Herald-Tribune Names Diversified Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) a Sarasota-Manatee Top Workplaces Winner

Diversified  Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by The Sarasota-Manatee Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

About DMSI International:

Diversified Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) International is an ISO-approved manufacturer with a focus on world-class excellence in delivering fiber optic connectivity products. Our unique concept of Owning the Core® of our business gives us the latitude to develop, engineer, and produce quality products at competitive pricing.

For over 25 years, DMSI has been steadily building a solid customer base across the globe delivering a simple and highly focused manufacturing solution for our customers. Our business strategy revolves around the concept of a diversified manufacturing company providing integrated solutions to our clients. For more information, please visit: dmsimfg.com.

About Energage

Making the world a better place to work together.TM

Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 16 years of culture research and the results from 27 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations,  Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

DMSI International is among the top 50 second-stage companies in Florida selected as a 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honorees

GrowFL Announces 12th Annual Florida Companies to Watch

(Venice, Florida) — DMSI International is pleased to be among the top 50 second-stage companies in Florida selected as a 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honorees, a statewide competition that identifies companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. The 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration is brought to you by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities, and within the state – thus deeming them worth watching.

66 finalists were announced earlier this year, and the 50 honorees were selected after a final round of judging by a panel comprised of past honorees, economic development leaders, and corporate partners of GrowFL. Companies were judged on a number of criteria including growth in the number of employees; impact of the business in the job market; increase in sales and/or unit volume; current and past financial reports; innovativeness of the product or service; response to adversity; and contributions to aid community-oriented projects.

“GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch was designed to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and to shine a spotlight on the most deserving companies,” said Jennifer Taylor, president, and CEO of GrowFL. “This year’s honoree span 21 different counties, representing 22 different industries, and 50% of them are woman, veteran, or minority-owned. This diverse group of honorees can only mean one thing – Florida is the place where entrepreneurs thrive!”

“DMSI is a unique company in every aspect of the word ‘unique’. We are visionaries; a company built by people who are dedicated and determined to not let the things we do not have, be determined by the possibilities of what we could have. At DMSI, we don’t just manufacture cables; we create the solution.” Said Jeneth D’Alonzo, CEO of DMSI International.

“DMSI is a unique company in every aspect of the word ‘unique’. We are visionaries; a company built by people who are dedicated and determined to not let the things we do not have, be determined by the possibilities of what we could have. At DMSI, we don’t just manufacture cables; we create the solution.” Said Jeneth D’Alonzo, CEO of DMSI International.

“These are some of the most vibrant and dedicated entrepreneurs in our state. They are the champions that keep our communities strong by stimulating the economy, keeping the workforce employed, and giving back in ways that will change the course of our state for years to come. Like all the classes before them, this class of GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honorees truly embody success and I know they’re only getting started,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL founder.

To qualify for the award, companies must be headquartered in Florida and have between 6 and 150 and revenue between $750,000 and $100 million. From 2018 through 2021, these companies generated $1 billion in revenue and added 881 employees, reflecting a 96% increase in revenue and a 104% increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into a 24% average annual revenue growth and a 26% average annual growth in employees.

These companies projected continued growth in 2022, with a 40% revenue increase and a 20% growth in employees compared to 2021. If their projections hold, these companies will have generated $1.5 billion in revenue and added 1,233 employees over the last five years — a 174% increase in revenue and a 146% increase in jobs since 2018.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized at the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Celebration on February 23, 2023, at the Hard Rock Live in Universal CityWalk, Orlando, FL. Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://growfl.com/about-growfl-flctw/.

Joining DMSI International on the GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch list are the following Florida-based businesses:

About DMSI International:

Diversified Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) International is an ISO-approved manufacturer with a focus on world-class excellence in delivering fiber optic connectivity products. Our unique concept of Owning the Core® of our business gives us the latitude to develop, engineer, and produce quality products at competitive pricing.

For over 25 years, DMSI has been steadily building a solid customer base across the globe delivering a simple and highly focused manufacturing solution for our customers. Our business strategy revolves around the concept of a totally diversified manufacturing company providing integrated solutions to our clients.

About GrowFL:  

GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy.  Second-stage growth companies have at least 6 employees and $750,000 in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage.  Website: https://www.growfl.com

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:  

The Edward Lowe Foundation was established in 1985 by Ed and Darlene Lowe to leverage entrepreneurship as a strategy for economic growth and community development. The foundation’s entrepreneurship initiatives focus on second-stage companies, which are growth-oriented firms that have moved beyond startup but have not yet reached maturity. Its peer learning, leadership education, and strategic information programs are geared to help these companies continue growing. For more information, visit www.EdwardLowe.org.

DMSI was selected as GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch finalist

Finalists Announced for the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Companies now in the running to be selected as an Honoree for this year’s award

(SARASOTA, FL) – Diversified Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) International was among the first round of the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists recently announced.  The awards event – now in its twelfth year – honors impressive second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. The 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Awards Celebration is brought to you by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Together, the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists represent nearly 2,000 jobs and generate over $430 million in revenue. These companies, all of which are “worth watching,” anticipate a growth of 40 percent in revenue and 18 percent in employment by the end of 2022. 

“I’m a woman of faith and always big with faith. I consider each day a gift, an opportunity, and a privilege. DMSI is a unique company in every aspect of the word ‘unique’. We are visionaries; a company built by people who are dedicated and determined to not let the things we do not have, be determined by the possibilities of what we could have. At DMSI, we don’t just manufacture cables; we create the solution.” Said Jeneth D’Alonzo, CEO of DMSI International.

The Finalists were selected from close to 300 nominations across the state and are now in the running to be named a GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honoree.  If selected as an Honoree, these exemplary second-stage companies will join the 550 second-stage companies across the state that have been recognized since 2011.

“This group of business owners represents the remarkable second-stage businesses operating across the state of Florida,” said Jennifer Taylor, President, and CEO of GrowFL. “They demonstrate the agility, perseverance, and innovation needed to take their business to the next level. GrowFL is proud to support Florida’s second-stage entrepreneurs and help to play a part in recognizing their success.  We look forward to celebrating these innovative companies as they continue to grow and have a significant impact on Florida’s economy.”

GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists represent a unique group of scalable, high-growth enterprises that are already located within Florida. To qualify for the award, companies must have between 6 and 150 employees and revenue between $750,000 and $100 million in 2021.

Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities, and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”

The Honorees for this year’s award will be announced in October. The 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration will take place on February 23, 2023, at Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit https://growfl.com/about-growfl-flctw/

About DMSI International:

Diversified Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) International is an ISO-approved manufacturer with a focus on world-class excellence in delivering fiber optic connectivity products. Our unique concept of Owning the Core® of our business gives us the latitude to develop, engineer, and produce quality products at competitive pricing.

For over 25 years, DMSI has been steadily building a solid customer base across the globe delivering a simple and highly focused manufacturing solution for our customers. Our business strategy revolves around the concept of a totally diversified manufacturing company providing integrated solutions to our clients.

About GrowFL:  

GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy.  Second-stage growth companies have at least 6 employees and $750,000 in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage.  Website: https://www.growfl.com

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:  

The Edward Lowe Foundation was established in 1985 by Ed and Darlene Lowe to leverage entrepreneurship as a strategy for economic growth and community development. The foundation’s entrepreneurship initiatives focus on second-stage companies, which are growth-oriented firms that have moved beyond startup but have not yet reached maturity. Its peer learning, leadership education, and strategic information programs are geared to help these companies continue growing. For more information, visit www.EdwardLowe.org.

DMSI Values Your Time

Time-based competition is a constructed economical strategy whose focus is to compress the time required to propose, develop, manufacture, market, and deliver its products. For accomplishing a sustainable competitive advantage, it emphasizes time as the main factor.

The term time-based competition was first coined by George Stalk and introduced in a 1988 Harvard Business Review article entitled “Time-The Next Source of Competitive Advantage”, and published in a follow-up book in 1990, “Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition Is Reshaping Global Markets”.

Here at DMSI, we emphasize responding to customer demands in a fast and efficient manner because we value our customer’s time; this is in comparison with our other big competitors with 5 to 6 months lead time. Lead time reduction throughout the system is our top priority, from the time you place an order, manufacturing, and until you finally receive the product. Thus, providing you with superior quality products and prompt delivery performance at a lower-competitive price.

We have cable and components in stock, ready to build finished products (e.g., panels, trunks, jumpers, MTP products, media converters).

Consult DMSI For Your Fiber Optic Needs

DMSI is ready to work with you to customize your fiber optic network!

We focus on custom product manufacturing for fiber optic connectivity. We will engineer solutions to any customer’s specs and needs, and we create end-to-end solutions so you won’t be left in the dark. DMSI strives to provide our customers with the highest quality product above industry standards at a lower cost.

Do you need a custom fiber optic connectivity solution? DMSI specializes in custom design solutions. We work all over the world to provide solutions from our headquarters in Venice, Florida. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect solutions, designs, and cabling.

Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for more updates on our business and related cabling information.

DMSI is ISO Certified

An ISO certified company, DMSI consistently provides quality products and services, while monitoring processes and adjusting as needed for improvements in the ISO quality system.  

Click here to view the certification

ABOUT ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:

a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and

b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

(reference: https://www.iso.org/standard/62085.html)

DMSI is WBENC and WOSB CERTIFIED

 
 

DIVERSIFIED MATERIAL SPECIALISTS, INC. DBA DMSI, an ISO approved manufacturer with a focus on world-class excellence in delivering fiber optic connectivity products, has successfully met WBENC’s standards as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), and received National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

DMSI is an eligible WOSB for the WOSB Program, as set forth in 13 C.F.R. part 127 and has been certified as such by an SBA approved Third Party Certifier pursuant to the Third Party Agreement, dated July 30, 2011, and available at www.sba.gov/wosb.

About DMSI
Established in 1996, DMSI is a global manufacturer of high-quality fiber optic connectivity products. We build long-term relationships with our customers by providing exceptional customer service through the pursuit of innovation and advanced technology and world class customer service. We build the same high-performance product as the big brand names, but without the big brand price tag.

About WBENC
Founded in 1997, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

WBENC’s Mission
Dedicated to advancing the success of Corporate Members, certified women’s business enterprises (WBEs), and government entities in partnership with its Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs).

For additional information, please visit https://www.wbenc.org/

New OMNIA® Enclosures are at the Forefront of Innovation

Our New OMNIA® enclosures are at the forefront of innovation!

The new enclosures are user-friendly with customizable features and the solution to all your connectivity needs! OMNIA® pre-terminated trunk cable breakout kits and compliant cable holders simply slide and lock in place, expediting installation time. Enclosures are fully compatible with the IllumiCore® Classic panels and modules.

The OMNIA® enclosure solution features a rear mounting plate with keyhole style cuts, which mate with multiple corresponding cable management pieces to give each user total individual preference on installation. Included management pieces are a compliant cable holder, and a compliant cable router and the plate will also mate with a pre-terminated trunk cable breakout kit. Each piece slides and locks into place using a compliant mechanism, and is easily removable without the use of a tool.

The plate has multiple key rows and positions for cable management pieces to be installed. Fiber can be routed on solely one side of the enclosure, or both sides.

Learn More About Fiber Optics When You Follow DMSI

DMSI specializes in custom design solutions. We work all over the world to provide solutions from our headquarters in Venice, Florida. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect solutions, designs, and cabling.

To find out more, please contact our sales department: sales@dmsimfg.com

We focus on custom product manufacturing for fiber optic connectivity. We will engineer solutions to any customer’s specs and needs, and we create end-to-end solutions so you won’t be left in the dark. DMSI strives to provide our customers with the highest quality product above industry standards at a competitive cost.

Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for more updates on our business and related cabling information.