As one of the most reputable vibration and alignment mechanical engineering firms in South Florida, AME aims to not only help strengthen the Florida maritime community, but foster a green maintenance mindset among machinery operators.
Initiatives and organizations AME support:
Junior Achievement Marine Industry Storefront - Sea The World
In the efforts to educate the younger generation in South Florida about the marine industry, AME and 23 marine industry companies (founding partners) came together and brought "Sea The World" to Junior Achievement of South Florida located in Coconut Creek.
Christine Battles along with 3 dynamic women - Lisa Morley/MPT, Megan Lagasse/Pier 66, and Lucy Reed/The Triton Newspaper - collectively raised $137k to make this a reality with the support of all founding partners. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place in May of 2019 after a 18 months of planning and building the storefront.
As the storefront's lease ended in early 2022, AME's Christine Battles, Sea The World Spearheader, and Megan Lagasse, Marina Manager at Pier Sixty-Six, knew they had to keep the momentum going.
To extend the marine industry storefront's lease, Christine and Megan had a goal to raise $160K. The support from maritime businesses and associations was overwhelming, and they exceeded their goal by raising $186k!
The sole purpose is to educate the younger generation about our maritime industry, showing them all the various exciting, challenging and rewarding careers that can come from attending a college or a skills vocational technical school.
Learn more at www.jaseatheworld.org
The Plywood Regatta was established in 1996 by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. The event honors the craft of boat building and the excitement of recreational boating in an effort to continue building boat's future today!
Teams of middle school, high school, and marine technical school students will attempt to build sea worth vessels in one day, using simple hand-tools and only the supplied materials of: plywood, 3M 5200 fast cure caulk, and zip ties. Once the boats are built, the students paint, decorate, and name their boats. On day 2 of the event, participants will compete in a fun-filled and friendly rivalry as they line up their boats to test them in the water and race each other in a series of heats to determine an event champion.
All Plywood Regatta proceeds benefit South Florida's marine industry education programs and the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund. The aim of these programs is to encourage marine education and develop students' interest in the marine industry.
AME has supported and been involved with MIASF's Annual Plywood Regatta since 2010 sponsoring and mentoring student participants. Since 2013, AME's Christine Battles began emceeing the two-day boat building and boat racing event.
Children's Diagnostics & Treatment Center
Established in 1983 as the follow-up program of the state's Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center system, Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) has grown to be one of the largest children's agencies in South Florida. Today we serve more than 11,000 children and youth annually.
AME donates gifts and school supplies to the treatment center multiple times every year.
Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.
AME participates as a builder sponsor for Habitat for Humanity of Broward to help build homes for families in need of shelter.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Using Condition Monitoring
While not the world's largest source of lampblack, the shipping industry's black carbon emissions are rising.
When efficiency and carbon footprint are of concern, condition monitoring is the solution. It can be set up to monitor machinery continuously, sending data remotely to analysts.
AME's mission is to help machinery operators transition from a reactive maintenance process to a predictive maintenance mindset, helping them GO GREEN.
Through all of these initiatives, AME is well on its way to help to build a strong maritime workforce and furthering its mission to foster a more eco vessel maintenance future.