to respect the unique talents of the other is key!

June Safety Class

We had a great turnout at our June Safety Class on Machine Guarding & Amputation Hazards. Thank you to our refreshment sponsor - Abatix!

FCMA Workforce Academy

The FCMA Workforce Academy kicked off another full class of the Front Line Supervisor Training Program last month at UNF!

Thirsty Thursday

We had the largest crowd we have ever had at a networking event at Thirsty Thursday in June at Blackfinn! Be on the lookout for the next one in August.

Young Professionals Meeting

We had a great turnout at our June Young Professional meeting! Heidi Barfield of Dynamic Corporate Solutions talked to the group about career development, best practices in advancing in an organization and determining an appropriate career path.

Florida Trade Grant

Did you know… Through the Florida TRADE Grant prospective manufacturing employees are receiving industry certifications at FSCJ, this is in efforts to fill the gap of skilled workers, we encourage you all to consider hiring from the pool of candidates graduating from the FL Trade Program. If you are a Manufacturer we would also like to inspire you to add preferential hiring statements on your job applications. The intent is to get Manufacturers to use the words “XXX Certification Preferred” in the hiring documents/applications.
Please share any internship opportunities at your facility. We would like to track and measure the openings your company is offering. Please contact the FCMA office for further information.

*Don’t forget about the statewide “Drive to 1,000“ campaign and partner to help place FSCJ students in jobs at local businesses and companies throughout the Northeast Florida region and throughout the state. Click here for more information.

**Click here for further information on FSCJs Trade Program.


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

Ameris Bank… celebrated moving its executive offices to Jacksonville last month. Click here to read more.

Anheuser-Busch… plant expansion permit has been approved. Fellow FCMA member Haskell will begin work on an expansion project for the plant on Peavy Road. Click here for more information.

Auld & White Constructors… is building a new Hyundai service center for the Key Buick Company. The 19-foot building will have an enclosed area of 8,140 square feet.

Foley & Lardner’s… Gardner Davis and John Wolfel were the recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards.

Lewis, Longman & Walker… Shareholder Wayne E. Flowers has been selected to the 2016 Super Lawyers list in the area of Environmental Litigation. Mr. Flowers shares this designation with only 5% of attorneys in Florida.

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