Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

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Category: Manufacturing in SWFL


Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response

Employee Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family leave and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

COVID-19: Are You Prepared?

As the COVID-19 health crisis impacts global supply chains, Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association as part of the FloridaMakes Network is stressing the importance of having a plan in place prior to disruptions to your supply chain. Click to download the following checklist to help your company react to and prepare for disruptions.

Operational Excellence the TOYOTA Way

If you missed February’s roundtable discussion, you missed a great presentation on Operational Excellence and the Toyota Way. But you can view the presentation from the meeting by clicking the image below: Be sure to check our upcoming event list for future events and don’t miss out!

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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