Manufacturing News

  • March 07, 2017 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    R&D Tax Credit Application To Open Soon
    The Florida Department of Revenue will accept applications for the R&D Tax Credit against the Corporate Income Tax for tax year 2016 starting Monday, March 20, 2017 through Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 11:59 PM. The amount of credits that will be awarded is $9 million total. If applications exceed the cap they will be awarded on a pro-rata basis. Prior to applying through DOR, companies must certify through the Department of Economic Opportunity that they are a qualified targeted industry business. For additional information on how to apply DOR has released a “Tax Information Publication” which can be found by clicking here.

  • March 01, 2017 8:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Honeywell LIVE: The Future of Supply Chain, Today highlights the latest technology breakthroughs and innovative solutions from Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions that will help drive value across supply chain operations. Key Honeywell business leaders discuss new additions to the company’s evolving portfolio that improve safety, productivity and efficiency for manufacturers, distribution centers, logistics firms, retailers and more.

    Published on Feb 17, 2017
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  • February 28, 2017 4:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Defense and Government Suppliers: What You Need to Know about the New NIST 800-171 Regulation
    FloridaMakes Webinar
    March 30 - 9 to 10 am

    If you are a defense / government supplier – or if you are a subcontractor selling to a government supplier – you need to know about the new NIST 800-171 regulation, and take steps to assess and comply with the regulation by the end of 2017. This new regulation covers the protection of “Controlled Unclassified Information,” defined as information created by the government, or an entity on behalf of the government, that is unclassified, but needs safeguarding.

    Sign up for this free March 30 FloridaMakes webinar, designed to provide manufacturers with an overview of what the regulation requires, and what’s needed to develop a plan of action.

    Register here by March 29.

  • February 17, 2017 7:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Tampa Bay area ranks once again as one of the most affordable metros in the United States and the second most affordable market in Florida. With a 2016 Cost of Living Index (COLI) of 91.5, the Tampa market is 8.5 points lower than the national average of 100.

    In comparison with the rest of Florida, the Orlando market’s COLI was 94.2, Miami was 111, and Jacksonville was 95.8. The lowest composite score of 90.6 belonged to the Palm Coast-Flagler County area. The Tampa metro came in more affordable than major markets across the United States as well. Atlanta’s composite score was 98.7, Dallas sat at 100.4, and Raleigh was 94.4.

    Read more on the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development website.


  • January 31, 2017 7:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is still time for making nominations to the FloridaMakes/Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award. Please consider recognizing your deserving suppliers, customers, or partners with a nomination for this prestigious award. Please pass along this solicitation to your colleagues. We are accepting nominations through Monday, February 13, 2017.

    The nomination process is very simple...just reply and send the following information to me in an email, or use the link at https://www.floridamakes.com/nominator.stml

    -Name of the company
    -Contact person
    -Email address
    -(Phone, if available)

    That's it...NO nominee write-ups are required. Every Florida manufacturing company is eligible. It is not necessary for the nominee to be a member of any association.

    Additional information about the awards process can be found at https://www.floridamakes.com/what-we-do/mbe-award.stml

    Awards will be announced at the 25th Annual Governor's Sterling Award Banquet at the conclusion of the Florida Sterling Conference on Friday, June 2, 2017. More information about the Conference and Award Banquet can be found at https://www.floridasterling.com/conferences/annualconference

    If you have any questions, contact: Phil Centonze, Lead Judge, FloridaMakes, 954-684-2642, phil.centonze@FloridaMakes.com

  • January 27, 2017 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tampa Bay Startup Week is a five-day celebration of our community. Last year over 5,000 business and community leaders attended to help bring out the best in local talent.

    This event contains over 50 unique sessions teaching attendees about startup and existing business topics from technology to accounting, marketing and public relations, legal topics, beer manufacturing and more.

    The best part of Tampa Bay Startup Week is that it is free to attend. They also have 2 very unique opportunities for startups and businesses under 10 years old and they are encouraging startups to apply for approval to set up a table for free at the launch party.

    Review the schedule at https://tampabay.startupweek.co/.  Need more information? Contact: Ebony Grimsley-Vaz, ebony@abovepromotions.com, (813) 383-1914, ext 1000

  • January 13, 2017 3:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The USF Lean Six Sigma program will encompass all the necessary requirements for you to obtain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification including training hours, project assessment and the exam.

    Program Begins: January 20
    Meets Jan.20; Feb.3,4; Mar.3,4,31; Apr.1,21
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Questions?
    Call 813-974-5550
    Email CE-Inquiries@usf.edu

    More Information

  • January 11, 2017 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As an HP foundational partner, Jabil Circuit was among the first companies to receive pre-production Jet Fusion 3-D printers earlier this year. Now, they have the real thing and are open for business.

    Read the article online at Industry Week.


  • January 10, 2017 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Currently, we are looking for people who would like to judge for the BAMA special award the upcoming STEM/Science fairs. What this entails is looking at the projects and picking out ones that apply specifically to manufacturing. Those students are then given a cash award and invited to attend our annual dinner in June.

    Here is the info on the fairs:
    Pinellas County - February 4, 8am-3pm (or until we’ve selected winners) at Seminole Middle School, 8701 - 131st Street North, Seminole, FL 33776
    Hillsborough County - February 14, 8am-1pm (or until we’ve selected winners) at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St. Tampa, FL 33607

    If you can take time out of your busy schedule to help, please contact becky@bama-fl.org ASAP.

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