The plastics industry is leading the way in building a strong manufacturing economy in Florida with Maruka USA and 5 Nines Automation taking the leadership role. The companies recently hosted a panel discussion between legislators and local business leaders that focused on what steps should be taken to stimulate manufacturing growth in the state and educate the next generation of workers needed to support this industry.
Maruka, the exclusive distributor of Toyo and FCS injection molding systems in North America, recently opened a new Technical Center in Largo, FL, to support local customers. In addition to serving Maruka customers in Florida, 5 Nines Automation has been working to implement and provide robotics and automation solutions to the manufacturing market for about two years. The company's founder, Steve Fage, has been working in the industry for almost a decade.