The Sterling Council and FloridaMakes collaborate on the SMBE awards to recognize the state’s high-performing manufacturers. Manufacturing companies were judged in several categories of criteria, including leadership, strategy, customers, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce, and operations. For more information about the process please visit The Florida Makes website.
Finalists for the 2022 SMBE awards are:
Currently, D3 is the Lee County “Manufacturer of the Year” and is a Finalist in the State of Florida “Sterling Awards” for top manufacturing Practices and Processes across all manufacturing industries.
“WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR TEAM AT D3 GLASS TO BE RECOGNIZED BY EXPERTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA. WE STRIVE FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AND DELIVER AN EXTREMELY QUALITY PRODUCT, ON TIME, TO OUR CUSTOMERS.”
~ Bill Daubmann, President and Founder
A team of Sterling Council-trained examiners and manufacturing community representatives contributed their time and expertise to evaluate nominations, including virtual site visits and interviews with managers and employees of semi-finalists. In addition to recognizing Florida companies, the awards provide a framework for sharing manufacturing best practices and discovering opportunities for improvement. FloridaMakes will work with the finalists and their corresponding regional manufacturers association to network and share knowledge, such as with plant tours, webinars, and leadership events to benefit Florida’s manufacturing sector.