Texas House Speaker Joe Straus today named State Rep. Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs Republican, to a newly created interim committee charged with making recommendations on how to encourage manufacturing in Texas.
“Manufacturing jobs are among the best our state has to offer, and this Committee will give the House important guidance on how to spur growth and encourage manufacturers to put more Texans to work,” Straus said in a statement announcing the appointments.
Isaac’s state house district includes San Marcos, home to major manufacturers like Hunter Industries (which employs 650 and makes crushed limestone building material); C-FAN (521, aircraft engine parts); Phillips Wide-Lite (321, commercial lighting fixtures); Thermon Manufacturing (275, heat condition compounds); Heldenfels Enterprises (175, concrete beams); Goodrich Aerostructures (163, aircraft engine parts).
Said Isaac, Manufacturing is a crucial part of our economy and is especially important to the people in my district. This industry provides hundreds of thousands of high paying jobs to Texans, and we must continue to support its growth for the future of our state. I’m honored by my appointment to this committee by Speaker Straus and look forward to working with the other members to spur additional economic growth in this area.”
The committee is supposed to report its recommendations to Straus by Jan. 7 in time for the start of the next legislative session.