On July 24th, about 50 members and guests toured S & S Technology plant on Telge road. S&S Technology a division of S&S X-Ray Products, Inc. serves as the marketing, manufacturing, research and development headquarters for S&S X-Ray, S&S RADX, and S&S MedCart product lines. These enclosures can be mechanized with security locks but can range down to customized desks and cabinets for industrial applications both in Stainless Steel and painted versions. This family of companies incorporates excellence in design, electronic circuitry, engineering and fabrication, resulting in multiple patents for many of its products.
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Recently, the GHMA leadership was contacted by the Production Coordinator at Jack Morton Worldwide. She was looking for a small manufacturing company in the Houston area to highlight in a campaign “I Am Small Business Proud” they were producing for the Capital One Spark Card, which is specifically geared toward small businesses. The concept was to feature small business stories across America. Her team would be traveling to 39 different cities to capture the heart and soul of small business.
By virtue of knowing our members, the GHMA leadership was able to identify two potential companies that would fit the production criteria and connected these members with Jack Morton Worldwide. Ultimately, LCD Concepts, LLC out of League City was chosen to be featured in this media opportunity. GHMA was proud to be able to offer such a unique opportunity to one of our member companies!
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GHMA hosted its first monthly mixer at BlackFinn American Grille in Midtown on April 30, 2014. The event was well attended by more than 50 of GHMA’s members, partners, and potential members. The GHMA leadership created this event to promote networking among our members and associate members and to offer an opportunity for those in the manufacturing community to get to know our organization before joining. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event and especially to BlackFinn for hosting. If you weren’t able to join us in April, mark your calendars for our upcoming May mixer on May 28th at Cottonwood. For head count purposes, please register in advance.
The Houston Chronicle recently published an article that “hit the nail on the head” when it comes to local manufacturing. Did you know that Texas has been number one for 11 consecutive years in exporting manufactured goods? Additionally, Texas shipped $250 billion in manufacturing exports in 2012 — that was nearly double second runner-up California. Some of the other highlights from this article include the fact that manufacturing jobs have doubled since 2012 and that there is a lack of skilled workers for the increase in jobs. Many local Houston companies were named in the article as well, which prompted us to share. To read the article in its entirety, go here
Powell Industries hosted GHMA on March 27th for our quarterly plant tour. Gary King, Director of Corporate Communications, gave us a brief history of Powell Industries. To learn more about Powell, go here. We were treated to snacks and coffee and provided some networking time before beginning the tour of their impressive facility. GHMA worked with ITT Instructor Dennis Sherman, PhD, PMP to coordinate including some of ITT’s Industrial Engineering students in our site visit.
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