Mission Solar shining example of manufacturing's future
School for tech skillsAlamo Academies partners with industry to help create skilled workers, but is it enough?
Manufacturing: Keep It Lean & SafeWhat happens when a manufacturer goes lean?
For Jim Calhoun, General Manager at Walton Sign, going lean means more profit. "We cut $2 million in costs out of my factory in the last three years on a $30 million top line operation," said Calhoun.
Despite fast growth, Kiolbassa barely escaped disasterSAN ANTONIO — Anyone would think a multi-generational family company that manages to widen its market area and experience a 25 percent-plus annual revenue growth rate would be a happy place.
Massive Texas manufacturing investments projectedSAN ANTONIO — Thanks largely to Texas' abundant supplies of shale natural gas, manufacturers are expected to make $50 billion to $75 billion in new investments in the state over the next five to 10 years, the Texas Association of Manufacturers president said in San Antonio on Thursday.
Five Minutes With: Mark Niederauer Chief technology officer at EO2Mark Niederauer, whose EO2 Concepts produces wound-care devices, says San Antonio’s manufacturers, large and small, are drawing on advanced technology and supplying high-paying jobs. We asked him how the manufacturing sector has evolved and how the Alamo City can ensure its workforce is ready for high-tech jobs.
From the Chairman +
Mark Q. Niederauer, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Electrochemical Oxygen Concepts, Inc.
Foundations to Future
Exploring a Brief History of SAMA
Manufacturing in the greater San Antonio region has a rich history which started long before the formation of the San Antonio Manufacturer’s Association.
Meat processing and drying for the cattle industry started back in the 1730s, a time when branding had a whole other meaning. With the arrival of German immigrants in the 1830s, we began to see new industries such as the San Antonio Soap Works, founded by Johann Menger, the Guenther & Son Flour Mill, founded by Carl Guenther and Alamo Iron Works, founded by J. Schule and F. Nixon.
Economic Impact Study - 2012 +
The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the San Antonio economy. Its economic impact in 2011 was .5 billion, excluding the positive impact of exported products.
3rd Quarter Newsletter +
100th Anniversary Commerative Publication +
11th Annual SAMA FunBowl Presented By TechForce | November 1, 2014 +…
Membership Luncheon | November 4, 2014 +