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FCMA announces 2009 Manufacturers Awards

The First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA, has announced the winners of its 2009FCMA logosmall “Excellence In Manufacturing” awards at a special luncheon at University of North Florida. The winners are:

• Swisher International, Inc., Manufacturer of the Year Award, for consolidation of its manufacturing facilities to its inner city location; its continuing involvement to improve its neighborhood; and hiring from within the community.

•  Rex Corporation, Founder Service Award, for maintaining its high standard of excellence in its workforce; its commitment to its customers; its environmental concerns; and its community involvement.

• Aerostar Environmental Services, Associate of the Year, for experiencing remarkable growth both in revenues and geographically along the Southeast Coast.

•  Gerdau Ameristeel, Economic Impact Award, for outstanding achievements that included a savings of over 13 billion gallons of water per year; its investment in capital improvements; and it partnerships with nonprofit and educational organizations. 

• Paramount Performance Marketing, Environmental Protection Award, for making a successful transition from a traditional printer to a corporation able to address a full range of communication options for its customers; and for its investment in technology and lean program that make their operations more efficient.

• Vistakon, Workforce Education Award, for its commitment to education and training that has helped the company become the leading manufacturer and distributor of soft contact lens.

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