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JULY
Florida DEO released the June 2015 labor market statistics. Check the full report here


JUNE
Women in Manufacturing video from the June STEM forum is a great way to introduce manufacturing to women, encourage girls to follow a career in STEM and look at some of the myths surrounding the role of women in manufacturing. https://youtu.be/dZBmVXaZQbE


Marion Regional Manufacturers Association is now Mid-FL Regional Manufacturers Association! Learn more at www.mrma.net


MAY
In 2014, manufactured exports accounted for 92 percent of Florida’s total exports! See the 2014 business report here.

Florida manufactured exports accounted for over 54 BILLION dollars in 2014! See the 2014 business report here.


APRIL
The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and NAM have looked at the U.S. tax system and tax rates across several countries. To see the joint white paper, click here


Manufacturing Institute published a study on women in manufacturing: "Exploring the Gender Gap". The study can be seen here


Manufacturing Institute is nearing goal of 500,000 certifications issued within 5 years. Since 2011, more than 419,000 skills certificates have been awarded.  

 
  • 2015 MAF SummitThe 12th annual MAF Summit on 11/4-6 in West Palm Beach! This will be a year to top all others!

  • NOMINATIONS ARE OPENNominations are NOW OPEN for Manufacturer of the Year awards! DEADLINE TO NOMINATE IS 8/3 so act now to show your appreciation!

  • Manufacturing MonthManufacturing Month is a month long celebration of the manufacturing industry. Let us introduce the world of manufacturing to the state of Florida!

  • Women of ManufacturingThe STEM TRADE Manufacturing Forum was held on June 4, 2015 in Orlando, Florida to a packed audience. The Women of Manufacturing panel led an inspirational afternoon.

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 NOMINATIONS OPEN!

Manufacturer/Distributor of the Year

Nominations are NOW OPEN for Manufacturer of the Year awards! This year, we have made the awards even better by adding a category for Distributor!

Any Florida manufacturing company or distributor integral to the manufacturing supply chain, is eligible for nomination. A nominating organization can include any industry group, supplier, customer, workforce or economic development organization, government organization, or individuals. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

All questions can be submitted to the head judge, Phil Centonze at phil.centonze@pos-impact.com.

The deadline to nominate is August 3, 2015 so hurry!

*The nominated manufacturer/distributor MUST be a member of MAF or one of the MAF Regional Associations on or before August 10, 2015.


 

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