Manufacturers honored for marketplace leadership at SRMA Awards

November 28, 2016 CONRIC PR

At its recent Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Networking Event, the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) recognized Southwest Florida’s premiere manufacturers. Held on Nov. 10, the event featured Conditioned Air’s Theo Etzel as keynote speaker and honored manufacturers based on their performance in several key categories.peter-bagwell-and-ted-bill

SRMA’s board of directors considered nominees’ strengths based on stringent criteria within the categories of: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer & Market Focus, Knowledge Management, Workforce Focus and Operations Focus. Along with Manufacturer of the Year, awarded to companies within a designated size category based on number of employees, and Distributor of the Year, new Awards for 2016 include Supplier of the Year and Logistics Business of the Year.

peter-bagwell-and-tim-hoardThe winners were:

Manufacturer of the Year

Trilogy Laboratories – 1+ employees

Pelican Wire – 40+ employees

Eastern Architectural System – 100+ employees

Arthrex – 250+ employees

Supplier of the Year


Distributor of the Year

Storm Smart

Logistics Company of the Yearmax-dean-and-connie-ramos-williams-lr

Craters & Freighters

SRMA Executive Director Peter Bagwell said, “As the Southwest Florida community increasingly appreciates the potential of manufacturing to boost and sustain our economy, SRMA’s members are quietly striving for greater innovation and leadership inside their own operations. It’s a real pleasure to recognize their accomplishments and quest for excellence.”

To discover the many benefits of membership in SRMA for manufacturers and affiliate businesses, visit or contact Executive Director Peter Bagwell at or (239) 689-3649.

darlene-and-bruce-vanderveen-lrAbout the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association
The purpose and objective of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is to bring together manufacturers to encourage the economic development of Southwest Florida through manufacturing, and to act as a forum for the expression and exchange of ideas and information among its members. The SRMA provides the platform to promote the general welfare of our members in relation to economic, civic, and educational challenges. We encourage the cooperative interchange of information and assistance in all matters of mutual interest, fostering social relationships and community involvement among our membership. Visit for more information.

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