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Three local manufacturers recognized for outstanding work

SRMA members honored at 2022 SMBE Awards

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 14, 2022) – The manufacturing industry is alive and well here in Southwest Florida as witnessed recently at a statewide awards event. Three local companies, all members of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association, were recognized for their outstanding work in manufacturing at the 2022 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Awards in Orlando earlier this month.

The SMBE Awards are given annually to Florida manufacturers who achieve high levels of performance in leadership, strategy, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis, knowledge management, workforce, and operations. MY Shower Door/D3 Glass and HF Scientific (Watts Water) were finalists from Southwest Florida, while Shaw Development won the Silver Award. A full list of winners can be found here.

Several upcoming manufacturers awards programs are currently accepting nominations. The Florida Manufacturing Employer of Choice ranks peer groups within the industry as great places to work. A survey is completed by each company’s HR department. Participants receive a valuable benchmarking analytics report based on survey results that includes best practices to support being a great place to work. Winners will be recognized at the 2022 statewide MakeMore Manufacturing Summit on October 13. For more information, or to take the free assessment click here.

Florida Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year Award nominations are now open to acknowledge manufacturing apprentices who demonstrate outstanding commitment to their professional development and show how they have made a positive difference to their company. Apprentices must be enrolled in a registered manufacturing apprenticeship program. For more information, or to submit a nomination, click here.

SRMA will host a tour of Nor-Tech Hi Performance Boats on Wednesday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., focusing on automation presented by Roots Engineering. Today’s industrial leaders need to recognize value through multiple approaches and perspectives. This tour and session will provide information on the journey towards automation. For more information or to register click here.

SRMA is offering a webinar “Navigating through the CMMC 2.0 Sea” on Thursday, June 29. CMMC 2.0 is a mandatory contractual obligation for working with the Department of Defense. Grasp a better understanding of the changes coming with CMMC 2.0 and cybersecurity standards needed to stay compliant, including CMMC’s three levels, trends, budgets, and more. Some professionals may be eligible for CEUs or CPE credits by attending this webinar and receive a certificate upon completion. For more information, or to register click here.

The Southwest Florida Manufacturers Association works to bring manufacturers together to promote industry and individual growth through networking opportunities, making connections, sharing resources, and community involvement. For more information, or to see a full calendar of events, please visit

About the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

The purpose and objective of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is to bring together manufacturers, promoting industry and individual growth, by providing networking opportunities, resources, and the collective voice of manufacturing through advocacy. It encourages cooperation, information sharing and mutual aid, fostering social relationships and community involvement. Learn more about the SRMA by visiting, or email [email protected].

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