Awards celebrate the industry’s contributions to Southwest Florida’s economy
At its Manufacturer and Affiliate of the Year Award Banquet on Sept. 23, held at Eastern Architectural Systems, The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) honored its Manufacturer of the Year and Affiliate of the Year Award recipients.
Manufacturer of the Year:
All American Printing / Signarama North Fort Myers (1-9 employees)
Polygon Solutions (10-29 employees)
Dean Steel Buildings (30-99 employees)
Storm Smart (100+ employees)
Affiliate of the Year:
CONRIC PR & Marketing
Manufacturers of the Year are companies of various sizes that elevate the status of the industry as a driver of growth in the economy of Southwest Florida, positions manufacturing as an attractive sector for the region’s future workforce, and demonstrates best practices to serve as a model of efficiency to the SRMA’s membership. A new award at the third annual event was Affiliate of the Year Award, recognizing a non-manufacturer business member of the SRMA that has made great contributions to the organization and the status of manufacturers in the region.
SRMA Executive Director, Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki, said, “Our members make our organization strong, which is a direct reflection of how manufacturing is strengthening the economic stability of Southwest Florida. I’m thrilled to celebrate our outstanding manufacturers and affiliates.”
Upcoming SRMA events include a full schedule of manufacturer facility tours and STEM activities with area schools on October 2. A charity golf event will be held on October 30 at Coral Oaks Golf Course in Cape Coral. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Community Cooperative. For information on these and all other events, including the monthly roundtable discussions, contact Max Dean at email@example.com.
Manufacturing is growing in Southwest Florida, and SRMA is building a strong foundation in which to support its membership by providing education, resources, marketing, promotions, networking, grants, scholarships, internships, training, and an annual Made in Southwest Florida Faire. SRMA provides valuable contacts for networking and promotes an environment for industry growth. SRMA can help your business with expert advice through seminars and forums on topics such as Best Practices and Lean Manufacturing. SRMA also offers assistance with training employees, educating future employees and influencing legislation and regulation.
About 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. To learn more about the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association visit www.srma.net.