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Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

SME - SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration) aggressively provides value to our members and improves the image of our industry by supporting every industry professional and student via the technical and professional development products and services we offer; strengthening the networks among global industry professionals; enabling the exchange of information and ideas for the advancement of the industry; engaging in proactive cooperation among all that have an interest in the industry; and promoting health, safety, environmental and community responsibility in our industry. (source http://www.flsme.org/)


ASME- ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 130,000 members in 158 countries. Thirty-thousand of these members are students. Their mission is to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering. (source http://www.asme.org/)


AIChE - AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with over 45,000 members from over 90 countries. Founded in 1908, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a nonprofit organization providing leadership to the chemical engineering profession representing 45,000 members in industry, academia, and government. AIChE has the breadth of resources and expertise you need whether you are in core process industries or emerging areas, such as nanobiotechnology. AIChE's vision is to provide value as the Global Leader of the Chemical Engineering profession, the lifetime center for professional & personal growth, and security of chemical engineers, and the foremost catalyst in applying chemical engineering expertise in meeting societal needs. (Source http://www.aiche.org/)


FIPR - Originally, the Florida Institute of Phosphate Research (FIPR) was created in 1978 as a state agency to study phosphate issues that impact Florida’s citizens, environment and economy and to be a phosphate information resource.

Scientists and engineers throughout the world apply for FIPR Institute grants to conduct phosphate-related studies supporting the mission of the Institute: improving the environment, protecting public health and increasing mining and processing efficiency. FIPR Institute staff biologists, engineers and chemists also conduct in-house research. (Source http://www.fipr.state.fl.us/)


The Florida Phosphate Political Committee

FPPC - The Florida Phosphate Political Committee (FPPC) was organized to encourage phosphate industry participation in government and key political issues. Additionally, the FPPC would provide a source for contributing campaign funds to political candidates in the State of Florida. In 1983, the FPPC extended its membership base to include Associate Memberships; i.e. companies providing supplies and services to the phosphate industry. Associate Memberships enhance the FPPC’s impact in Tallahassee by providing “Strength in Numbers.” Today, the committee has three phosphate Member Companies and 68 Associate Member companies with the commitment to contributing over $500,000 in this election cycle. Working closely with their lobbyists in Tallahassee from the three phosphate Member Companies, the FPPC strives to promote stronger relationships between the phosphate industry and our elected government officials.(source http://floridaphosphatepcinc.com)


FEPA - FEPA represents energy transmission pipeline operators and firms providing professional services to those operators in Florida. FEPA was established in 1989 to provide members with information and education on issues of common concern such as pipeline safety and integrity, environmental stewardship, regulatory efficiency and landowner relations. FEPA also seeks to promote the safety, environmental and economic benefits of pipeline transportation within the state of Florida and build a positive identity for the pipeline industry in Florida, as well as provide timely and useful information to members regarding the activities and actions of local, state and federal legislative and regulatory agencies and other relevant groups. (source http://www.floridapipeline.org/)


National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

NCEES - NCEES (the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors. It develops, administers, and scores the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure in the United States. It also facilitates professional mobility and promotes uniformity of the U.S. licensure processes through services for its member licensing boards and licensees. These services include the records program, study materials, credentials evaluations, exam administration, and more. Source http://ncees.org/)

Propeller Club

Propeller Club - The Propeller Club – Port of Tampa is the largest Propeller Club in the United States, with over 450 active members. The Club supports the maritime industry, promotes maritime education and provides opportunities to foster goodwill and cooperative relationships among the individuals, businesses and government agencies that make up Florida’s largest seaport community. (source http://www.propellerclubtampa.com/)


International Liquid Terminals Association 

International Liquid Terminals Association - ILTA represents 80 companies and partnerships that operate bulk liquid storage terminals in 49 countries. These facilities are located in ports and along rivers, canals and pipelines. They serve the vital economic purpose of transferring liquid products from one transportation mode to another. Products handled by our members include crude oil, refined petroleum products, chemicals, renewable fuels, fertilizers, vegetable oils, and other food grade materials. (source http://www.ilta.org/index.htm)


National Fire Protection Association

National Fire Protection Association - The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA is the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. NFPA membership totals more than 70,000 individuals around the world. (source http://www.nfpa.org/index.asp)