Florida Marine Contractors Association
a Florida Non Profit Corporation


Posted on Jan 02 in Member Blog

SPGP V R1 will be effective starting December 31, 2018. I have a copy of the slide show that explains the changes, however in short, no more yellow for types of project, limitations on distance of structures to mangroves, maintance dredging and utilities no longer included. Reach out to Kelly_white@myfmca.org for a copy of the slide show.

Rigger/Signal Person Certification Programs Surge

Posted on Nov 15 in Member Blog

Rigger/Signal Person Certification Programs Surge

NCCCO Signalperson, Rigger Level I, and Rigger Level II programs are experiencing a surge in activity with many Texas Petrochemical and Oil Companies requiring their signal persons and riggers to be certified by January 2019. Additionally, commercial truck drivers are increasingly seeking rigger and signalperson certifications. The combination of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and CCO Certification allows drivers to more actively, and safely, participate in the deliver of materials at construction sites.

Source: NCCCO.org

Are Your Crane & Lifting Policies/Personnel Ready for an OSHA Visit?

Did you know that OSHA references “lift director” just once in its crane rule but more than 40 times in its Compliance Manual for OSHA Compliance Officers? Think they may be wanting to know who the lift director is when they visit your site?

NCCCO Rigger Level 1 / Signal Person Programs

Dec. 17-20 – Houston, TX
Jan. 7-10 – Houston, TX
Jan. 8-11 – Orlando, FL
Feb. 11-13 – Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 18-21 – Houston, TX
Feb. 25-28 – Orlando, FL

NCCCO Rigger Level 1 and Level 2 Programs
Nov. 26-30 – Houston, TX
Jan. 28-Feb 1 – Houston, TX
Feb. 4-8 – Orlando, FL

NCCCO Lift Director

Jan. 23-25 – Orlando, FL
Feb. 13-15 – Houston, TX

NCCCO Programs available:

Mobile Crane Operator
Articulating Crane Operator
Overhead Crane Operator
Service Truck Crane Operator
Mobile Crane Inspector

TRULINE – The Ultimate Seawall, is excited to announce 2 new team members!

Posted on Nov 07 in Member Blog

TRULINE – The Ultimate Seawall, is excited to announce 2 new team members!
Alex Houwing is Regional Sales Manager for the Northern Florida and the Panhandle, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina areas. Alex has 10 years of experience with bulkheads, headwalls, sea walls, lake walls, retaining walls and the various methods of installation. Alex can be reached at (706) 983-2262 or via email at ahouwing@truline.us.

Elizabeth Carr is Customer Service and Manufacturing Administrator, located at our manufacturing plant in Athens, Georgia. Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience with our parent company in customer service and manufacturing. She will be helping Truline customers and coordinating the manufacture and shipment around the world. Elizabeth can be reached at (706) 316-2437 or via email at ecarr@truline.us.

Marine Construction & Electricity

Posted on Aug 07 in Member Blog


Reminder that even Marine Contractors have exposure to electricity.
Maybe all marine contractors should keep voltage meters on their jobsites!

Lake O

Posted on Jul 31 in Member Blog


The City of Cape Coral has invited officials from the Army Corps to discuss Lake O releases. This informational meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, July 31st at 12:30 p.m. at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom (5819 Driftwood Pkwy). We need as many members as possible to attend and express concerns regarding the impact these releases are having on our area. As you know, these releases are affecting our environment, economy and home values to name a few.

Please plan to attend and share your thoughts!

Phillip Ford, Executive Vice President
Lee Building Industry Association
6835 International Center Blvd., #4
Fort Myers, FL 33912
(239) 936-5525 phone | (239) 936-5839 fax
(843) 425-3135 cell