Director’s Message

We are here to help!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season, being able to spend it with family and friends, refreshing yourselves for 2022.  I found it interesting that most of the New Year’s toasts I heard sounded the same: “Let’s hope 2022 is better than 2021!”.  They made it sound like 2021 was a terrible year.  For manufacturers, I do not think that is true.  Sure, there were challenges such as labor and supply chain, and COVID continues to impede our businesses and lives, but most manufacturers thrived in 2021.

Because of the above challenges, it seemed that many business owners and executives were working in the business rather than on the business.  I know time is scarce and it is difficult to research and identify resources which can help your manufacturing business.  Let SAMA help!  Whether it is introducing you to other manufacturers, suppliers, Business Partner service providers, or tapping into the FloridaMakes third party provider network, that is what we are here for.  Anything from upskilling and training to assisting with expansion plans, we are matchmakers between those who need help and those who can provide solutions. Take advantage of your membership and do not hesitate to contact us.

Rob Harris, Executive Director