Let's Make It Here,
Lake Ray, President
First Coast Manufacturers Association
Tuesday, March 3
MFG Day Preview
Thursday, March 5
New Member Orientation
Monday, March 31
Commercial Metal Company
Friday, April 3
St Johns Golf & Country Club
Thursday, April 30
Financing Resources for Domestic & International Expansion
UNF University Center
DEADLINE EXTENDED 2 WEEKS
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Welcome to the FCMA family!
All Purpose Staffing
Dan Ballinger, CEO/President
9471 Baymeadows Rd, Ste 108, Jacksonville, FL 32208
Provides temporary personnel, both industrial unskilled & skilled, to warehouse, to administrative & other.
Centerline Steel, LLC
Tracy Smith, CEO/Managing Partner
208 W Davis Industrial Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Centerline Steel is a majority-woman/family-owned company dedicated to uncompromising product quality coupled with superior customer service. All brackets are made from American steel and manufactured in Centerline's state-of-the-art facilities in St. Augustine, FL.
John Kauffman, Account Director
501 Riverside Ave, Ste 1000, Jacksonville, FL 32202
A brokerage/consulting firm providing insurance, risk management, and employee benefits services.
Veritas Steel LLC
Rene Miller, HRM
211 Comfort Road, Palatka, FL 32177
Fabrication and Manufacturer of Complex Steel Bridges.
Opportunities to learn, grow and interact with other manufacturers.
FCMA hosted a Social Connection at Strings Sports Brewery in Springfield for members to network. Thank you for hosting, Strings and to those who attended!
Government Relations Committee
James Bennett, Baker County Commission Chairman, District 4 and JAXPORT Senior Director of Engineering & Construction was our guest for our February Government Relations Committee
Professional Progress Kickoff
Our 2020 Professional Progress course kicked off this month! This program runs February to October and includes the kickoff luncheon, monthly courses, community service project and graduation. Speakers included Lake Ray, Maria Corby and Greg Strong from Dept of Environmental Protection.
Manufacturing, Measuring & Math Workshop
FCMA wants students to know about opportunities in manufacturing. We have a new initiative to reach middle & high school students through their math classes and we are training manufacturers to help us expand! Thanks to all who came to our Train the Trainer worksheet. Get involved with our initiatives by contacting Amanda about the WFD committee!
General Meeting at Q-PAC
Our February General Meeting took place at Q-PAC in St. John's County. Thank you for hosting! In addition, FairchildHR was our refreshment sponsor. Our next meeting is on a Tuesday -
March 31 at Commercial Metals Company.
Training Grants Workshop
Attendees of the recent WFD workshop discussed state & local grant information, who is eligible to apply, requirements, training – included and excluded and resources available. Thanks for attending!
Highlighting a new FCMA member each month
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GRACE Aerospace is a full-service aerospace manufacturer and systems integrator with capabilities in product development and engineering, structural fabrication, CNC machining, electrical assembly, systems integration and test certified to AS9100D standards. Our government customers have relied on GRACE for two decades to build and deliver sophisticated systems to exacting standards on time and on budget.
In one sentence, what differentiates you from your competitors? Grace Aerospace sets itself apart by going beyond the role of a build to print shop and helps our customers by providing upfront engineering insight into customer designs to prevent costly problems and rework.
What is a cool fact about your company and the product or service you provide? Although our name is GRACE “Aerospace”, we can help any company with manufacturing almost anything electrical or structural!
How does FCMA make your company better? GRACE Aerospace is so happy to have found FCMA. FCMA has been instrumental in helping GRACE develop new business relationships, offer training solutions for our employees, and serve as an overall great resource for local business knowledge.
Want some free advertising for your company? Help us share more about what our members do!
Be featured in a member spotlight? Contact Amanda here!
WE JOINED FCMA - NOW WHAT?
MEMBERSHIP PERK: Meet people & help us thrive by being part of a committee!
Business to Business
Responsible for all programs, community participation, networking events, annual employee recognition banquet and awards.
Major Committee Sponsored Activities: General Meetings, Golf Tournament, Excellence Awards, Socials, Summit, Symposium
Workforce Development Committee
Focuses on Human Resources component of manufacturing and combating common issues facing manufacturing. Conducts the annual wage and benefit survey. Also responsible for developing educational and training programs and working with local educational institutions to improve the skill level of students to better prepare them for manufacturing jobs.
Major Committee Sponsored Activities: Career Fairs, Leadership Academy, Manufacturing Month, School Projects
Government Relations Committee
Promotes and monitors local and state legislative issues affecting manufacturers, maintains a continued dialogue with elected officials, active in cooperative efforts with other state and national organizations. The committee measures the economic impact of manufacturing in the region, develops strategic plans to enhance manufacturing’s role, creates an awareness of international trade opportunities, and makes recommendations on major region-wide economic issues.
Major Committee Sponsored Activities: Tallahassee Advocacy Trips, Candidate Interviews/Endorsements through Political Committee, Meeting guests include state legislators, city council members/county commissioners, local agencies heads
Environmental, Health & Safety Committee
Proactive in identifying environmental and safety issues that have an impact on manufacturers, with emphasis placed on legislative and regulatory issues, forming partnerships with regulators and environmental organizations and emphasis on pollution prevention.
Major Committee Sponsored Activities: Monthly Meetings on Technical/Environmental Issues, Workshops to keep members current on regulatory issues, Off-site meetings sharing best safety management practices at manufacturing locations, Professional Progress – Leadership/professional development program
Membership Services Committee
Responsible for the retention and recruitment of members, development of services for members and employees, assimilation of members into the organization to maximize the benefits of membership (such as committee assignments and site visitation).
Major Committee Sponsored Activities: Member to Member Business, Liaison Program Year Round, Annual Membership Drive, New Member Orientations
Do you have something exciting going on at your company? We want to know!
Tell Amanda to be included in next month's Voice.
St. Johns Summer Internship Opportunity
Career Academies of St. Johns is starting the summer internship process with their Academy students. If your business would be interested in potentially taking on a summer intern, please reach out to Jaime Combs, 904.547.8306, firstname.lastname@example.org. Max 120 hours - unpaid or paid internships.