MSCA Monthly news & updates
September 2021
Manufacturer's Challenge Cup

What a great time on one of the top 50 courses in America (according to Golf Digest). We had a terrific turn out with 32 teams and (mostly) cooperative weather.

This was another successful fund raiser. 30% of the net funds raised will go to manufacturing scholarships. More about this later.
Kevin Bailey of MaxPak (far right), the 2020 Manufacturer's Cup winners, presents the Cup to the 2021 Champions: Florida's Caribbean Distillers, represented by Jose Rivera, Javier Rivera, Tony DeJesus and Derek Kenny.
The Top Finishers were:
  1. MSCA Sponsored Team: Shawn Mahannah, Joel Johnson, Robbie Pell, Joel, Helm.
  2. Manufacturing GAP Solutions: Howard Drake, Dan Wombold, Cham Helms, Phillip Daniels.
  3. Florida's Caribbean Distillers -See above.
  4. S&B Metal: Steve Campbell, Kirk Campbell, Paul Balliette, Charlie Balliette.

Qualifications to win the cup included the best score in the 18 hole scramble and have at least two company employees on the team. with that criteria, Florida's Caribbean wins the cup with S&B Metal finishing runner up.
Thank you to our sponsors:

Safety Training & Consulting
Mine & Mill Supply
Manufacturing GAP Solutions
S&B Metal
Florida's Caribbean Distillers
Morgan Stanley

And to the balance of the field:

CPS Investments
Saddle Creek
Safety Solutions & Supply
Ferrera Tooling
Keller Williams
Mark Trece
Coca Cola
Container Graphics
ADS Environmental
Alro Metals
New Member:
Common Ground Environmental
Common Ground Environmental, Inc. (CGE) began in 2003 by environmental remediation and waste management consultants. Collectively these consultants had over 50 years of experience in the industrial and environmental service industry, specializing in onsite environmental fieldwork and waste management / waste related activities.
In 2017, Michael Propst, an employee of 6 years who mentored under the owners, purchased the company and has continued to offer their legacy services since then. Mr. Propst, now President of CGE, has continued access to prior owner, Mr. Chambless, as an as-needed consultant.
Today CGE specializes in waste removal services and industrial cleaning to markets, such as; Fortune 500 Companies, Government Agencies, Hazardous Waste Transporters & Generators, Manufacturing and Distribution Centers, Medical Laboratories/ Clinics and Local/ Regional Businesses.

We pride ourselves as a company that takes “The common sense approach to environmental issues”. We operate based on two foundational ideas that allow us to focus on addressing the important environmental issues in a timely manner and allow us to serve our clients to our upmost abilities.
Our first mission at CGE is to “Work with Excellence”. We are committed to customer service, safety and convenience, as these key qualities set us apart from our competitors and allow us to meet and exceed our client’s expectations on each project.
Our second mission at CGE is customer value. We work to solve your environmental concerns and challenges quickly and cost effectively by using the correct solutions and right equipment at competitive prices. CGE helps clients comply with regulatory standards by offering cost effective solutions that we design and tailor to address their unique situations. We use innovative technologies and services that minimize waste volumes, reduce costs and protect our environment. Insuring that we complete the job correctly is vital not only to mitigate the possible environmental impact, but also to please our customer and maintain our company’s upstanding reputation as a company that cares.
According to the latest Census, Polk County grew faster than the state and the nation over the last decade, increasing in population 20.4% from 2010. That means we grew to 725,046 people, up from 602,095.
That growth outpaced:
  • Florida’s 15% increase. Nearly 21.5 million people now call Florida home, an increase of 2.7 million people since 2010. 
  • The nation’s 7.4% growth. The U.S. is home to 331.5 million people, up 22.7 million.
In Florida, Miami-Dade County is the most populated county. Nearby Hillsborough and Orange counties rank fourth and fifth, respectively. Polk ranks ninth.
All those people need places to live, fueling growth in construction. Polk County ranks 13th in housing units, a 12.5% increase to 316,381 units.
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