Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award

On June 1, 2018, six Florida manufacturers received statewide recognition as the 2018 winners of the second annual Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards. The Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes are partnered in this award process to recognize high performing Florida manufacturers. Winners in six categories were announced and presented at the Governor’s Sterling Awards Banquet in Orlando.

We are thrilled to announce that South Florida had four winners. These companies were judged on leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce and operations. Throughout the process, 120 manufactures were nominated and the winners were selected from among 27 award finalists. Here are the four winners and two finalists from the SFMA region:

1. Up to 64 Employees: Dyplast Products, LLC, Miami, which manufactures polyisocyanurate and polystyrene insulation products.  Finalists: D&D Welding & Fabrication, which is a full service structural steel and miscellaneous metals fabrication and erection company. Girard Equipment is a leader in the Tank Transportation Industry
2. Up to 99 Employees: Advanced Machine and Tool, Inc, Fort Pierce, which fabricates, assembles, and tests new high-end, large, metal components and repairs customer components for the power generation, aerospace, amusement, and water treatment industrial sectors.
3. Up to 199 Employees: ACR Electronics, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, which manufactures safety and rescue products for the marine, aviation, outdoors, and military markets, including emergency positioning beacons, life jacket lights, and searchlights.
4. Up to 350 Employees: National Molding, LLC, Miami Lakes, which manufactures injection molded components for automotive, medical and military customers

What an outstanding showing for South Florida and a true testament to the strength of manufacturing in our region.

FloridaMakes is an industry-led public-private partnership established in 2015 to improve the productivity and technological performance of Florida manufacturers and strengthen the state’s high-wage manufacturing economy. FloridaMakes is the official representative of the MEP National Network and NIST MEP in the State of Florida and provides services through Florida’s existing network of Regional Manufacturers Associations and other partners to support Florida’s more than 21,000 manufacturers. www.floridamakes.com

The Florida Sterling Council is a public/private not-for-profit corporation supported by the Executive Office of the Governor. The Council oversees the Governor’s Sterling Award for Performance Excellence, presented annually by the Governor to high performing, role-model organizations, both private and public, who demonstrate superior management approaches and role model results. www.floridasterling.com