2016 Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

FCMA has been recognizing outstanding companies and individuals since 1992 through the Excellence in Manufacturing Awards. The awards dinner will be a highlight of the 2016 FCMA Summit on October 13, at The Renaissance Hotel World Golf Village. It will provide an opportunity to recognize truly outstanding companies in our area. And, it will provide sponsors and award winners the unique opportunity to present a message of support for manufacturing throughout Northeast Florida.

Many FCMA member companies are doing great things in the areas of: improving the economy, environmental protection, workforce education, and commitment to the FCMA community. There is no way for us to know everything each company is doing, so we are asking for you to submit your application for nomination using the awards criteria. You only have to answer at least one question in each category to qualify for the award. Your company would join the group of distinguished nominees for this years’ awards. Judging will be completed by the end of August by our group of outstanding community leaders. It is a tribute to your company’s outstanding reputation among its peers, and your commitment to the goals and objectives of FCMA.

Click here for information about the Awards or to submit your application for nomination.


Training Opportunity - Finance For The Non-Financial Manager

As part of the growing FCMA Workforce Academy, we are excited to announce a new training course entitled Finance for the Non-Financial Manager. The program has been developed in conjunction with FCMA member DeVry University. The target audience is Supervisors, Managers, Engineers and any other employee who has little or no education or training in accounting and finance, but need to understand basic business financial fundamentals, tools and processes. The course will represent a composite of basic economics, finance and accounting policies and principles that provide useful tools to managers and employees in their roles as project managers and decision makers. The use of real life cases and problems will enhance the learning of and the ability to apply these concepts in the work place.

Deadline to sign up is August 30 - The course begins on September 9, costs $1,300 per student, with 8-hour classes taking place on Fridays over a six-week period. Click here for more information. Click here for the registration form. Contact FCMA in you have any questions.

Thirsty Thursday at Anheuser-Busch

Join us for our “Thirsty Thursday” networking event on Thursday, August 18 from 5:00-7:00PM at the Anheuser-Busch hospitality room (111 Busch Drive). There is no cost to attend other than buy your own drinks/food. This is an FCMA members only event! Please let us know you’re coming by e-mailing information@fcmaweb.com.


Logistics Safety Awareness - Safety Class

The August safety class is on Logistics Safety Awareness on August 25, 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 August Workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 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 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.

August 29 at Rulon International

Our next General Meeting will be held at Rulon International, located at 2000 Ring Way, on August 29, from 4:00-6:00 PM. 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. FSCJ Florida Trade students are invited to tour. RSVP by e-mail to information@fcmaweb.com.

Thank you to our refreshment sponsor Remedy Intelligent Staffing.

We had a great time at our fifth annual FCMA Open House in July! Thank you to our refreshment sponsors: Abatix, AlliedBarton Security Services, CORA Rehabilitation, Courtyard Marriott, and JPMorgan Chase.

Click here for more photos from the event.

Manufacturing Job Fair

FCMA partnered with CareerSource Northeast Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville to host a manufacturing job fair in July. We had 155 job seekers in attendance with 14 employers present. We also had the opportunity to speak to a group of over 50 high school students about careers in manufacturing. Thank you to Cheryl Fogel with Anheuser-Busch MCC for speaking to the students!

Last month our Professional Progress class had a met at Channel 4 News and the River Club. They learned about presentation skills, professional etiquette, and media relations with presenters from CSX, Designed Alliance, St. Johns River Water Management District, Channel 4 News, Bank of America, Goodwill Industries Jacksonville, and Dale Carnegie Training.

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.

Anheuser-Busch… Metal Container Corp. plant in Jacksonville broke ground on its $175 million expansion, a project to bring 75 new jobs to Northeast Florida. Click here to read more.

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast… commander Rear Adm. Paul Sohl returned to FRCSE as part of a farewell tour before the end of his tenure. Click here to read more.

Lewis Longman & Walker… announced that John Wallace has joined the Jacksonville office as an associate. Wallace will be practicing Environmental and Natural Resources Law, in addition to commercial litigation, insurance defense and products liability defense.

JBJ List… The following FCMA members were listed by the JBJ as the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Jacksonville: Carlton Construction (11); Dynamic Corporate Solutions (14); City Wide Maintenance (47); Science First (48).

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