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Miami Lakes Business Awarded Best Manufacturer Award by South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA)

Miami Lakes, FL – On May 1, 2018 during the regular council meeting, Mayor Manny Cid and Town Council recognized Miami Lakes business National Molding, located at 14427 NW 60th Ave, Miami Lakes, FL 33014 for receiving the “Manufacturer of the Year” by South Florida Manufacturing Association (SFMA) in all of South Florida in the 201+ employees category.

Among present at the recognition were Bill Ringling, COO; Luis Castro, Human Resource Manager; Anthony Pepe, Plant Manager; Mark Kindell, Quality & Safety Department, and Frank Hudoletnjak Engineering & Tools Department, and Mr. Matthew Rocco, President of the South Florida Manufacturing Association.

The award was given to National Molding at the 39th Annual South Florida Manufacturing Association’s Recognition of Excellence Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. The Recognition of Excellence Awards celebrated the excellence in manufacturing by recognizing both individuals and companies who demonstrated excellence through the Manufacturer of the Year and Employee of the Year processes.

About National Molding
National Molding is a plastic injection molding manufacturer for the automotive, medical, and military industries. National Molding manufactures over a billion parts each year and serves multi-national customers worldwide from 3 manufacturing locations. The company also has a broad line of buckles and fasteners sold under the “Duraflex USA” brand. The company produces over 3.5 billion parts per year all utilizing engineered resins, as per their website. National Molding is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida and has the following primary manufacturing locations in Miami Lakes, FL, Largo, FL, Ambridge, PA, Shanghai, China, Toronto, Canada and Oshawa, Canada. For more information, please visit

About The South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA)
The SFMA has held the distinction of being the #1 resource for manufacturers in South Florida since 1961 saving its members time and money through advocacy, networking and resources. SFMA prides itself on being member driven – creating new products and services as members’ needs change. The mission of the SFMA has remained constant though out its history: To Serve Manufacturers. The SFMA advocates for manufacturers across the South Florida Region covering 8 counties that include: Indian River, Okeechobee, Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe. This territory serves 6,000 manufacturers. For more information, please visit

More about The Economic Development Committee
The Town of Miami Lakes also welcomes new national and international businesses through its Economic Development Committee. As a part of one of our six pillars from our Strategic Action Plan 2015-2015, The Town of Miami Lakes wishes to establish itself as an economic driver in the region to foster business growth and attract new businesses into the Town. The Economic Development Committee also assists in the development of a well-rounded business climate to help build the Town's commercial tax base through the aggressive recruitment of new businesses. For information about the FREE services offered by the Town to local businesses, please visit 


Charisma Glassman
Communications and Economic Development Manager
Phone: (305) 364-6100 Ext. 1172


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