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Manufacturers to meet in San Marcos for first-ever summit

 Manufacturers from three industry groups will meet in San Marcos next month for the inaugural 2012 Texas Manufacturers Summit.

Rich Products' Texas Plant Receives TMAC Performance Excellence Award

U.S. Rep Blake Farenthold Helps Recognize Achievements of Brownsville Facility

Ron Lehman Named TMAC State Director

TMAC & the University of Texas-Pan American to host STEP Camps for secondary school students

 The University of Texas-Pan American is offering another opportunitity for middle and high school-aged students to learn more about math and science through hands-on activities at its Striving Toward Educational Pathways (STEP) Camps this summer.

Federal Heath Sign Honored with TMAC Award and City Proclamation

Federal Heath Sign Company ( received the prestigious Performance Excellence award from TMAC in a ceremony that included representatives from State Senator Nichol’s office, officials from the City of Jacksonville, TMAC staff and various customers. Jacksonville Mayor Robert Haberle acknowledged Federal Heath for its contribution to the strength of manufacturing in Texas by declaring this Federal Heath Sign Company Week.

T&K Machine receives Industrial Appreciation award from Paris Economic Development Council

T&K Machine receives the Paris, Texas Economic Development Council Industrial Appreciation award at the annual Lamar County Chamber of Commerce membership banquet. Since 1968, T&K Machine is one of the few aerospace-related industries in Lamar County. The company manufactures highly engineered, precision-machined airframe components and light assemblies for commercial and military aircraft.

NIST awards TMAC $850,000 to move technology toward production

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded TMAC at UT Arlington an $850,000 grant to improve the competitiveness of industries in an eight-state region by accelerating the transition of technology from research and development to efficient and affordable production.

TMAC, formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, is the Texas affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The University of Texas at Arlington holds the cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to operate TMAC, a partnership that also includes The University of Texas at El Paso, The University of Texas - Pan American, the University of Houston, Texas Tech University, the Texas Engineering Extension Service of Texas A&M System and Southwest Research Institute.

TMAC Metroplex at UT Arlington Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The TMAC Metroplex program at The University of Texas at Arlington’s  Automation  & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) celebrated its 15th anniversary on Friday, October 15th  with a reception for more than 100 at its Riverbend location.  ARRI is a department within the College of Engineering.

South Texas College, TMAC provide Six Sigma to area manufacturers

South Texas College’s (STC) Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and TMAC at The University of Texas-Pan American have graduated a Six Sigma class in early June. Through this partnership, STC and TMAC have offered world-class training to Maquila manufacturing employees from ALPS Automotive, EMU Plastics, GE Engine Services, Motorola and Springs Global that have lead to savings of thousands of dollars at each company.

RF Precision Implements Medical Quality Management System

Janie Havel, North Texas Representative of The Office of Governor Rick Perry, presented a plaque from TMAC to Otis and Fran Blackwell, Owners, and Robert England, Partner, of RF Precision, LLC, in recognition of the company’s achievement of the ISO 13485 Medical and ISO 9001 quality Management systems.

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