Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

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Category: Manufacturing in SWFL

iTech Spring Courses

The iTech Center for Manufacturing Excellence has open enrollment for its Spring 2020 courses now through March. Call (239) 377-6100 to sign up.

Diversity in Commerce Creates Robust Economy

Southwest Florida and Naples in particular are known for hospitality and tourism. But an economy based solely on one industry is not very robust and can easily fluctuate excessively. Read more about how the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is fostering growth beyond the 317 already established manufacturing operations in Collier County to drive jobs […]

Hendry County Growing with Manufacturing

When most people think of Hendry County, they think agriculture, not manufacturing. That is quickly changing however as the County’s location, rich resources and lower operating costs have caught the attention of manufacturing companies. Learn more about what Hendry County offers and how they are being proactive to attract new businesses.

Resources Available to Manufacturers

There are over 21,500 manufacturers in Florida of every kind and size. Helping these businesses thrive is a network of resources that help them thrive and continue to grow. Unfortunately, only 4% of the manufacturers take advantage of this network, leaving 96% to fend for themselves. This article explores the resources available to manufacturers and […]

Pelican Wire: The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month, July 2019

This article was first published by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Founded in 1969, Pelican Wire is an employee-owned manufacturer of resistance wire, thermocouple wire and custom solutions across a wide-array of industries, including aerospace, radiant heating, automotive, wind energy, military and many industrial applications. Pelican Wire employee-owners consistently work to support the community […]

Oceana Global Logistics Joins Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

Oceana Global Logistics, a Fort Myers-based independent non-vessel operating common carrier and freight forwarder, is expanding their presence within Southwest Florida by joining the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association or SRMA. The SRMA connects manufacturers and the needed resources in Southwest Florida together “to help them thrive in the areas of economic development, state-of-the-art technology and […]

BDK Manufacturing Solutions launches, aims to strengthen companies

Consultancy uses lean principles, focuses on personnel development A new consulting service is showing manufacturers how to operate more efficiently during a challenging time for the industry. Naples, Florida-based BDK Manufacturing Solutions, LLC draws from the more than 30 years that company President Bob Ferris has spent helping manufacturing companies eliminate waste, build teams and […]

Manufacturing job fair set for Fort Myers, Naples

SRMA to connect businesses with qualified applicants Manufacturers and career-minded job seekers have a can’t-miss opportunity in front of them. The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association, better known as the SRMA, will conduct a hiring event at a pair of CareerSource Southwest Florida offices on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  The Fort Myers location […]

Manufacturing “taking a grip”

“Manufacturing is taking a grip here in Southwest Florida,” Wall said.  For that reason, CareerSource Southwest Florida partnered with the Immokalee Technical College (iTech), the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME), and the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) to host two hiring events for manufacturers on Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., one at its center in Fort Myers and one […]

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