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FloridaMakes is a statewide, industry-led, public-private partnership operated by an alliance of Florida’s Regional Manufacturers Associations with the sole mission of strengthening and advancing Florida’s economy by improving the productivity and technological performance of its manufacturing sector, with an emphasis on small- and medium-sized firms. It accomplishes this by providing services focused on three principle value streams: technology adoption, talent development, and business growth. FloridaMakes Business Advisors provide customized services to meet the needs and opportunities of individual companies based on an enterprise assessment and include process improvement, business growth and innovation, supply chain optimization, product development, adoption of best practices and appropriate advanced technologies, sustainability, market expansion and other services.

FloridaMakes provides services through an existing network of Regional Manufacturers Associations and other organizations, and partners with public and private service providers—including research and education institutions, consultants, and training providers—to improve the overall performance of individual firms, create and retain an advanced manufacturing workforce and deliver measurable economic impact.

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Success Stories

A Clean Shop Grows Customers

Reported Year
In order to sustain and grow the business in a highly competitive market space, Sam realized that his company needed to do more than just produce high-quality precision parts. They would also have to offer shorter lead times at a comparable or lower price than the competition. Sam soon discovered that having a clean and organized shop had become an

Factory Redesign Increases Sales and Decreases Costs

Reported Year
With the site acquisition came numerous opportunities to improve capacity and reduce quality errors, thus resulting in additional sales to the facility. Mayhew required assistance reviewing their current state with the goal of setting them up for increased throughput in their production operations. Mayhew Tools also recently rented an expansion

Awards Assessment Leads to Increased Sales and Jobs

Reported Year
Amerikooler has been seeing year-over-year growth, leading to increased market share for their products. The company faces challenges with the rising cost of raw materials and some supply chain disruption. The management team at Amerikooler reached out to the South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA), part of the FloridaMakes Network and the
Created March 18, 2019, Updated August 5, 2023