Florida Marine Contractors Association
a Florida Non Profit Corporation

FMCA Scholarship’s Available online

Posted on Nov 22 in Member Blog

The Board has approved “3” $500 scholarships to be awarded annually. Since we are nearing the end of the year, the first scholarships for 2017 will be awarded in January 2018. The deadline for the application is December 15, 2017.

Immediate family members of FMCA members in good standing (owners and employee’s) are eligible to apply. The online application and requirements are located on the front page of the website at www.myfmca.org.

Please share this exciting news with your employee’s! This is an added member benefit that we hope will give back to the memberships families.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me direct: Kelly White 904-553-5189

The Board is hoping you and your families have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Reccomend Floating Boat Dock

Posted on Oct 25 in Member Blog

Looking for information on some suggestions for a good drive on floating dock product for a Hurricane boat. Thank you

Why Am I Going To The FMCA EXPO

Posted on Oct 05 in Member Blog

Our business is very busy. Although, never too busy to miss the FMCA EXPO. I feel it is important to support this association which has done so much for our marine construction industry.
Some of the positive things FMCA has done for our industry include fighting the manatee permitting issues, getting a dedicated Workers’ Compensation Code specific to Marine Construction, establishing a Marine Contractors License, and the constant permitting and licensing “battle” with local, state and federal agencies.
I am looking forward to learning from the informative sessions, the vendors’ products and services, and being with other marine contractors. I always leave with excitement from meeting new people and things learned that add more value to our company.
Mostly I look forward to just being with everyone. It is always so much fun to spend time with this great group of people! I consider this as a time to recharge, relax, and connect.
This is the second year at The Shores in Daytona. It is a great location and very interment, warm, fun venue all for $134 a night thanks to Kelly’s negotiating.
Lastly, I must say none of this is possible without Kelly! She is the glue, the bulldog, the problem solver, advocate, and angel for our industry. Kelly is invaluable to my business and to me personally. I call her for anything I need information or an answer. She always has both.
Why am going to the FMCA EXPO? All the reasons above and mostly for Kelly! She puts her heart and soul into our industry. It is the least I can do for her. I hope you feel the same and will make plans to attend.

FMCA Expo 2017 Registration deadline is fast approaching

Posted on Sep 27 in Member Blog

October 2, 2017 is last day to register and reserve your hotel room at the negotiated rates!

Please visit www.myfmca.org to register online.
We have a great speaker line up this year to include a QuickBooks Job Costing session and Electrical Shock in Marina’s. You don’t want to miss it!!

OSHA propsing 1 year extension for Crane Operator Certification

Posted on Aug 31 in Member Blog

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018.

OSHA issued a final rule in September 2014, extending the deadline by three years for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.

The final rule also extended by three years, to November 10, 2017, the employer’s responsibility to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely.

The agency is now proposing an extension of the enforcement date to address stakeholder concerns over the operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.