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SFMA members now have access to FloridaMakes: a service designed to improve the competitive ability and profitability of the state’s manufacturers.

FloridaMakes is a service designed to help manufacturing companies expand market opportunities, develop customized innovative business strategies, adopt best practices, and assess opportunities for state-of-the-art technologies and training. Our solutions are designed to help your company address current challenges, create new opportunities for growth and achieve measurable results. FloridaMakes is the official representative of the MEP National Network and NIST MEP in the state of Florida.

Learn more about how FloridaMakes can help your business unlock growth opportunities and cost savings by scheduling a customized business assessment today. Contact Jay Hess, your SFMA FloridaMakes Business Advisor at (954) 494-4895 (cell) and jay.hess@floridamakes.com

New Figures are in – Millions in Impact Reported by Manufacturers working with the South Florida Manufactures Association (SFMA) and FloridaMakes

The South Florida Manufactures Association – in partnership with FloridaMakes – is excited to announce that manufacturers in South Florida have reported a combined total of $77.5 million in measurable impacts (total survey data through Q3, 2017). The results break down to include:

• Increased or retained sales: $46 million
• Total cost savings: $10.5 million
• Total investments: $21 million (equipment, new products, skills and other)
• Jobs created or retained: 676

The survey results represent data from 30 manufacturing companies. On average, over $2.6 million in total impact and over 22 jobs were created or retained per firm.

The findings were reported directly by manufacturers through a third-party outside survey conducted on behalf of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP).

Check out a few of the recent success stories:

Pharmaceutical Company Wins Big with Manufacturing Effectiveness

Sancilio & Company, Inc., a 165-person company located in Riviera Beach, is primarily focused on the development of novel therapies for application in the emerging field of lipidomics – the structure, function, interaction and movements of cellular lipids and their relationship to diseases. Learn more.

Charting The Future

Founded in 1958, ADI Metal is a 12-person company based in Fort Lauderdale with a long-standing tradition of solution-based metals distribution with a vast product line. In 1991, Betsy McGee became the company’s president, growing the company to support domestic and international metal fabrication and manufacturing. Learn more.

Successful Composite Manufacturer Constructs Agile Plan For Continued Growth

Neptune Research Inc. (NRI) is a 40-person company based in Riviera Beach, that has led the industry in next-generation research, engineering design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of quality saturated composites that restore, protect, and reinforce pipes, pipelines, and civil structures. Learn more.