FloridaMakes

Through membership with FCMA, our partners and members are uniquely able to receive free or discount tools through FloridaMakes. FloridaMakes is the statewide, industry-led partnership that strengthens and measurably advances Florida’s manufacturing economy. Below are some ways for you to benefit from this network.

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Business Continuity Assessment

Free Risk Asessment covering 10 areas of your business in just 90 minutes!

FloridaMakes has developed custom tools to help manufacturers navigate and mitigate the impacts of future crises. We provide immediate feedback on your business risk and continuity preparedness. Schedule a free deep-dive business continuity risk assessment with Rob Caldwell – rob.caldwell@floridamakes.com.

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Connex Florida – Florida’s Supply Chain Database

Connex Florida is a supply chain database tool for the manufacturing industry in Florida. This tool contains in-depth information on a broad range of Florida manufacturers, along with detailed search functions to highlight specific production capabilities, certifications, equipment, material types and more. The purpose of this tool is to help Florida manufacturers better connect with each other, be discovered, and increase business opportunities.

Basic search and contact information for Florida manufacturers is available to anyone via the search bar or navigation tabs above, however the ability to list detailed information, perform in-depth searches and exchange information regarding sourcing needs, requirements and opportunities is only available to validated Florida advanced manufacturing entities at this time. *Please note the Workforce and R&D Platforms for this tool are still under development.

For more information about Connex Florida, click here.

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COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruption Checklist

As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, manufacturers are aware of the wide ranging impacts on our businesses, our employees, our customers and our suppliers. Most of the information regarding the situation is obviously aimed at personal protection recommendations, but what about the other impacts to our businesses? Click to find a Supply Chain Disruption Checklist that could help you prepare for, or react to, supply chain disruptions that you may experience over the coming months.

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FCMA Member Stories – Success with FloridaMakes

Ameritape

12% increase in sales, 3 new or retained jobs, Increase in employee engagement & productivity

“We never imagined that we could get so much training in one year and see the results so quickly!  We are so thankful to FloridaMakes for helping us with the grant process and connecting us with qualified trainers.  The Business Advisor made the process so easy, and was there every step along the way.  The training propelled us forward to be better leaders and work better together as a team.  We look forward to more growth and we are now better prepared for it!”
– Renee Soares-Vozel, Vice President

Carlisle IT

$591,670 in cost savings, Increased worker morale

Nu-Trend Plastics

Cost Savings: $95,000, New or Retained Sales: $100,000, Created or Retained Jobs: 6

Have you worked with FloridaMakes and seen cost savings? Let us know!