Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

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Category: Manufacturing in SWFL

Florida Manufacturing Employer of Choice Program created

What is the Florida Manufacturing Employer of Choice Program? Your people are your greatest asset, so your employee value proposition needs to reflect why people choose to work for you. The Manufacturing Employer of Choice program is conducted by a third-party consulting firm via a “no-cost” 40 question survey to determine how your company ranks […]


On June 3, 2022, the Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Award Winners were announced and celebrated at the 30th Annual Sterling Banquet in Orlando, FL. More than 500 people from various business sectors were in the audience, as the manufacturing industry was highlighted independently from the rest. Over 160 Florida manufacturing companies were nominated, and […]

FloridaMakes Launches Annual Award for Florida’s Top Manufacturing Apprentices

Florida’s top manufacturing apprentices will be honored at the annual MakeMore Manufacturing Summit in October 2022 ORLANDO, FL – FloridaMakes, a statewide organization operated by an alliance of Florida’s regional manufacturers associations and partner organizations, has announced a new statewide award, celebrating Florida’s top manufacturing apprentices. The Apprentice of the Year award will be given […]

Manufacturers to host Student Tours, October 2022

A primary goal of the SRMA is to help inspire the next generation of manufacturers, and educate the public at large on the importance of the role manufacturers play in our daily lives.  Everyone knows about the growing skill shortage despite the high volume of job openings in the sector.  So how do we change […]

October is Manufacturing Month in Florida

Click Here to see County/State Proclamations MANUFACTURING MONTH – OCTOBER 2021 STUDENT TOURS OF MANUFACTURING FACILITIES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2022.  MANUFACTURERS…PLEASE HOST A STUDENT PLANT TOUR!  REGISTRATION BELOW. The goal of Manufacturing Day (first Friday in October) and Manufacturing Month is to inspire the next generation of manufacturers, and educate the public at large […]

SRMA Roundtable: Accelerating Workforce Skills & Certifications

Many manufacturers are facing a growing demand for products and supplies. To stay ahead of the curve, manufacturers realize the need to sharpen the skills of their workforce. To address this growing need, Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) hosted the “Accelerating Workforce Skills & Certifications” Roundtable. “To answer this growing need of local manufacturers in […]

CyberSecurity Awareness for Manufacturers

Companies and individuals are at a greater risk than ever from online hackers, which can result in millions of dollars in damage and loss. In response, the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) presented the “Cybersecurity Alert” webinar. Learn how hackers infiltrate manufacturing and other business systems, cybersecurity regulation and compliance, and valuable preventative measures to […]

Meet the Manufacturers & Take Plant Tours

To celebrate Manufacturing Month in October 2020, the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association invited some of Southwest Florida’s leading manufacturers to participate in a virtual roundtable discussion. Viewers met the owners or representatives of Arthrex, MY Shower Door/D3 Glass and Wicked Dolphin as well as took a virtual plant tour of their facilities. Manufacturers discussed the […]

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