Lawmakers Tour Boyd Industries Manufacturing Facility in Clearwater

The Florida Chamber of Commerce partnered with Board of Governors member Boyd Industries to host Senator Jeff Brandes and Representative Ben Diamond for a tour of their manufacturing facility in Clearwater. Senator Brandes and Representative Diamond met with Boyd Industries employees, who are also their constituents, to see advanced manufacturing processes in action.

Following the tour, Senator Jeff Brandes, who earned an “A” grade and an Honor Roll award from the Florida Chamber said, “Boyd Industries is a true leader in the dental industry right here in our back yard. It is exciting to see manufacturing jobs continuing to grown in the state of Florida.”

Representative Ben Diamond, a 2018 Florida Chamber Distinguished Advocate Award winner, said “It was great getting to visit with the Boyd Industries team, and to see a factory like this one employing so many people in our community. I am so impressed with the work they are doing, and very much appreciate their interest in our state’s legislative process.  We are lucky to have a company like this one in Pinellas County.”

Boyd Industries, which began in 1957 has been a partner with the Florida Chamber for nearly a year now. Their dedication to ensuring they provide the best quality products for dental practitioners has made them a leader in manufacturing dental specialty equipment. With products made in the U.S.A and a home base located right in Clearwater, Florida, Boyd Industries has spent more than fifty years creating jobs and products that spur economic growth within Florida.

“I appreciate the work that Senator Brandes and Rep Diamond are doing to enact policy to help companies like Boyd grow,” said Adrian LaTrace, President and CEO at Boyd Industries, “Boyd continues to add more Florida-based jobs due in large part to Florida’s pro-business climate and support for international expansion.”

We thank Boyd Industries for taking the time to meet with us and we applaud your commitment to moving Florida forward.

 

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Florida Chamber Names Representative Ben Diamond a 2018 Distinguished Advocate

 

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Representative Ben Diamond has been named a Florida Chamber 2018 Distinguished Advocate for his commitment to championing pro-jobs, pro-business legislation.

“The Florida Chamber thanks Representative Ben Diamond for working to improve Florida’s legal climate, and reduce the $3,400 lawsuit abuse ‘tax’ that families pay each year,” said David Hart, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

The Florida Chamber’s Distinguished Advocate award recognizes lawmakers who fought tirelessly for the passage of pro-business legislation – no matter how difficult – and furthered the Florida Chamber’s goals of securing Florida’s future through job creation and economic development.

” I am honored to receive this award by the Florida Chamber. As a small business owner, I know how important it is for Florida to be a state where entrepreneurs and new businesses can thrive. We must continue to advocate for smart investments in education and workforce training, so that all Floridians have an opportunity to earn a good living and participate in our new economy,” Representative Diamond said.

To view Representative Diamond’s complete grading and district information, click here.