Northwest Florida Manufacturing News Monthly
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Textured Coatings of America
Founded in 1961, Textured Coatings of America offers decorative and protective architectural coatings for commercial, industrial, transportation, and residential applications. Through ongoing research, they have developed “green” products that incorporate post-consumer recycled content and reduce energy usage and cooling costs. With manufacturing facilities in California and Florida, Textured Coatings of America’s distribution capabilities are unmatched by any other coating company.
L3 Crestview Aerospace
A division of L3 Aerospace Systems, L3 Crestview Aerospace (L3 CA) is an industry leader in aircraft manufacturing, aerostructure fabrication, and aircraft modification. With facilities in Crestview, FL and Chihuahua, Mexico, L3 CA takes pride in their customer-centric relationships with commercial, military, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers. L3 CA is a vertically-integrated, one-stop shop and offers its customers great value, high quality, and superb schedule performance.
TEL Staffing & HR
For nearly 20 years, TEL Staffing & HR has helped hundreds of hard-working business owners simplify their lives and maximize their profits by providing the very best in human resource solutions, workers' compensation coverage, payroll management, employee benefits, and staffing services.
Pate Metal Components

Based in Pensacola, FL and owned and operated by Jeremy Pate, Pate Metal Components is a machine shop with the following specialty equipment:

2015 Haas TM3-P axis CNC 2012 Haco Atlantic 250 ton press break 2012 Haco Atlantic shear 2010 Samson CNC plasma 2012 Baileigh hydraulic 180 degree tubing bender 2012 Baileigh industrial band saw MIG welder ∙ TIG welder ∙ Mittler Bros. tubing notcher plate roller car lift

Pate Metal Components can be contracted by other small machine shops in addition to current and potential customers.
MAF: Advocacy in Action
On February 13, MAF invites manufacturers to participate in a day of education-based advocacy in Tallahassee. This is an opportunity to represent the manufacturing industry while meeting with legislators and policymakers. Visit MAF's website to learn more and register.
Process Improvement through FloridaMakes
FloridaMakes uses approaches such as lean manufacturing, Toyota Kata, and quality improvement to help manufactures reduce non value-added activities and increase quality, agility, and profitability. FloridaMakes can also assist manufacturers in examining cost structures and understanding real costs.

Additionally, through the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, FloridaMakes offers business continuity planning to help companies prepare for unexpected events and implement recovery plans and processes. 

For more information, contact your local FloridaMakes business advisors:

Mike Shew: 850-377-0716 or
Daniel Krug: 850-612-5895 or
Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Lab - Grand Opening
Friday, January 26
4:00 - 6:00 PM
201 E Zaragoza St, Pensacola, FL 32502
RSVP to or 850-474-2447 by January 22
Principles of Problem Solving
Tuesday, February 20 - Thursday, February 22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (each day)
UWF Fort Walton Beach
Process Mapping
Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (each day)
UWF Fort Walton Beach
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MAF: Advocacy in Action
Tuesday, February 13
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

This newsletter was developed in collaboration with the University of West Florida.