Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

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Category: Manufacturing in SWFL

AIF in Partnership with Space Florida and FloridaMakes Accelerates Critical Connections Between Florida Manufacturers & Businesses During COVID 19 Pandemic

The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) in partnership with Space Florida and FloridaMakes today announced the deployment of an online database for Florida’s small to large manufacturers to engage in the marketplace. The online database, Connex Florida, started as a disaster risk mitigation effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and is proving to be a critical […]

FloridaMakes Works with Industry to Sponsor the First Statewide Online Manufacturing Apprentice Program

FloridaMakes is sponsoring a statewide registered apprenticeship program –– the FloridaMakes Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship. The first program offered will focus on entry-level skills for new and existing employees in the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) occupation. With online, on-demand access to the foundational Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician training curriculum, this new approach brings […]

SBA Disaster Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness […]


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.

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