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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

ISO Certification Keeps Company in the Supply Chain and Leads to Immediate Increased Sales

Reported Year
Eagle Quality Components needed to obtain their ISO 9001:2015 certification in order to maintain a contract. Acquiring their quality certification would equate to a significant increase in company revenue. The addition of the certification would also lead to increasing their customer base. The certification is a highly sought after qualifier for

CAE Healthcare Transforms into a Factory-of-the-Future Embracing Industry 4.0

Reported Year
CAE Healthcare faced the challenge of evolving its manufacturing operations to stay at the forefront of the human simulator industry. With the ambition to not only retain but also increase market share, the leadership team understood that a significant transformation was necessary. The company aimed to integrate advanced automation technologies and

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
Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 16, 2024