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This Tax Bill permanently eliminates the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment; manufacturers must show an affidavit of eligibility to seller. The final bill went through many changes...Read more Several members joined the PMA Consortium to take advantage of Quick Response Training grant funds from WorkForce Florida Inc. These funds are training new and existing electrical and mechanical...Read more

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News

HB 7099 Passes the Legislature

  • This Tax Bill permanently eliminates the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment; manufacturers must show an affidavit of eligibility to seller.
The final bill went through many changes before the budget was approved. Here is a list of the final appropriations  HB 7099 Taxation

PMA consortium receives $406,000 grant for training workers

Several members joined the PMA Consortium to take advantage of Quick Response Training grant funds from WorkForce Florida Inc. These funds are training new and existing electrical and mechanical workers in an Accelerated Apprenticeship Program for Electric, Instrument, & Automation Techs. The program includes Manufacturing Essentials; Safety, Quality, Manufacturing, Maintenance Industrial Skills Fundamentals; Trade-Specific Skill Training; Advanced standing documentation for current incumbents to meet program requirements; OJT at employer location. Additional members are getting in on the classes being held at varous locations throughout Polk County. Contact PSC Corporate College Cindy Pugh for more information 863-297-1010 x4080 or cpugh@polk.edu.

PMA works with FLATE on promo for state manufacturing month

The Polk Manufacturers Association used its influence and creative skills to develop a series of public service announcement videos for use in the state during the month of November and beyond. These 30-second spots were created using footage from the successful "Made in Florida" production from FLATE, the Florida Advanced Technology Education Center, housed at the Hillsborough Community College/Brandon campus. Spots were created for each of the eight Florida Manufacturing Associations and distributed via DVD and web to each region for use as a highlight of the Manufacturing Month celebration.

PMA plant tours popular with members

PMA is proud to organize plant tours for our members to visit other local member facitilies. Recent tours include Lakeland Electric Power Plant, TreattUSA, Mosiac dragline, and we learned about logistics with a special tour of SaddleCreek distribution center. Check the Calendar for the next plant tour, or if you'd like to host a tour please contact Joy Clancey at 863 899- 3405.