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Representative Allison Tant Presents Florida Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus Challenge Coin to Target Print & Mail

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ‒ Florida House Representative Allison Tant (District 9) presented Target Print & Mail with a limited-edition Challenge Coin from the inaugural Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus. The presentation was part of a year-long campaign titled Florida MFG 2022: Making Manufacturing Careers by the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE), a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence in high-technology manufacturing dedicated to supporting the skilled workforce of Florida’s manufacturing sectors. The initiative focuses on increasing awareness of the manufacturing industry in Florida and highlighting the local businesses that create high-wage, high-value jobs.

“I am honored to present Target Print & Mail with this challenge coin,” said Representative Tant. “Manufacturers across the state, like Target Print & Mail, are major employers for our families, incredible community partners, and key drivers of record-breaking economic growth in Florida. We are proud to recognize the value of our local businesses and will continue to support efforts to strengthen the Florida manufacturing sector.”

From left to right: Tracey Cohen, President of Target Print & Mail; Representative Tant; and BBMA Executive Director Kevin Gehrke.

Big Bend Manufacturers Association (BBMA) Executive Director Kevin Gehrke said, “It was a great pleasure to partner with Representative Tant and the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus to celebrate one of our members. We had a productive discussion, with Target Print & Mail leadership providing first-hand insights on the local manufacturing industry that will support policy considerations made by the Caucus. Advocacy campaigns like these highlight the economic impact of Florida’s advanced, fast-growing manufacturing sector. We look forward to future partnerships and many more of these awards in coming years.”

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About the Big Bend Manufacturers Association (BBMA)

The BBMA was developed by the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) to drive business recruitment and expansion in the region. In partnership with FloridaMakes, OEV is able to leverage existing staff expertise to provide the Big Bend with a cooperative centered on manufacturing. The goal is to provide much-needed assistance to area organizations helping them to grow and capitalize on new market and strengthen Florida’s high-wage manufacturing sector. To learn more, visit the BBMA website at floridamakes.com/bbma or contact BBMA Executive Director Kevin Gehrke at Kevin.Gehrke@bigbendma.org.

About the Florida Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus

The Florida Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus was created during the 2020-21 legislative session. It is the first of its kind in the Florida legislature and it is comprised of 16 legislators committed to support state investment in Florida’s manufacturing, supply chain and logistics. Learn more.

About Target Print & Mail

Target Print & Mail is one of Tallahassee’s largest and longest-serving printing companies. They operate out of a 9,100 square foot production center to provide commercial printing, signs, mailing and graphic design solutions to the Tallahassee region. For more information, visit the Target Print & Mail website at targetprintmail.com or contact Jeremy Cohen, Business Development at jeremy@targetprintmail.com.

About Florida MFG 2022: Making Manufacturing Careers

Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October, with events that continue throughout the year. The 2022 goal is to help manufacturers build a steady pipeline of qualified and diversified manufacturing talent to help build and support local economies for decades to come. For educational resources, promotional materials, and a list of MFG 2022 events, visit madeinflorida.org/manufacturing-day.

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