Manufacturers honored for marketplace leadership at SRMA Awards

At its recent Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Networking Event, the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) recognized Southwest Florida’s premiere manufacturers. Held on Nov. 10, the event featured Conditioned Air’s Theo Etzel as keynote speaker and honored manufacturers based on their performance in several key categories.
SRMA’s board of directors considered nominees’ strengths based on stringent criteria within the categories of: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer & Market Focus, Knowledge Management, Workforce Focus and Operations Focus. Along with Manufacturer of the Year, awarded to companies within a designated size category based on number of employees, and Distributor of the Year, new Awards for 2016 include Supplier of the Year and Logistics Business of the Year.
The winners were:
Manufacturer of the Year
Trilogy Laboratories – 1+ employees
Pelican Wire – 40+ employees
Eastern Architectural System – 100+ employees
Arthrex – 250+ employees
Supplier of the Year
Distributor of the Year
Storm Smart
Logistics Company of the Year
Craters & Freighters
SRMA Executive Director Peter Bagwell said, “As the Southwest Florida community increasingly appreciates the potential of manufacturing to boost and sustain our economy, SRMA’s members are quietly striving for greater innovation and leadership inside their own operations. It’s a real pleasure to recognize their accomplishments and quest for excellence.”
To discover the many benefits of membership in SRMA for manufacturers and affiliate businesses, visit or contact Executive Director Peter Bagwell at or (239) 689-3649.
About the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association
The purpose and objective of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is to bring together manufacturers to encourage the economic development of Southwest Florida through manufacturing, and to act as a forum for the expression and exchange of ideas and information among its members. The SRMA provides the platform to promote the general welfare of our members in relation to economic, civic, and educational challenges. We encourage the cooperative interchange of information and assistance in all matters of mutual interest, fostering social relationships and community involvement among our membership. Visit for more information.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.