Northwest Florida Manufacturing News Monthly
Rex Lumber Groundbreaking Ceremony
Pictured Above: Rex Lumber broke ground at its new facility in Troy, Alabama on July 17, 2018.
Manufacturing Disaster Assessment Program
Are you prepared for a crisis? Through NWFMC, FloridaMakes is providing manufacturers with free disaster impact and readiness surveys. Benefits include a free gap analysis report, a path toward a business continuity plan, sharing of best practices, and the utilization of aggregated market data for resource advocacy.

This program is free for Florida manufacturers and takes only five minutes of your time. You can chose to complete either or both surveys, and after completion, you will receive a customized report with feedback and options for next steps.

The  Level 0 - Disaster Impacted Survey  is for manufacturers who were impact by Irma or other storms within the past year. Aggregated data from this survey will help determine how impacted businesses fared the storm.
The  Level 1 - Disaster Readiness Survey  is a quick survey to determine a manufacturer's readiness for the current hurricane season. Results from this survey will give businesses general, high-level areas for improvement.

Additionally, the  Level 2 - Business Continuity Assessment  is a deep-dive survey that assesses eight key business continuity areas. If you are interested in completing the Level 2 assessment, please  contact us .
Training Needs Assessment
As a NWFMC member, select quality improvement training is available to you at no cost. If your organization has not already done so, please take a few moments to complete the training needs assessment. This assessment details potential course offerings and gives you the opportunity to share which programs your employees need. Upon completion, the data will be aggregated by the University of West Florida and used to determine next year's schedule.
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, August 16
1 - 2:30 p.m.
GE Renewable Energy
BOD Conference Call
Friday, September 28
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Strategies for Supervisory Success
Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 19
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UWF Fort Walton Beach
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Scholarship Committee Meeting
Friday, August 24
11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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