Transwestern’s Q1 Houston Outlook Report

While not specific to Manufacturing, Transwestern’s First Quarter Houston Outlook Report speaks to many employment, real estate, and economic statistics that are important to business and industry here in Houston.


Our Marketing Director Speaking on SEO at the Houston Technology Center

Greg Bright – GHMA marketing director, will be co-presenting a Lunch and Learn at the at the Houston Technology Center on May 20th on Search Engine Optimization.  HTC has been a long time supporter and partner of our Greater Houston Manufacturing Association.

Houston manufacturing SEOThe lunch and learn is produced by Energy Digital Summit.
Register Here – (registration required).

Greg Bright is a manufacturer, patent holder, author, and instructor on internet marketing. He is driving phenomenal growth to his businesses by applying the techniques he teaches.

He believes the internet is absolutely our best marketing tool — increasing in importance every day as new generations of buyers and sellers enter the economy.  Young buyers don’t remember life before the internet and seasoned buyers are changing their habits.

Greg was an early internet adopter, in the 80’s and 90’s, when he invented and patented a laptop stand.  He learned how to bring products to market quickly and efficiently utilizing the free search listings on Google and other search engines.

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GHMA Tours Venturetech

On April 16th, Larry Keast Founder and CEO of Venturetech Corporation International, hosted GHMA for a tour of his manufacturing facility where they build top drives and power swivels. If you’ve never been to Venturetech’s facility, it’s quite the set up.

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Houston manufacturing TourVenturetech took over what once was a Frito-Lay Distribution facility back in 2002. In 2010, Keast and his team added another 19,000 square feet to the original building and they plan to expand another 30,000 square feet this year, on the property that has grown to more than 11 acres in total. To finish the article and view the photo gallery from this event click below

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First Annual GHMA Membership Meeting and Townhall

Calling all GHMA members!

In accordance with our By-Laws we will host our first annual membership meeting Tuesday, April 7th from 8:00 – 10:00 in the morning at the Greater Houston Partnership downtown. Breakfast will be served and your GHMA Board of Directors will ask for your feedback in terms of your current wants and needs from the organization. Additionally, we will be voting on the slate of officers to fill the open positions on the Board as well as Committee Chair positions. If you are interested in serving the organization, please request a nomination form from Eva Sirman, GHMA Association Manager by email at  You must complete the nomination form and submit it to Eva no later than April 3rd, 2015. All nominations will be considered by the Board of Directors and the qualifications of the position will determine the person who is slated. Please see the calendar for more information regarding the meeting.

Open Positions:

Membership Director
Philanthropy Director
Sponsorship Director

Greeters Chair
Membership Chair
Programs Chair
Special Events Chair

Crude Oil Prices Effect Local Manufacturing

Greg Bright Owner Ocean Fab GHMA member, Greg Bright, owner of Ocean Fab a Houston-based equipment manufacturer is quoted by the Houston Chronicle on how falling crude prices are effecting business. Full Story

Houston: The Bayou City

If you haven’t read USA Today’s overwhelmingly positive review of Houston, it’s a MUST read. These are all the reasons and more why we love to call Houston home. USA Today’s Article in Full

Houston Based MRC Global Cuts Jobs

10% of it’s work force or approximately 500 jobs were cut by Houston based MRC Global. Continue reading the full article by the Houston Business Journal 

Houston Manufacturer FMC Technologies Cutting Jobs

FMC Technologies is one of the top ten largest manufacturers in Houston and they just announced a 10% cut of jobs company wide. Continue reading the full article by the Houston Business Journal

GHMA President Elect Speaks at Gulf Coast Economic Development District Meeting

GHMA was requested to present at the GCEDD annual board meeting to discuss highlights of the City of Houston’s success in developing manufacturing businesses.  The GCEDD board was looking for ways to attract and develop more manufacturing in their regions by discussing successful economic development opportunities manufacturers look for when considering starting manufacturing businesses in their regions.   Continue reading GHMA President Elect Speaks at Gulf Coast Economic Development District Meeting

SeeBridge Media Hosts Greater Houston Manufacturers Association

GHMA was delighted to visit SeeBridge Media for our quarterly plant tour. SeeBridge was very kind to welcome GHMA and our colleagues for an afternoon of manufacturing education and networking. View our gallery for a peak inside the event and visit SeeBridge Media for more information on their products and services.