Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT
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West Point Home 
1056 Commerce Ave
Chipley, FL 32428

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Paul Miller

NWFMC General Membership Meeting

July 17, 2019

Please join us for the Business and Labor Development Across the Manufacturing Eco-System on July 17that West Point Home and Florida Panhandle Technical College in Washington County

We will tour West Point Home on July 17thand then head over to FPTC for lunch and our Program.  Come and hear Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development’s Ted Everett, West Point Home’s Terry Ellis, FPTC’s Martha Compton and Triumph Gulf Coast Inc.’s Dr. Frank Fuller talk about an Overview of the Manufacturing Eco-System, how a business can redesign their sales, operations, and supply chain to meet that system’s needs, and how our education system can adapt to continually develop a talent pipeline to meet labor demands.  

The tour of West Point Home will be an eye opener. See how a large-scale manufacturer can meet the needs of anywhere from one customer to major retailers.  Not only a manufacturer, but a fulfillment company with expertise in more than process, product and placement.  West Point Home is a supply chain and logistics powerhouse.  

From there we will take the short drive over to Florida Panhandle Technical College for lunch and programming.  FPTC Director Martha Compton will talk about the programs ability to adapt to the communities needs for ever-changing skill-sets. 

 It is worth your time to see both the tour and the program, join us at 10:45 to get signed in for the tour. 

Here is the address for both West Point Home, and directions to Florida Panhandle Technical College.

 FPTC is approximately 2.5 miles from West Point Home

1056 Commerce Ave, Chipley, Florida 32428, United States

Depart by Brickyard Rd / CR-280 (LEFT) toward Traffic Light - 0.4 mi

Turn right at light onto Orange Hill Rd / CR-273

Continue STRAIGHT at US-77 at Traffic Light - 2.1 mi

Turn RIGHT onto Hoyt St - 0.2 mi

Arrive at FPTC – Take second RIGHT into the from Parking Lot 

Florida Panhandle Technical College – 755 Hoyt St, Chipley, Florida 32428, 

Meeting Location – Building 4 -
Wayne Saunders-Learning Resource Center -
Only Two Story Building on Campus

I. Welcome to the June 21st NWFMC General Membership Meeting – Daniel Krug, FloridaMakes Business Advisor

II. Our Host – Dee Setzer Fort Walton Machining

A. Sorenson Video Relay Service (SRVS) for the deaf community – Joe Spradlin, FWM IT Manager

B. Apprentice Program – Jordan Bial, FWM, Apprentice Graduate

III. UWF Update - Daniel Krug, Business Advisor, UWF

IV. Tax Reform – Ross LeBlanc, CPA, Warren Averett

V. 10 Tips to Improve Sales Performance – John Davis, Business Advisor, FloridaMakes

VI. Training Programs & Grants – Gabriela Leysath, Business Services Program Coordinator, CareerSource

VII. NWFMC Update – Ed Phelan, Maritech Machine and Chair of the Board of the NWFMC

Marketing Committee Update – Dee Setzer, Fort Walton Machining