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History of the Bay Area Manufacturers Association

The Pinellas Manufacturers Association was formed with a small group of 10 industries in the Tyrone Industrial Park area of St Petersburg in 1961. Later, the organization was renamed the Bay Area Manufacturers Association. In the last 60 years, BAMA has supported manufacturing in our area and promotes economic development in our region.

Last Year to mark this occasion, we celebrated local companies who have supported BAMA through the years.  These are our 60 companies for 60 years!


The Pinellas Manufacturers Association was formed with a small group of 10 industries

in the Tyrone Industrial Park area of St Petersburg.


Industrial exhibitions were co-sponsored by PMA with the Pinellas County Industry Council.


The name was changed to Pinellas Industries Association.


The By Kravetz Scholarship was established.


PIA was instrumental in the formation of the Florida Manufacturers Association.


The Distinguished Service Award was established.


The Joseph Schiereck Scholarship was established.


PIA changed its name to the Bay Area Manufacturers Association.


BAMA held its first Scholarship Golf Tournament.


BAMA initiated its website.


BAMA hosted the first Made in Tampa Bay Expo


BAMA held it's first Clay Shoot for Veteran's Education


BAMA became part of the FloridaMakes Network


BAMA celebrates it's 60th anniversary!


Support STEM education and BAMA by purchasing our logo items.  Proceeds from the sale of the items goes into our STEM and scholarship fund.  Shop Here.

Thank you 60th Anniversary Sponsor:

Roebuck Technologies’ philosophy is built on the understanding that being a technology solutions provider is all about trust. Trusting that your technology will work. That your data is protected and accessible. And that your outsourced IT team will always be there for you. That’s exactly what we provide for our clients.

Our IT Services drive your business forward with Managed IT services, Cybersecurity and IT Consulting. We can be your IT team or we can support your IT team. Business owners should focus on their business. Let us handle your IT.

As a special offer for BAMA members, we are providing a free consultation. We can look at your current set up and offer suggestions around Work from Home initiatives or maybe Cybersecurity is on your mind. We are here to offer expertise!

Bay Area Manufacturers Association

1936 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Suite 428

Wesley Chapel, FL  33543


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