Recognition of 2016 Retiring Leaders

The strength of FCMA and any organization rests with those privileged to serve as officers and leaders. We feel our leaders set us apart from other organizations. These volunteers give tirelessly to help promote FCMA’s goals and objectives. We appreciate their dedication. The following individuals and companies are completing their service this year and we want to thank them for their dedication.

Retiring Board of Directors:

  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pal-King Pallets
  • Republic Services
  • Tom Nehl Truck Company

Retiring Committee Leaders:

  • Environmental Health & Safety - Steve Brown, Gerdau, Assistant Chair
  • Government Relations - Joe Durkin, Republic Services, Chair
  • Workforce Development - Shona Wyman, Medtronic, Co-Assistant Chair

FCMA will continue to be a strong association and voice for manufacturers in the region and state under their leadership. We are proud of our volunteer leaders and thank you all for your dedicated service and commitment to advancing the mission of FCMA over the years.

Welcome to…

Environmental Services
Contact: Mike Wilson, COO
Phone: (904) 470-2200
7220 Financial Wy, Ste 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Environmental Consulting

Sponsor: Ed Salek, Dixon Hughes Goodman

First Citizens Bank
Contact: Michelle McCorvey, Senior Vice President
Phone: (904) 996-4744
1471 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

First Citizens business banking options make it easy to find the right fit for your specific needs.

Sponsor: FCMA

Oasis Outsourcing
Contact: Terri Preski, Professional Employer Consultant
Phone: (904) 234-7154
10748 Deerwood Park Blvd, Ste 125, Jacksonville, FL 32256

One of the largest Professional Employer Organizations in the nation, providing human resources, employee benefits, payroll and risk management services.

Sponsor: Kim Lambert, Oasis Staffing

Holiday Social

Join us at our Annual Holiday Social!
When: Thursday, December 8, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Where: Anheuser-Busch (111 Busch Drive)
Tickets: $40 until December 2 at 5:00PM, $50 after
This is an FCMA Members Only event.
Click here to sign up.

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.

Professional Progress

The 2017 Professional Progress class is now 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.

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

FCMA Manufacturers! If you would like to be considered for a General Meeting in 2017, let Maria know.

Thank you to FSCJ for hosting our November General Meeting! Florida State College at Jacksonville provides the community with professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong educational opportunities. Also, thank you to our refreshment sponsor Dimension Works! Dimension Works is a full-service 3D Printing Firm, their portfolio of services includes CAD & Design, 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Printer Sales. Dimension Works was able to bring one of their mobile 3D printers to the meeting to demonstrate for attendees.
At the meeting, FCMA recognized Nassau Technical Center teacher Preston Reeves as a 2016 Outstanding Teacher. Mr. Reeves has expertly moved the real-world environment into the classroom. His students discuss and work through the same scenarios that they will encounter in the employment arena.

MAF President’s Awards

FCMA member Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Consumer & Logistics Services won Distributor of the Year at the 2016 MAF President’s Award Banquet. Also, FCMA member Vac-Con was a finalist for large Manufacturer of the Year. FCMA is proud of these great companies. Congratulations!

Manufacturing Month Tours

As a part of “National Manufacturing Month” to educate high school students about the opportunities offered by the manufacturing industry, many FCMA manufacturing members conducted on-site tours for over 130 area students. Participating FCMA members represented various types of manufacturing located in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties. Students were given full tours of facilities and company officials explained their manufacturing processes. Thank you to participating FCMA members Carlisle IT, Johnson & Johnson VisionCare, Rulon International, S&P USA, Saft, US Gypsum, and Vac-Con!

IEM Power Systems… was featured in an article in the JBJ about “How two Jacksonville companies aim to dominate a new technology power market.”

Jacksonville Port Authority… new Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Dames Point now open for business! Click here for more information.

Pine Castle… Mop Shop was featured in Times Union Money section Made in Jax.
Pine Castle is also selling luminary kits, assembled by people with disabilities, come boxed and ready for your neighborhood or church luminary night or as a
fundraiser for your organization. Click here for more information.

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