Members, Partners and Friends,

A lot has happened since the end of 2020 nationally, within the state and our local region.  Some highlights are a new administration, the 87th State Legislature convenes and the Texas Association of Manufacturers outline their top 10 legislative priorities for our industry.  Regionally, our communities are tracking the pandemic and implementing plans to provide vaccines to the public – CDC, Gov. Abbott and City of San Antonio comment on COVID-19 to include latest on vaccinations.  CPS Energy and SAWS lawsuits and petition drive updates.

There is a lot of information to convey so this edition will provide you links to the latest information.  You can click on them at your convenience to get informed.  As you know, our association is dedicated to being your voice and advocate, and keeping you informed.


SAMA News:

Upcoming Webinars & Programs
  • Should I Hire a Robot?  Robotics & Automation Case Studies from Small Manufacturers
    • February 11th, 8 am to 12 noon
    • Join us for this interactive webinar and panel discussion.
    • Click here to register: REGISTER NOW
  • 16th Annual Employment Law Webinar
    • February 24th & 25th, 8 am to 12 noon
    • Employment Law in 2021: What’s New & What Remains the Same?  HR and MCLE credits pending.
    • Click here to register: REGISTER FOR THIS VIRTUAL EVENT
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program (Virtual)
    • Mondays/Wednesdays – March 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & 31, April 5, 7, 12 & 14
    • Certification curriculum targets first-line supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles
  • Webinar | What To Expect From OSHA in 2021

I also want to mention the latest on our annual trade show and conference. As the world adapts to a “new normal” with COVID-19, SAMA has been taking proactive steps to implement virtual opportunities to continue our mission to our members – being the voice of the manufacturing industry in the greater San Antonio metropolitan area. We continue to work with our various committees to provide invaluable, high-quality networking opportunities, professional development, and ongoing educational opportunities. We have realized that we must adopt a more efficient, virtual, distanced engagement strategies and accompanying services to best support our members. This has become our “new normal”. With this in mind, SAMA and the Trade Show Committee is revamping the annual Trade Show and Conference to be a virtual event which will deliver uncompromised opportunities through proactive engagement aligned with SAMA’s continued message to COME and MAKE IT IN TEXAS!

This year the Trade Show and Conference will be a two-day event. It is scheduled to take place on May 12th and 13th using the virtual world of Virbela. Founded in 2012 by organizational psychologists, Virbela creates virtual environments that replicate real world dynamics and social interactions. Please visit the Trade Show page on our website to learn more about this event.

As you can see, lots has been happening.  If you have any questions or information on your membership, or want to join SAMA, please let my staff and I know at or call us at (210) 979-7530.  Please be safe and healthy!

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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