Northwest Florida Manufacturing News Monthly
2018 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards
On June 1, the second annual Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards were presented at the Governor's Sterling Awards Banquet in Orlando, Florida. Award criteria included leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce and operations. Among the winners was L3 Crestview Aerospace , a national company with more than 350 employees. Located in Crestview, Florida, L3 Crestview Aerospace is an industry leader in aircraft manufacturing, aerostructure fabrication, and aircraft modification. Visit to learn more about the Governor's Sterling Award and additional awardees.
2018 Florida Energy Teachers' Network Meeting
The FEWC/FETN joint meeting will take place in Avon Park, Florida on Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19. The meeting agenda is as follows:

Hotel Jacaranda ∙ Monday, June 18, 2018 ∙ 5:30 p.m.
  • Welcome and Dinner
  • Executive Committee Introduction and Updates
  • Marketing and Membership Updates
  • Career Awareness Committee Updates
  • Gas Partner Updates

South Florida State College ∙ (Highland Campus) ∙ Tuesday, June 19, 2018 ∙ 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Cybersecurity from an Energy Industry Perspective
  • Cybersecurity Panel
  • Updates from Florida PTA
  • Breakout Session - Mechatronics
  • Breakout Session - Cybersecurity
  • Lineworker Program
  • Closing Remarks

To RSVP for this meeting, please contact Lindsay Silveus at and reference the grant for which you are applying.
Short-Term Training Course in Basic Construction
From July 9 - August 10, the Center for Corporate & Professional Development is offering a 200-hour basic construction skills course. The Basic Course in Construction will include the National Center for Construction Education and Research core curriculum, which is a required component for all construction trade vocational certificate programs. Scholarships are available.
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 21
1 - 2:30 p.m.
UWF Fort Walton Beach
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BOD Conference Call
Friday, June 22
1 - 2 p.m.
UWF Fort Walton Beach

Strategies for Supervisory Success
Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 19
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UWF Fort Walton Beach

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