Excellence Awards

FCMA Excellence Awards

Formerly the Crane Awards after A. Crane Jones, Jr. (1923-2001),  a retired Senior Vice President of CSX Transportation widely recognized for his outstanding leadership and commitment to improving his community. His life was a testament to the commitment to excellence and integrity. FCMA continues to honor him with our annual awards presented to outstanding employees of member companies.

Now titled Employee Excellence Awards, FCMA annually recognizes outstanding individuals for contributions to manufacturing excellence. The event is one of our most esteemed and recognized activities of the year. We host a banquet dinner, complete with special awards to recognize our members’ outstanding employees and companies.

2021 Excellence Awards 

We know how valuable our employees are and like to take every opportunity to have them recognized! Our Excellence in Manufacturing program provides that opportunity for you to have your employees recognized at our annual program. In addition, this year our Outstanding Companies will be added to this event as well. We have solicited our members to recommend companies who should be recognized for their work in the field of manufacturing as well as our partner members and we look forward to recognizing many great companies this year!

This year’s program will be held:

Friday, October 22, 2021

5:30 – 9:00 PM

Adam W. Herbert University Center

Nominations are due NO LATER than September 24. Please click here for the Nomination Form.


2020 Employee Excellence Awards

Our 2020 event was held at the Adam W. Herbert University Center on Friday, January 29. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, we were able to honor 32 employees from 10 companies in our region with dinner, live music & wonderful speakers.

Event Photo Album

2019 Employee Excellence Awards 

Our 2019 event was at UNF’s University Center on Friday, September 27. We had a great turnout and were happy to honor over 95 individual employees on the First Coast.

Times Union Feature

Check out our 2019 photos here!