3rd Quarter Issue 2018

  • Dixie Flag Celebrates Sixty Years, Three Generations and One Remarkable Man
  • San Antonio Aerospace Industry Is Growing
  • Chairman’s Report – The Future State Is In The Hands Of The Voters
  • Military Veterans—An Untapped Resource
  • Busy Summer Heats Up City Hall

2nd Quarter Issue 2018

  • Aero—Aircraft Engine Maintenance Specialists
  • Tax Reform Planning Tips for Manufacturers
  • Focus on Creating Additional Value for SAMA Members
  • SAMA Scholarship Awarded at Academies Graduation
  • City Initiatives to Keep an Eye On
  • SAMA Sponsored Trade Show & Conference – Huge Success!

1st Quarter Issue 2018

  • A worldwide leader in HDPE connections finds a home in San Antonio
  • Chairman’s Report – 2017 Year in Review
  • Workforce needs? Invite a teacher
  • Outlook is bright if we all stay focused

4th Quarter Issue 2017

  • 2018 Marks three decades and new expansions for Helmy
  • Chairman’s Report – Why SAMA?
  • SAMA membership helps Texans and manufacturers affected by Hurricane Harvey
  • Internships: The try before you buy program!
  • Scoring matrix updates
  • The Dark Web…What is it and why should it be important to me?

3rd Quarter Issue 2017

  • Ultrafryer Systems Reaches Global Markets with its Manufacturing Prowess
  • Chairman’s Report – “Elections have Consequences”
  • SAMA & SAWS 28th Annual Environmental Seminar – What Has Changed?
  • MfgDay – October, 6, 2017
  • Your Business Line of Defense
  • You’ve Been Hacked!

2nd Quarter Issue 2017

  • You Can’t Fake Safety – Alamo Group (TX) Inc.
  • Chairman’s Report – SAMA Beats the Manufacturing Drum for “South Texas”
  • Reshoring Coming Back to the USA
  • SAMA 2017 Mayoral Debate Draws Full House
  • SAMA Hits a Double with the 2017 Trade Show & Conference
  • Internships (Experiential Learning Opportunities)

1st Quarter Issue 2017

  • Seven Decades and Still Growing – Cox Manufacturing Company
  • Chairman’s Report – Looking Forward Looking Back
  • What Can Manufacturers Look Forward to in 2017 – Optimism!
  • South Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show and Conference
  • Why Now?  Training Can’t Wait for Tomorrow


4th Quarter Issue 2016

  • Vintage Air – Even a Successful Manufacturing Business can be Too Busy to “See the Light”
  • Chairman’s Report – A Shared Manufacturing Future
  • Town Halls Provide SAMA with Insight on Challenges
  • M2 Global Awarded Top 25 Suppliers by Lockheed Martin
  • Industry Braces for the Internet of Things
  • The Alamo Colleges Technical Institute – A Great New Idea that Works

3rd Quarter Issue 2016

  • TMAC & SAMA “An Ideal Partnership!
  • MFG Day – Opening Doors, Opening Minds
  • Helping Manufacturers Prosper!
  • SAMA Migrates to New Association Management System
  • Alamo Academies Graduation Spotlights Future Leaders In Manufacturing and Other Fields

2nd Quarter Issue 2016

  • Franks Mfg is committed to the SAMA Experience -Frank’s leadership and teamwork thrive with SAMA on a daily basis
  • Manufacturing Industry loses champion
  • Chairman’s Report – It’s the Membership…
  • SAMA invests in membership’s future -The Whittington Group delivers membership marketing plan
  • SA2020 and SAMA: Working toward a common goal in the manufacturing industry
  • SAMA Workforce Training opportunities providing total ROI to manufacturers

1st Quarter Issue 2016

  • SAMA provides direction for local small business start-up
  • Study reveals industry’s workforce challenge
  • Chairman’s Report – Call of Duty
  • 2015 Highlights
  • SAMA Trade Show Venue expanded to meet growth
  • Alamo Academies partners with manufactures to build pipeline of ‘home grown’ talent through internship programs


4th Quarter Issue 2015

  • Mission Solar Energy -bring new technology, manufacturing jobs to San Antonio
  • SAMA release updated Manufacturing Workforce Assessment Report
  • Transition is in the Air
  • San Antonio Manufacturing braced for high-tech growth
  • SAMA’s voice helps achieve compromise on ozone rules
  • Precision Mold adds ATMA to its apprenticeship program

3rd Quarter Issue 2015

  • Lancer leading through its Hoshin Kanri journey
  • Alamo Region recognized as a “Manufacturing Community” by U.S. Government
  • Chairman’s Report – Let’s Buddy Up SAMA!!!
  • SAMA in spotlight again with 2015 Tradeshow
  • Environmental seminar focuses on change
  • Manufacturing Day 2015: Changing the way Manufacturing is perceived

2nd Quarter Issue 2015

  • Mayoral debate spotlights SAMA’s growing influence
  • SAMA’s Texas legislative activity supports manufacturing agenda
  • It’s our responsibility!
  • Skills Development Fund provides customized training for Texas manufacturers
  • UPDATE: Department of Labor’s American Apprenticeship Initiative
  • Increased focus and cooperation on Workforce Development

1st Quarter Issue 2015

  • HVHC/Visionworks improves customer service and employee engagement through Lean/Six Sigma
  • New committee increases workforce development emphasis
  • Building on a century of leadership and community
  • 2014 Highlights
  • Membership in SAMA presents an array of opportunities
  • ATMA 2014-2015: Record enrollment. Record Retention. Record opportunities.


4th Quarter Issue 2014

  • Aspen Beverage Group brews up innovation
  • Manufacturing productivity doubles through technology
  • How you can help build the future
  • CPS Energy to expand automated demand response program
  • Why winning unemployment claims really does matter
  • Alcoa and ATEAM invest in teachers

3rd Quarter Issue 2014

  • Burke & Pruski soars with SAMA partnership
  • “Once In a Lifetime” SAMA Gala Upon Us
  • Local Manufacturing:  Foundations to Future
  • MFG DAY showcases career opportunities and economic impact
  • TWC Resources for Employers
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) Toyota Program in Alamo Colleges

2nd Quarter Issue 2014

  • 100th Anniversary Special Commemorative Insert Publication
  • Alamo Iron Works adds value amid economic challenges
  • Survey shows manufacturers upbeat about future
  • SAMA celebrates centennial in San Antonio
  • The Alamo Manufacturing Partnership (AMP)
  • Update on R&D Credit Incentives
  • Collaborative effort addresses need for industrial technologists

1st Quarter Issue 2014

  • Walton Signage is changing how sign manufacturing is done
  • SAMA Celebrates 100 Years of Manufacturing Advocacy
  • SAMA Chair is not looking back but forward
  • 2013 Highlights
  • SAEDF’s Business Retention and Expansion Program


4th Quarter Issue 2013

  • Innovation, technology and machinery defines ITM Partners, Ltd
  • Impact of Medical Device Tax on San Antonio’s medical industry
  • Chairman’s Report: San Antonio Manufacturers Association is out in front advocating for manufacturers
  • U.S. kicks off manufacturing innovation initiative
  • Healthcare Update: Dealing with Obamacare
  • Texas House Bill 5 – Opportunity for workforce development

3rd Quarter Issue 2013

  • Manufacturers Association delivers world class trade show
  • Focus is on revitalization of U.S. manufacturers
  • Chairman’s Report – Networking and advocacy key in 3rd quarter successes
  • Hiring veterans brings leadership, experience, and adaptability

2nd Quarter Issue 2013

  • Heartland’s continual improvement drives profitability
  • 2013: The year of the manufacturer in Texas
  • Chairman’s Report – SAMA impacts our community and encourages education
  • National Lean Conference coming to San Antonio
  • First Class graduates from ‘Just In Time’ workforce development program

 1st Quarter Issue 2013

  • Dixie Flag turns positive brand recognition into revenue
  • San Antonio’s Manufacturing Industry economic impact
  • Chairman’s Report – Manufacturing achieves acclaimed notoriety in 2012
  • 2012 Highlights
  • Legislative Update: House tackles state’s challenges
  • Year In Review: Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Academy


 4th Quarter Issue 2012

  • Enrichment of business relations is Regal Plastics’ priority
  • United States passing the field with manufacturing resurgence
  • Chairman’s Report -Value is the gift of SAMA’s 100 Year Anniversary
  • UTSA Institute for Economic Development – A Valuable Resource
  • Healthcare Reform: Mandates affecting employees
  • Manufacturing oriented skilled technical training programs announced

3rd Quarter Issue 2012

  • Kiolbassa reveals secret for making ‘best tasting sausage’
  • “Re-shoring” Made in America
  • Chairman’s Report – SAMA Chair call out to local manufacturing “all hands on deck!”
  • Small and medium-size businesses are easy target for hackers
  • OSHA Inspection Process
  • Career exploration program nets students higher paying jobs

2nd Quarter Issue 2012

  • The Nugget Company benefits from membership in SAMA
  • Manufacturing diversity benefits region’s economy
  • Chairman’s Report: Continuity enhanced with core principles is the vision for 2012
  • ICE audit and employer best practices
  • Alamo Colleges and UTSA collaborate on academy

1st Quarter Issue 2012

  • Companies unprepared to change quickly are likely to fall behind
  • Manufacturers facing critical skilled workforce issues
  • Chairman’s Report – 2011 marked by strengthened SAMA advocacy role
  • More than robots: FIRST is creating our future workforce
  • Internships and the story of success