Forbes Ranks Houston #1 For Manufacturing – Again

Houston manufacturers know exactly what Forbes is talking about.  Houston is the best place to be if you are a manufacturer.

Read the article here.

Houston Manufacturers Mingle At Hughes Hanger

Our June Mixer at Hughes Hangar was insightful.  Networking and making new friends in the manufacturing arena is what our monthly mixers are all about. Lively discussions were provided by Allectus LLC who also sponsored the food – Thank you very much!

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May Manufacturing Mixer at Cottonwood

Our May Mixer was a lot of fun.  We always get good tips and ideas talking to other manufacturers at our networking events.  Thank You Forthea Interactive Marketing for sponsoring the food and the nice door prize.

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Talk About Value…

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’s First Monthly Mixer

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.



Industries Drive Need for Local Manufacturing

manufacturing image 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 Plant Tour Recap

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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GHMA Event: Site Visit to Powell Industries

Hosted by Powell Industries

March, 27 2014

GHMA Members Only (not a member? Join here)

 The GHMA invites all members to register for its next networking function and plant tour of Powell Industries on March 27th. Powell Industries Inc. is a provider of packaged solutions for the control, monitoring, and distribution of electrical power and other critical processes with headquarters right here in Houston.  Don’t forget to encourage other potential members to join the fun as we network and learn.

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Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration. Be sure to register online and reserve your seat. *Note special Safety Rules Below.

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The Boeing Company Manufacturing & Exporting Lunch and Learn

As a valued Boeing partner we want to keep you informed of the industry challenges we face in 2014.  Please join us for lunch at our Houston facility to learn more about the critical public policy issues impacting not only The Boeing Company, but small businesses and the Houston metropolitan region. Lunch will be served and an optional tour of our spacecraft manufacturing facility will be available.

When:        March 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  (Must RSVP – see below)

Where:       3700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas 77058

 One of the biggest drivers we have seen growing Houston’s economy is a renewed focus on U.S. manufacturing and exporting. Continue reading The Boeing Company Manufacturing & Exporting Lunch and Learn

Walmart Intends to Bring Manufacturing Back to the USA

Most manufacturers remember when Sam Walton promoted “Made in the USA”.  Now Walmart intends to bring manufacturing back to the USA.

Over the next 10 years, Walmart is investing $250 billion in products that support American jobs. To read more about this initiative see Walmart’s website