New Member Orientation

FCMA's New Member Orientation is not only limited to new companies. FCMA offers this orientation to employees of current member companies who you want to be active in the association. New Member Orientation is for FCMA members only.

RSVP is required to attend. Please contact Maria to sign up.

Upcoming Orientation: Thursday, May 2
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: FCMA office (1615 Huffingham Road, Suite 2)

Young Professionals Meeting

Building strong relationships between FCMA members through the growth and development of young professionals.

Join the FCMA Young Professionals Group! This is a FCMA members only group.

It is the perfect opportunity to interact with your peers and connect with other young professionals, aged 21 to 40, in FCMA.

Please share with any employees of FCMA member companies who would be interested. Join us at our first meeting of 2019:

When: Thursday, May 9, 4:00-5:00PM
Where: FCMA Office, 1615 Huffingham Road, Suite 2, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Special speaker: Abe Alangadan, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Past FCMA Tri-Chair
RSVP: E-mail to

If you are interested in being a part of the FCMA Young Professional group, please let Amanda in the FCMA office know by e-mail ( or phone (904-296-9664).  

Make It Matter, Make It Here Symposium

You asked for a 1-day, Jacksonville based Summit & we delivered! Join us on Friday, May 17 at UNF's University Center for dynamic session topics & networking.

Tentative Agenda

7:00 AM – Registration open, Exhibitor Booths Open

7:30 AM – Breakfast begins – Exhibitor Booths Open - Welcome

7:45 AM – 9:00 AM – Manufacturing Tax Breaks and Training Dollars Available

9:10 AM – 10:25 AMBeing Mickey in a Goofy World: Understanding User Attacks

10:35 AM – 11:50 AM – Developments in Employment Law - Discussion to include proposed changes to Fair Labor Standards Act, Title 7 – Sexual Orientation case in front of the Supreme Court, ADA website compliance and other issues, Union/Non-Union issues, EEOC (Retaliation), GPS Jamming Devices, and other issues.

12:00 – 1:30 PM – Lunch and Political Analysis with Local Talk Show Personalities

1:40 – 2:50 PM – Advanced Manufacturing 4.0, The Fourth Industrial Revolution

2:50 – 3:00 PM – Closing Remarks

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Social Connection for Symposium Attendees, Location TBA Register Now - $199 Members, $249 Non-Members Sign Up to Sponsor

Applying for Training Grants Workshop

Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 AM - Registration; 8:00 - 9:30 AM - Presentation

Applying for Training's easy with our help! Get reimbursed for training you may already be planning! We will discuss State & local grant information, Who is eligible to apply, Requirements, Training - included and excluded, Resources to help you

Click here for more information.

Manufacturing Skills Gap Training Update

Thursday, June 13, 7:30 AM - Registration; 8:00 - 9:30 AM - Presentation

Make sure your voice is heard by attending this important workshop. This facilitated discussion is targeted to hear manufacturers' voice in partnership with state colleges. How can we improve the relationship? What's working? What challenges or barriers need to be addressed? How do manufacturers ensure that colleges produce work-ready graduates?

This workshop will provide FCMA members the opportunity to participate in processes of identifying skill gaps, relevant curriculum updates, expanding the exposure of manufacturing across the commercial sector, and increase manufacturing interests with respect to state legislative priorities. Click here for more information.

General Meeting - June

Save the Date – our next General Meeting will be on Monday, June 24, 4:00-6:00PM. Location is TBA. There will be no General Meeting in May. Please join us at the FCMA Symposium on May 17.

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