Since 1961, SFMA has been advocating on behalf of the south Florida manufacturing industry. Having a unified voice makes a difference in local, state and federal affairs. There is definitely power in numbers. SFMA advocacy was instrumental in the elimination of sales tax on capital equipment and research and development, saving members more than $500,000 in the first 18 months after its elimination. In 2016 this exemption became permanent. Working with the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) and the network of regional manufacturing associations (RMA’s) – SFMA has helped secure millions of dollars in grant monies for manufacturing training.

The SFMA is continually looking for ways to make the business climate ideal for manufacturers in South Florida and throughout the state. Please contact SFMA President Robert Plazola at 305 951 5815 or if you have an issue you feel the association should address.

Click here to view or download the 2021 Legislative Agenda.

SFMA Events

SFMA offers many opportunities throughout the year for our members to network with each other. Check out our schedule of events.


The SFMA Manufacturers Training Institute has been delivering training to manufacturers for many years. Learn more!


SFMA is the only resource for manufacturers in South Florida saving its members time and money through Advocacy, Networking and Resources.