Florida Marine Contractors Association
a Florida Non Profit Corporation

Breakout Session add FMCA Expo January 7th 2023

Posted on Dec 02 in Member Blog

Breakout Session add FMCA Expo January 7th 2023 at 11:00am Bill France Room

Exclusive Training For MoistureShield MVPs is being offered in this breakout.
This is an opportunity to not only learn with MoistureShield University but to also take your installations to the next level. Through our exclusive MVP training program on the Myagi platform, you’ll learn the ins and outs of MoistureShield product lines, discover detailed installation videos as well as helpful tips for care and maintenance of MoistureShield decking to help your clients get the most out of their outdoor living space. Best of all, upon completion of the course, you will qualify for MoistureShield’s FIND A CONTRACTOR on their website. Additionally you can qualify for labor warranties on your installations as well as free tools, merchandise and marketing funds. *Needed for the course: A laptop and your contractor license number.

Allyson Ludewig
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Mako Rep Group Inc.
407-575-3018 Cell

Barge & Crane for sale – Orange Park, FL

Posted on Nov 29 in Member Blog

WORK BARGE: 2017 25′ X 14′ X 4′

BUILDER: St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, FL

STANDARD EQUIPMENT: Deck Barge with centerline frame, 3 x 3 x 5/6″ stiffeners, raked bow, crane foundation,
two internal spud wells, single manway and heavy duty mooring bits.

ADDITIONAL BARGE EQUIPMENT: Single engine bracket installed for a new Suzuki 115 HP engine with installed controls,
rigging and seastar hydraulic steering.
Push Knees Installed
Elevated Console Installed
Newly installed Stellar Service Crane – Model 9630 and a Hydraulic Power Pack with Honda Engine
One Crane Support
Two 20′ Spuds
One Extra Access Hatch – 18″ manhole
Bilge Package Includes: Two 1100 GPH Electric Bilge Pumps, Float Switch/Switch on Console
Three Blade Stainless Steel Prop
Engine Cage
Four Weld on Anodes – 10 lb. each
Containment for Hydraulic Power Pack – 1/4″ x 4′ Flat Bar
Non Skid Decking
Rub Rails Port & Starboard – 6″ x 3/4″ Flat Bar
Cooling System, white epoxy interior, black epoxy exterior, red AF up to loaded waterline

VESSEL NAME: Dreadnought
SHAPE: Monohull Barge

ADDED AFTER DELIVERY: One 1,300 lb pneumatic pile driving hammer w/1,100 lbs drop portion @ 12″ covering a surface
of 13″ x 13″ with a impact rate of 35 beats per minute
One new Vinyl Sheet pile adapter for 1,300 lb hammer
One Wood Model TT90G-MAP Air Compressor for use with 1,300 lb hammer

Call Ralph Chambers for more information, pricing & pictures 904-860-3568

FMCA Expo & Annual Meeting January 6 & 7, 2023

Posted on Nov 15 in Member Blog

Good Morning,

I spoke with the representatives at The Shores Resort & Spa yesterday regarding the current condition of the resort and if there could be any issues with the event come January 2023. Great News!!!! The resort road Hurricane Nicole out well. They have some minor damage to the stairs leading to the beach and a corner of the outside deck, however resort is open for business and both will be repaired within a week or two so we are clear for our 2022 FMCA Expo & Annual Meeting on January 6 & 7, 2023.

If you haven’t already registered or rebooked your rooms, please do so today. Registration closes December 6th, 2022 and rooms are almost sold out. Call if you have any issues registering: Kelly White 904-553-5189.

See you all soon!!

Kelly White
Executive Director

Crane Training Companies

Posted on Nov 11 in Member Blog

Please forward any recommendations/referrals for Crane Training – Certification companies. Looking for Crane Schools as well as Mobile Services that can train onsite.

Send to kelly.white@myfmca.org

Thank you,
Kelly White
Executive Director

Florida OIR approves an 8/4% Decrease in Work Comp Rates for 2023

Posted on Nov 11 in Member Blog

OIR Approves an 8.4% Decrease in
Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates for 2023

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued a Final Order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall workers’ compensation insurance rate decrease of 8.4 percent. The rate decrease applies to both new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of January 1, 2023.

The Florida Division of Workers Compensation will hold a workshop Nov. 16 on proposed changes to rules that govern when and how corporate officers can exempt themselves from workers’ compensation coverage.

Current rules mandate that only those businesses organized under state law requirements will qualify as corporations that can issue certificates allowing officers to exempt themselves from comp requirements. The proposed rules, shown here, make a number of revisions, including deleting a section that allows regulators to deny exemptions from companies that are not eligible.

The new rules note that the exemption form will be returned if it is incomplete or inaccurate. An applicant has 90 days to correct deficiencies. The rules also would require that corporate officers requesting exemption must certify that they have completed online compliance tutorials. And an officer must provide a drivers’ license or a Florida identification card.

Other proposed changes address procedures after penalties have been assessed.
“If the employer was issued a stop-work order, then the employer will have twenty business days after service of the first amended order of penalty assessment to provide business records sufficient for the department to determine the employer’s payroll, and the employer’s penalty will be recalculated” in accordance with Florida statutes.

It’s unclear if the rule changes are related to an issue that has been simmering in the workers’ compensation kitchen for the past few years. Insurance Journal reported in August that some comp insurance carriers have routinely charged premium for corporate officers or subcontractors that have exempted themselves, as allowed by Florida law.

The National Council on Compensation Insurance in 2019 posted a reminder that officers of a corporation who elect to be exempt from comp insurance “must not be included in premium calculation.” Yet, some carriers have continued to charge unless complete documentation is provided, sources have said.

The workshop is set for Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. Stakeholders can join via the GoToMeeting platform https://meet.goto.com/866262381, or by phone. The call-in number is +1 (571) 317-3116; the access code is 866-262-381.