New Line of Industry-led Services for FCMA Members - through FloridaMakes

Just as our member companies need to continuously improve and innovate your products and processes, First Coast Manufacturers Association is, too.
That’s why we are bringing you a whole new line of services through FloridaMakes – services designed to help unlock opportunities to improve the performance, competitiveness and profitability of the state’s manufacturers.

FloridaMakes is available to manufacturers through regional manufacturing associations, and FCMA is pleased to start offering FloridaMakes services to our members. We will be adding an FCMA FloridaMakes Business Advisor in early 2017 who will be dedicated to FCMA’s manufacturing members.
What will this mean for you?

By adding FloridaMakes to our offerings, FCMA is even better positioned to help area companies address day-to-day challenges and help you identify and create new opportunities for your company to grow. Through FloridaMakes you will gain access to a statewide and national system of resources and services designed to help you:

  • expand your market opportunities,
  • adopt best practices, advanced technologies, and training,
  • identify cost savings,
  • implement quality and process improvements, and
  • build an even stronger company.

In the coming weeks, you’ll be hearing more about FCMA’s FloridaMakes services to support the ongoing success and growth of our area manufacturers.

Welcome to…

Adams Air & Hydraulics
Contact: Paul Anderson, Salesman
Phone: (904) 477-1893
7209 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619

A leading resource in the state of Florida for innovative, sustainable design and successful application implementation from components to complete machine control.

Sponsor: FCMA

Exceptional Case Services
Contact: Lisa Anderson, Vice President and Supervisors of Vocational Services
Phone: (904) 476-7413
4811 Atlantic Blvd, Ste 2, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Medical and Vocational consulting services that include Medical Coordination, developing and implementing Return to Work programs, Job Description, Job Analyses and ergonomic Assessments

Sponsor: FCMA

Gas South
Contact: Alicia Riddle, Commercial Account Executive
Phone: (904) 627-5801
3625 Cumberland Blvd SE, Ste 1500, Atlanta, GA 30339

A natural gas utility company based in Atlanta that provides natural gas service to Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.

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, January 5
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.

The NLRB’s Assault on Your Employee Handbook - Workshop

Our presenter will highlight the most targeted policies under increased scrutiny by the NLRB and provide guidance on how to best draft policies that both pass NLRB muster and protect your organization. Don’t miss this important workshop!

Presenter: Lindsay Swiger, Holland & Knight
Where: FCMA (1615 Huffingham Rd, Ste 2, 32216)
When: Wednesday, January 25, 7:30AM-9:30AM
Cost: $10 FCMA Members; $20 Non-members
Click here fore more information.

Professional Progress

The 2017 Professional Progress class is open for nominations! The 25 seats available will fill up quickly, so don’t wait until the deadline to get in! Click here for the nomination form; click here for an overview of the program.

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.

January General Meeting at J-Tech

Our next General Meeting will be held on Monday, January 30, from 4:00-6:00 PM at J-Tech, located at 8813 Western Way in Jacksonville. J-Tech is a member of the Compass Rose Foundation Integrated Education System. J-Tech Institute is committed to offering the best education and training possible by partnering with industry-leading corporations and working with professionals that truly care about the advancement of the automotive, diesel, and transportation industry. You don’t want to miss the tour of their modern 168,000 square foot facility. RSVP by e-mail to

Thank you to our refreshment sponsor Wahby Financial Group!

Calling on FCMA Manufacturing members!

As you know a part of educating our members is to be able to tour our member manufacturing facilities. It’s that time again to schedule our meeting/tours for 2017. If you would please consider hosting a site tour for this year please contact Maria in the FCMA office. Don’t worry about the refreshments as the partnering members love to sponsor so that they too can share about their company benefits to FCMA.


  • General Meetings are usually held on the last Monday of each month. (Please refer to the schedule at the bottom for exact dates.)
  • Meetings begin at 4:00 PM with registration, refreshments (with time for networking), and proceed as follows:
    4:30 – FCMA Meeting
    4:50 – Speaker or special topic
    5:10 – Host presentation
    5:25 – Host facility tour or demonstration
  • Attendance is usually 100 to 125 people, so we need an area for them to assemble, but only need seating for about 75—as long as there is room to stand (many prefer to stand).

General Meeting Dates: February 27; March 27; April 24; May 29; June 26; August 28; September 25; October 30; November 13

Please contact Maria to sign up today!

Holiday Social

FCMA’s annual Holiday Social was held on December 8th at Anheuser-Busch, an FCMA founding member! We had a great turnout at the event, which was jam-packed with holiday food and fun!

Click here to view more photos from the event.

CSX Transportation… could bring 550 more workers Downtown to Northbank. Click here for more information.

Danis Construction… was featured in an article in the JBJ - “Rebuilding history: How Danis is shaping Downtown.”

Florida Power & Light… was featured in an article in the Jax Daily Record - “FPL nuclear case focuses on burying transmission lines.”

JEA… was featured in an article in the Jax Daily Record - “JEA ends 2016 on several positive notes.”

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

The First Coast Manufacturers Association wishes you and yours a safe and Happy New Year.