Fortress Anchors Wins Manufacturer of the Year Award

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Fortress Anchors wins SFMA Manufacturer of the Year Award

Fortress General Manager Chris Albert, and CFO Tracey Schwartz accept the MOTY Award from Florida Makes Lead Examiner and Business Advisor, Micah Daugherty


Last week Fortress Marine Anchors received the honor of receiving the South Florida Manufacturer’s Association’s Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) Award for the 0-20 category.

The Manufacturer of the Year Award process is a highly in depth process that follows the criteria for the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award.

South Florida Manufacturer of the Year 2024

Fortress General Manager Chris Albert raises the Manufacturer of the Year Award as he walks off stage

Nominees for the MOTY Award are evaluated across six areas, including Leadership, Strategy, Customer Focus, Measurement, Workforce, and Operations by a team of examiners consisting of business leaders and industry experts. This process includes both an oral interview and an on site visit where participants are measured across these areas.

Fortress Anchors participated in the 2023 award process as well and came in at “Runner Up.”

Fortress Anchors General Manager commented: “Our team has worked extremely hard to improve over the past year, and we are very proud and humbled to be recognized as¬† Manufacturer of the Year for 2024.”

The South Florida Manufacturer’s Association and their partner organization, Florida Makes, play key roles in advocating for and advising manufacturing businesses throughout the state of Florida. In addition to this award, they provide resources, training, and services to help South Florida manufacturing businesses to excel at what they do.

Fortress Marine Anchors have been proudly Made in Florida and entirely sourced in the USA for over 35 years.