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Professional development programs

Community involvement

Government relations

Educational workshops/seminars

 

Membership Benefits

FCMA is a constant advocate for manufacturing interests with a strong emphasis on leveling the playing field for existing companies.

"FCMA is manufacturing’s leading voice in Florida’s new economy.”

Ron Avery, Chairman,
The Ronco Group

  • Assists members with individual economic incentives.
  • All employees of each FCMA member company are encouraged to participate.
  • Conducts regular meetings with national, state, and local elected officials to promote manufacturing issues.
  • FCMA is a non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation.

 

Networking

FCMA's strong network among its members strengthens the profitability of its members through professional development programs, community involvement, government relations, and educational workshops/seminars.  Membership in First Coast Manufacturers Association is an excellent investment in strengthening you, your company and your employees.

The association has qualification requirements and membership is by invitation only.  Applicants must be sponsored by at least one existing member firm or the FCMA staff.  We know time is limited and we know that membership is an investment that demands a return.

The following are examples of how you can immediately benefit from our association.

 

Economic Benefits

FCMA is a constant advocate for manufacturing interests with a strong emphasis on leveling the playing field for existing companies.

  • FCMA assists members with individual economic incentives.
  • FCMA offers specialized customized training program available to members only.
  • FCMA interacts and lobbies national, state, and local elected officials to promote manufacturing issues.
  • FCMA’s public relations committee provides assistance in the promotions of member companies.  

 

Workshops 

Timely topics are usually offered in a two-hour format on a regular basis. Each is designed to quickly educate you on a subject that will impact your business and introduce you to valuable resources within the FCMA to keep you ahead of the curve.

  • FCMA sponsors seminars and workshops on specific issues ranging from manufacturing processes to human relations.
  • FCMA is active in Environmental Protection issues including permitting, Brownfields, TMDL and Conservation.
  • FCMA provides active committees that focus on Community Relations, Public Relations, Environmental Health/Safety, Government Relations, Human Resources/Education, Information Technology and Membership Development. 

 

Wage Survey

Each summer we publish the most definitive wage and benefit survey of First Coast manufacturers that provides you with a valuable resource guide.

 

Sharing Knowledge

Our family includes a wide variety of manufacturing and related companies. Members benefit from each other's experiences in a non-competitive environment. We pride ourselves on providing immediate service to our members on a daily basis. We serve as consultants, expeditors, researchers, and direct representatives in areas as diverse as environmental regulation to tax relief to employee retention.  

  • FCMA provides mandatory New Member Orientation for all new members.
  • FCMA offers a member-only online Community for exchanging ideas and correspondence.
  • FCMA encourages strong networking among members.
  • FCMA meets monthly at a variety of manufacturing member locations and features informative programs.
  • FCMA provides a comprehensive Membership Directory on-line.
  • FCMA publishes "VOICE" an informative newsletter monthly.
  • FCMA emphasizes Neighborhood involvement through Community Advisory Panels.