Who Becomes a partner?


  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • High Schools
  • Others


  • Local
  • Regional
  • State-Wide



  • Local
  • State
  • Civic

Partner Projects

Special partnerships for current projects





















FLATE Partners


Local, regional, and state-wide businesses, industries, and professional organizations are encouraged to take an active role in assisting the FLATE Center of Excellence for Advanced Technological  Education in a variety of ways. Below are just a few examples of how to get involved.  FLATE also has resources, and best practice guides for partners who wish to undertake outreach to students in their local or regional communities on its Made in Florida website  

You can also contact us at FLATE for help to get started. (outreach@fl-ate.org).


  • Support for student awards, and scholarships
  • Provide access to personnel & facilities for high tech industry tours
  • Provide support for outreach activities
  • Contribute expertise, experience and guidance
  • Participate in demonstration projects for best practices in manufacturing
  • Support internships and work experience for students
  • Support externships and work experiences for teachers
  • Support local schools by presenting Manufacturing Industry Career Days and appearing at open houses
Manufacturing Associations:  


  • Bay Area Manufacturers Association
  • Capital Region Manufacturers
  • First Coast Manufacturers Association
  • Florida Minerals and Chemistry Council
  • Florida Medical Manufacturers’ Consortium, Inc.
  • Manufacturers Association of Central Florida
  • Manufacturers Association of Florida
  • Marion Regional Manufacturers Association


  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Northwest Florida Manufacturing Council

    Polk Manufacturing Association
  • Sarasota-Manatee Area Manufacturers Association
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • South Florida Manufacturers Association
  • Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association, Inc.
  • Upper Tampa Bay Manufacturing

  • Volusia Manufacturers Association


Industrial Partners:


ABB Inc 
Accuform Signs
AeC Inc. 
Agilent Technologies 
Aladdin Equipment Co.
Aponte Tool and Manufacturing
Aqua Cal
Arthur Machinery Inc.
Avatar Packaging
Awareness Technology Inc
BASF Corp.
Bay Area Manufacturing Association - Financial Support; In-kind Support; Collaborative
Bioderm, Inc
Biomet 3i
Black Diamond Strings
Canyon Bay Boats
Cellynne Corporation
Central Florida Box, Inc.
College of Central Florida
Chapman Tool & Mold, Inc.
Clark Western Building Systems
Coastal Caisson
Combs Welding Design, Inc.
Composite Motors
Conimar Corporation
CONMED Linvatec
Constellation Technologies
Cost Cast, Inc
Cross Match Technologies, Inc.
CTC Tampa Bay
Custom Manufacturing and Engineering
Datamax, Inc.
Dean Foods
DRS Optronics
Draper Laboratories
EEI Manufacturing Services
E-One Inc.
Emery Thompson Machine & Supply
EMI Industries
Enviro Tec
Fisher Electric Technology
Florida Atlantic Marine
Florida's Natural
Fluid Routing Solutions
G&T Conveyor Co.

Gerdau Ameristeel
Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
H&S Swansons' Tool Company
Harris Corporation
Hi Tek Truss
Hoerbiger Corp.
Honeycomb Company of America
InDyne Inc.
Innovation Express
Intezyne Technologies
IT Technologies
Iverson and Company
Jabil Circuit
Jaeger Corp.




Knight Armaments
Lakeland Electric
Lear Corporation
Leslie Controls
Lockheed Martin
Machining Solutions
MC Assembly
Media Tech Plus
Mercury Marine
Metal Essence
MicroMo Electronics Inc.
Micron Pharmaworks
MILEO & Assoc.
Mitsubishi Power Systems
Mosaic Company
Mtron PTI
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
Nature's Products
NDH Medical Inc.
Network Centric Systems Engineering
Neilsen Media
New England Machinery
Norris Precision Manufacturing
Northrop Grumman
Packaging Corp. of America
Pall Aeropower
PGT Industries
Pierce Manufacturing
Plastipak Packaging. Inc.
Polypack, Inc.
Port of Tampa
PPi Technologies Global
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Promedica, Inc
Quality Electronic Manufacturing
R. L. Schrieber, Inc.
R.C. Stevens, Inc.
Raytheon Corporation
RF Micro Devices
Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Collins
Schneller Inc
Senninger Irrigation
Sensor Systems/Fisher Motors
Siemens Energy & Automation
Siemens Power Generation
Signature Brands
SMC Corporation of America
Smith and Nephew
Smiths Industries
Solid Works, Inc.
Somec, Inc.
Southern Manufacturing Technologies
Southern Powder Coat
Southland Logistics Services, Inc.
Sun Hydraulics
Sypris Test & Measurement
Tampa Armature Works
Tampa Port Authority
Technical Training Aids
Teltronics Sarasota
Tropicana Products, Inc.
Valpak (Cox Target Media, Inc.)
Ven-Tel Plastics
VLOC Incorporated
Vulcan Machine
WinDoor Incorporated