• LAKE'S TAKE

    The First Coast Manufacturers Association is proud to offer exclusive programing around the year. The FCMA Excellence Awards is one of our most popular events. It's popularity extends beyond a nice dinner and recognition for employees. It's an event employees remember for years to come and celebrate with their families.

     

    Signing up for this event early is imperative to reserving your space and gives FCMA the ability to plan ahead and focus on your satisfaction with the event. Each year we strive to improve our programing and we believe this will be an event you and your employees will enjoy.

     

    Thank you for your commitment to excellence in your business, in our industry and in our association. We are a better association because of your participation and support.

     

    Let’s Make It Here,

    Lake Ray, President

    First Coast Manufacturers Association

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING

    AT A GLANCE

    We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

    Click here for a detailed look at these opportunities.

    Thursday, July 18

    New Member Orientation

    FCMA Headquarters

    Monday, July 29

    General Meeting

    Location TBA

    Friday, September 27

    FCMA Excellence Awards

    UNF University Center

  • Event Information and Registration

    For more information about key events, follow the link below.

    For a complete list of FCMA activities visit our calendar.

  • Your FCMA

    Opportunities for you to learn, grow and interact with other manufacturers.

    Social Connection

    Members gathered at Kickbacks Gastropub to hob knob and hang out after a work day.

     

    FCMA is built on partnerships. We were glad to see so many industry leaders participating.

     

    Mid-Level Managers Spring Graduation

    Congratulations to the Spring 2019 "Leading with Success" graduating class.

     

    FCMA members have access to exclusive leadership and training opportunities. If your business isn't taking advantage, you are missing out!

     

  • MEMBER'S CORNER

    What our members are up to.

    Our Members Make Headlines

    Do you have something exciting going on at your company? We want to know!

    Tell Amanda to be included in next month's Voice.

     

    Jim Moran Institute - Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) helps business owners and CEOs think differently and become more efficient. Focused on growth, leadership expertise and financial success, SBEP participants explore a broad range of topics including the Business Model Canvas, strategic thinking, digital marketing, financial analysis and human resources.

     

    Businesses operating for three years or more and with five or more employees are eligible to apply. Twenty participants from non-competing businesses will be accepted into the four-month program that will begin in August. Sessions will take place once a month for four hours. There is no cost to participate. For additional information, visit https://jmi.fsu.edu/programs/small-business-executive-program 

     

    Lewis, Longman & Walker - Shareholder Wayne Flowers has been selected as a 2019 Florida Super Lawyer in the area of Environmental Litigation. Mr. Flowers shares this designation with only 5% of attorneys in Florida. Additionally, John Wallace has been recognized as a 2019 Rising Star in the area of Land Use and Zoning.

     

    Secure Ideas - Scout is a suite of cloud-based vulnerability assessment services, focusing on the three major attack vectors (Infrastructure, Applications, and Users) to help organizations maintain their security posture. These services provide ongoing vulnerability assessments to increase the visibility of an organization's security posture. The Scout service compliments comprehensive penetration testing, as well as existing security monitoring solutions, by providing organizations with continuous monitoring of those areas within their environment that are exposed to potential external attacks. As a subscription-based service, assessments can be scheduled and performed weekly, monthly, quarterly, or on-demand, based on a frequency that aligns with the frequency of changes introduced to the organization. As a cloud-based service, Scout can scale along with the demands and growth of an organization. All FCMA members will receive a 15% discount on all Scout related services. To learn more about these services or to discuss with a Secure Ideas team member, click here or contact info@secureideas.com.

  • SPOTLIGHT

    Relevant to your business

    We Need Your Help

    Maintenance Cost Survey - Manufacturing Machinery

    Results to be used to develop free software tool for manufacturers

     

    Purpose: Manufacturers have reported (NIST AMS 100-18) significant savings as a result of investing in improved maintenance, including 35%-45% reductions in downtime and 65%-95% reductions in defects. These results, however, do not tell the whole cost/benefit story.

     

    Who is asking and why: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed a strong program in Predictive Maintenance Technologies. A related effort is the study of the costs and benefits of manufacturing firms advancing their maintenance techniques. NIST needs present maintenance costs from manufacturers to better understand potential opportunities for Predictive Maintenance projects and develop a useful tool for manufacturers.

     

    Who should complete this survey: Management staff or senior staff members that are familiar with the maintenance practices, costs, and strategies at the manufacturing plant site.

     

    Time involved: 22 questions, 20-25 minutes. Please leave blank any responses that cannot be released or determined.

     

    Reporting and results: Responses will be kept anonymous. The results are planned to be published in a report early next year and be used to develop a free software tool for manufacturers available soon thereafter.

     

    Where to complete the survey:

    https://www.nist.gov/el/applied-economics-office/machinery-maintenance-survey.

    Questions or comments can be directed to FloridaMakes at info@floridamakes.com or Douglas Thomas at maintenance@nist.gov.

     

    We appreciate your assistance as we work to promote innovation and competitiveness in U.S. manufacturing.

     

    FloridaMakes is a great resource and can help your company address current challenges, create new opportunities for growth and achieve measurable results. To learn how FloridaMakes’ services can unlock growth opportunities and cost savings for your company, contact your FloridaMakes’ Business Advisor Paula DeLuca at paula.deluca@floridamakes.com or at (904) 385-2123 (cell).

  • New Members

    Welcome to the FCMA family!

    CenterState Bank

    Mike Dailey, VP/Senior Relationship Banker

    (904) 421-5696
    1325 Hendricks Avenue

    Jacksonville, FL 32207


    CenterState Bank Corporation operates as one of the largest community bank franchises headquartered in the state of Florida. With over $16 billion in assets, the Bank provides traditional retail, commercial, mortgage, wealth management and SBA services.

    JEBCO Weatherproofing Management

    John Bugg, Operations Manager

    (904) 419-7754
    4495 Roosevelt Blvd, Ste 304-105
    Jacksonville, FL 32210


    JEBCO Weatherproofing Management is Florida's leading commercial roofing and waterproofing repair, maintenance and exterior restoration Contractor. JEBCO WM's Engineering division works with facility management professionals to resolve complex waterproofing problems.

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