About Us

What is SAMA?

SAMA is a membership-driven organization, representing more than 400 businesses in Transportation, Aerospace Equipment and Metal Products, Diversified Products, Materials & Electricity and the companies supporting them. SAMA is one of the largest and most active manufacturing associations in the state.

Our Mission

The San Antonio Manufacturers Association is the voice of and advocate for the manufacturing industry in the greater San Antonio metropolitan area. On their behalf, SAMA influences public policy and regulatory matters affecting manufacturing and guides the education and training of future generations of manufacturers. SAMA facilitates the sharing of best known practices, workforce development and business opportunities while fostering relationships for the benefit of its members.

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What we do

With a legacy of advocacy more than 100 years strong, here’s how SAMA serves our members, our region and our industry:


Political Involvement

Proactively participating in local government, monitoring the issues that affect manufacturing in our region. SAMA maintains close contact with elected officials and policymakers so they understand what manufacturers need to thrive.


Manufacturing Matters

Promoting manufacturing to the community, presenting today’s advanced, dynamic and growing industry to the public, including students, educators and community leaders.


Economic Development

Staying at the forefront of the economic development issues that affect our industry.


Training Our Workforce

Working toward ensuring a well-trained workforce with the skills necessary to support growth in the region’s manufacturing industry.

Continued Education

Providing a wide range of high-quality educational opportunities to benefit our members and their employees.

Monthly Events

Hosting events that inform members on key issues affecting business and creating forums and networking events to build.

Trade Show & Conference

Hosting the annual South Texas Regional Manufacturers Trade Show and Conference. This SAMA event is the largest one-day manufacturing show in South Central Texas, with more than 200 vendors and more than 2,000 participants.

Member Committees

Organizing member-driven committees, which help shape SAMA’s agenda by sharing information, solving problems and informing all members on developments in areas including education, governmental affairs, environmental issues, energy, events and more. Committees are one of the most important benefits of SAMA – we encourage all members to participate in one!

The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the San Antonio economy.

This fast-growing sector includes aerospace and motor vehicle manufacturing.
San Antonio companies manufacture machinery, computer components, electrical equipment and more.
From furniture to food and beverage manufacturing, this sector is a major employer in the area.
If it can be made from petroleum, plastic, paper, or just about anything else, there’s a local manufacturer that does it.
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