Florida Manufacturing Month

Press release: In honor of National Manufacturing Month, Florida West and Ascend Performance Materials hosted a VIP breakfast to honor this industry within our local economy. The special breakfast and tour as part of an effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.

Manufacturing Month is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.

Manufacturing is a key driver in the Northwest Florida regional economy, providing approximately 16,523 direct jobs that generate approximately $1,123,521,993 in total wages with average wages per worker in excess of $67,000 per year