SMBE Award Winners

SAMA is proud to announce that our region had 8 of the 23 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award finalists!

ORLANDO, FL – Eleven Florida manufacturers have received the 2022 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Award. The SMBE Awards are given annually to Florida manufacturers who achieve high levels of performance in several categories, including leadership, strategy, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis, knowledge management, workforce, and operations.

The 2022 SMBE winners are (SAMA members in bold):

Gold Winners

Silver Winners

Bronze Winners

“It’s an honor to recognize Florida manufacturers who are superlative examples of the state’s manufacturing prowess,” said Kevin Carr, CEO of FloridaMakes. “These eleven winners went through a stringent assessment process to get an SMBE award and their dedication to the process was inspiring. They truly represent the best of the best among manufacturers in Florida. On behalf of the entire FloridaMakes network and our statewide partners, I want to congratulate each company on its well-deserved SMBE award.”

The 11 winners were chosen from 23 finalists. Over 160 Florida manufacturers were nominated for this year’s award. A team of Sterling Council-trained examiners and manufacturing community representatives contributed their time and expertise to evaluate nominations, including virtual site visits and interviews with managers and employees of semi-finalists.

FloridaMakes will feature the finalists and winners in webinars, plant tours and events that share best practices to benefit Florida’s manufacturing sector.

For more information about the SMBE Award, please visit

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