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May VOICE Newsletter

Good afternoon:

I am pleased to invite you to our upcoming Spring Symposium, set for May 20 at World Golf Village's Renaissance St Augustine Resort. We have put together a program that will provide you with valuable information concerning energy, taxes, tax refunds and credits, grants, our economic forecast and policies approved in the legislative session that ended April 30.

I hope you will reserve the day and take a few minutes to sign up for our event using the button below. 
We look forward to seeing you.

As always we are here to serve you, if you have any questions, please contact us.

Thank you, 

Lake G. Ray III, President
First Coast Manufacturers Association

Register for Symposium

Micro-Ant
James Messinkjmessink@micro-ant.com
www.micro-ant.com
We are a custom antenna design and manufacturing company that provide solutions to DOD, Military, and Commercial markets. We have a variety of manufacturing capability including CNC machining, Robotic Machining, 3D printing, Ultrasonic Welding, Induction Soldering, and many more. We are a very fast paced work environment always pushing the limits on new technology and new product manufacturing.

30th Golf Outing 
FCMA’s 30th Golf Outing was a big success due to the outpouring of support that was given by the members!  Thank you for supporting this annual event.

Congratulations to our Winners
  • 1st Place Team – Pilot Pen of America
  • 2nd Place Team – iVenture Solutions
  • 3rd Place Team – WJ Sapp & Son
  • Pink Ball Team -  Harbinger
  • Putting Contest - Sean Hassan, The Doctors Center

Special Thank You to our Sponsors

  • Signature Sponsor - The Doctor Center
  • Corporate Sponsors - Florida Power & Light, Miller Electric Company, Remedy Intelligent Staffing
  • Lunch Sponsors - Neptune Fire Protection Engineering, Weather Engineers, Inc.
  • Breakfast Sponsors - Jacksonville Port Authority, The Bailey Group, Weather Engineers, Inc.
  • Putting Contest - Kardex Storage Systems
  • Hole-In-One - Dixon Hughes Goodman LLC
  • Hole-In-One - PNC Bank
Thank you as well to all the hole sponsors; donations for the goody bags, door prizes and the raffle. We would not have made this event such a huge success for our sponsorship applicants without you. 
2021 FCMA Golf Outing
Government Relations Committee
State Representative Cyndi Stevenson from District 17 spoke to our Government Relations Committee in April. Thank you for taking the time to be with us during session, Representative Stevenson! 

Environmental Health & Safety Committee
This month, Jim Davis from Pond presented at our EHS Committee meeting. He spoke on the Organizational Benefits of Injury and Illness Prevention. Thank you to Jim and our attendees. 

April Member Social
FCMA hosted an exclusive member social at Wicked Barley on Monday, April 26.
Thank you to all of the members who attended! 

Educational Partners Workshop
Learn more about the programs and training opportunities offered by our Educational Partners. They will be highlighting the offerings that could be of most benefit to our members and helping  you connect with their current students and graduates. 

PRESENTING EDUCATION PARTNERS: DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management; Duval County Public Schools; First Coast Technical College; Florida State College at Jacksonville; St. Johns River State College; University of North Florida; and Northeast Florida Safety Council

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM via Zoom                       
Email to rsvp information@fcmaweb.com
Event Flier


FCMA Symposium - Manufacturing; Gaining the Edge

Thursday, May 20 & Thursday, September 2

World Golf Village Renaissance St Augustine Resort

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

1 Date: $299 Members, $349 Non-Members; Both Dates: $499 Members, $549 Non-Members
Register Here

Price includes Breakfast, Lunch, Exhibitor Fair & Sessions, Optional Off-site Dinner with President to follow at additional cost. Two day ticket is transferable.

Spring Topics: The Future of Energy & How it Affects Business, Grants, Tax Watch,  Economist Update, Legislative Session Update

Fall Topics: Regional Manufacturing Awards,  HR, Labor, Safety & Environmental Issues, Minimum Wage: How It Impacts Your Company, Cuts in Training Funds: What Does That Mean?

Exhibitors: $500/day, Space Limited, Sign up by emailing information@fcmaweb.com.

Sponsorship Benefits
 

Continuous Improvement—The New Normal
FCMA is excited to announce a second offering of our Continuous Improvement—The New Normal training program, developed in collaboration with the Jacksonville Lean Consortium (“LeanJax”).
Classes start June 10. 

Feedback from our first class was very favorable:
• Thank you for a great class! Lean Thinking’s “blame the process, not the people” mindset resonates with me. I learned that focusing on eliminating waste, work place organization, and visual standard work are the answer to the question: “We want to do it (Lean) but how do I get started?”
• This certification has opened my eyes up a lot and seeing things in a different way. I will continue to work with my team on improvement and see what other changes we can get implemented in the near future.”

The program is designed to provide tools, methodologies, and systems for changing and improving the way your employees do work, and will focus on basic continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles, tools and methodologies using six interactive modules. Read more here and register here

How Small Manufacturers Can Use Cutting-Edge TechRead More.
Manufacturing Institute Takes on Second Chance Hiring
Read More. 

Wage Survey Coming Soon

One of the benefits of FCMA membership is participation in our annual Wage Survey. For manufacturers only, our goal is to collect the information and disseminate it so you can make decisions regarding  adjustments you would like to make to your own wage and benefit package.  

Key Dates: 

  • May 1 - Surveys sent 
  • June 1 - Survey due back to FCMA
  • July - Data compiled and printed
  • August 15 - All companies who participated will receive a free copy; Members who did not participate can purchase for $75.00. This survey is not for sale to non-members.

FCMA wants to help keep your business competitive. The information you report will be treated with the strictest of confidence. Results will be published in summary only and no individual company information
will be divulged. Thank you for your participation! 


Register for the MakeMore Manufacturing Virtual Summit 
Led by FloridaMakes and hosted in partnership with the Associated Industries of FloridaCareerSource FloridaEnterprise Florida, and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, this Summit will provide a platform to exchange ideas about how Florida’s resources are addressing the impact of market dynamics, economic trends and policies, and new technologies in the manufacturing sector. 
There are four segments of virtual content: 
  • Business Growth - June 22
  • Talent Development - July 27
  • Technology - August 24
  • Outlook 2022 - October 25
Bundle all four events or purchase individually! We hope to "see" you there! 
Johnson & Johnson Vision to power global HQ with 100% solar electricity - Read More

Jacksonville and Puerto Rico Port Authorities Sign Pledge to Work Together - Read More

Business lending options explored during recent panel discussion - Read More 
(featuring FCMA Member Sawgrass Finance)

We'd love to feature your news or events in the Members Corner in next month's FCMA Voice! Contact information@fcmaweb.com to be featured. 

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