Hays and Caldwell Counties Declare October as Manufacturing Month

Oct 12, 2022
Staff Reports

HAYS AND CALDWELL COUNTIES, Texas – With a pair of proclamations, the Commissioners Courts of Hays and Caldwell Counties declared October 2022 as Manufacturing Month, recognizing the economic impact of manufacturing in the Texas Innovation Corridor. 

The declarations, both pronounced on Tuesday, October 11, are part of a collaborative effort between several organizations within the region, including the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), which is the economic development organization for Hays and Caldwell Counties; the Greater San Marcos Manufacturing Association (GSMMA); and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA).

“Manufacturers are one of the leading job creators in Central Texas, providing competitive wages and benefits for the region,” said Maggie Gillespie, manager of business retention and expansion for GSMP. “Manufacturing Month helps connect our the region’s future workforce with local manufacturers, especially the advanced manufacturers who call the Texas Innovation Corridor home.”

According to the Texas Association of Manufacturers, more than 869,000 Texans are employed in manufacturing across the state, with an average compensation of $82,540. Manufacturers such as CFAN, Thermon and Mensor LP serve as major employers in Hays and Caldwell Counties, providing high-quality jobs with competitive wages and benefits.

During the month of October, Manufacturing Month increases awareness & changes misperceptions of manufacturing among the emerging workforce, including the currently reskilling & upskilling workforce, women, students, military veterans and transitioning servicemembers. As part of Manufacturing Month, 14 manufacturers in the region are hosting students from local school districts to discuss careers in modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of workforce leaders. Those companies include:

  • Ameridrives

  • Basler Plastics

  • Capital PreCast

  • Corvac Composites

  • Ember Industries

  • Epic Piping

  • Jardine's

  • K&J Woodworks

  • Lewis Sign

  • Mensor

  • Plastikon

  • Texas Asphalt & Paving Association (TxAPA)/Hot Mix Asphalt Center (HMAC)

  • Sign Crafters

  • Veritacor

About the Greater San Marcos Partnership  

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is the 501c6 regional economic development organization serving the city of San Marcos and Hays & Caldwell Counties, focused on positioning the region for a wider diversity of quality jobs with higher wages. The GSMP mission is to increase economic opportunities for all in the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor.  

Visit greatersanmarcostx.com for more information.  

Photo: Representatives from GSMP, Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, Kyle Economic Development, Hays CISD, and local manufacturers receive a proclamation from Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at the Hays County Courthouse. Ted Groholske, GSMP manager of workforce development, holds up the Manufacturing Month proclamation (center right) with Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra (center left).



J.D. Moore 
Manager, Marketing & Communications 
Greater San Marcos Partnership 

(512) 781-3028 | jdmoore@greatersanmarcostx.com