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Why become a member?

If you’re in the manufacturing industry, SAMA needs you.

Our organization’s strength comes from our member businesses. When you join SAMA, you’re standing behind the manufacturing industry in San Antonio, making our presence stronger and our voice louder. You also benefit from valuable programs that help you grow your business, including high-quality networking, professional development and ongoing educational opportunities. SAMA exists to help manufacturing grow, but we can’t do it without you. Join today!

Membership Benefits
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Membership Types

Manufacturer Membership

Manufacturers in Transportation, Equipment and Metal Products, Diversified Products or Materials & Electricity.

SAMA offers outstanding value for the membership cost. It offers peer to peer networking, up to date information on local and state issues impacting manufacturing. Plus, the training, benchmarking events, Conference & Trade Show allows M2 Global to stay current on best practices. I have leverage this to give my company a competitive edge.

—Doug Carlberg, President & CEO – M2 Global

Associate Membership

Businesses providing products or services that support manufacturing.

Hawkins Personnel Group would like to highly recommend the San Antonio Manufacturing Association as a valuable investment that has allowed us to strengthen our relationships with our manufacturing clientele and keep on top of local and regional issues that could affect workforce development. We have been a member of SAMA for over 30 years and are a Visionary Level Sponsor.

—Elizabeth Hawkins, Vice President, Hawkins Personnel Group

Manufacturer Membership

Your SAMA membership and benefits extend to you, your company and all of your employees, so membership dues are based on the number of local full- and part-time permanent employees.

Temporary or seasonal employees who are not hired on a permanent basis are not considered in the assessment of dues.

Applications are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

Membership Levels

Quarterly payments are available.

1-10 Employees



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11-50 Employees



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51-150 Employees



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151-300 Employees



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301-400 Employees



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401+ Employees



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Associate Membership

Your SAMA membership and benefits extend to you, your company and all of your employees. Applications are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

Membership Benefits

Your investment in SAMA delivers many
other benefits, including:


SAMA keeps you informed about changes in local ordinances, regulations and utility updates while advocating for industry needs to area decision makers. Your membership helps SAMA proactively monitor the activities of local government and regulatory agencies, including San Antonio City Council, San Antonio Water System, CPS Energy, and the Texas Commission on Environment Quality, to help you stay informed on the issues affecting your business.


Timely Information

Our top priority is keeping our members informed on the developments and trends impacting the manufacturing community. Through regular communication, including a monthly newsletter and social media activity, SAMA keeps members up to date on the regulations, legislation and issues affecting our industry.


Educational Opportunities

You’ll have access to in-demand, high-quality training workshops, seminars and certification programs, along with informative plant tours, luncheons, special interest group meetings and other events that help you and your employees grow professionally..


Peer Groups

When you’re leading a company, every day brings new developments, decisions and sometimes, dilemmas. But you don t have to do it alone. SAMA Peer Groups bring together CEOs and senior executives in the manufacturing industry and larger business community in a small group setting to discuss issues and share solutions to the everyday challenges of being in business. This invaluable resource offers a confidential forum to share business and manufacturing best practices with other business leaders.



Meeting others in manufacturing and supporting industries is good for business.

SAMA provides multiple opportunities for members to connect with each other. Monthly luncheons, quarterly evening mixers, our annual trade show and conference, bowling and golf tournaments all foster connection and community among SAMA’s membership.


Referrals for Products and Services

SAMA connects members with potential leads. We provide our membership with requests from other members and the general public seeking specific products, services or manufacturing processes.



Contribute your expertise while learning from others by joining a committee. Committees are the heart of SAMA. They bring together members from a wide range of backgrounds and experience to dive into an important issue for the benefit of all members. SAMA’s Action Committees include Education, Energy, Environmental, Marketing & Communications, Membership and Programs. Our Event Committees include Trade Show, overseeing SAMA’s signature annual event, and Golf, planning our annual tournament.


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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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