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FCMA raises funds for UNF Engineering Scholarships

The First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) conducted its 23rd annual golf tournament to fund engineering scholarships to the University of North Florida (UNF).

Approximately 144 golfers participated in the event held at the Omni Amelia Island Oak Marsh Golf Course. Over 65 area companies were represented.

“Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards paying for engineering scholarships each year, in addition to building our college endowment program,” said Lake Ray, FCMA president.

“With our local economy growing in the areas of manufacturing, logistics and the import/export trade with Jaxport, we need to encourage and support education that emphasizes science, math, chemistry and engineering,” Ray explained. “By offering scholarships and tying them to the outstanding engineering program at UNF, FCMA  hopes to be able to help supply qualified employees to area businesses in need of high tech skills.”

FCMA is a non-profit trade association serving Northeast Florida. There are over 1,500 manufacturing companies on the First Coast, supplying over 30,000 jobs and generating nearly 15% of the total gross regional product. Additional media information on FCMA is available at www.fcmaweb.com.


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