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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Officials call prospective new manufacturer a ‘big deal’ for San Marcos

If it meets its obligations, an industrial startup would create more jobs than any single other San Marcos company in at least five years, maybe twice that long.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

San Marcos looks to land energy sector manufacturer — and its promise of 350 jobs

Economic development officials are courting an oilfield pipe and rigging manufacturer to fill the empty, sprawling former Butler Manufacturing building near San Marcos’ northern gateway on Interstate 35.

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

PODS to concentrate Central Texas distribution in San Marcos

PODS Enterprises Inc., which has transformed the moving and storage industry in little more than a decade and half, will shutter four of its Central Texas facilities and consolidate distribution in San Marcos, company officials say.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Spanish food manufacturer picks Seguin for first U.S. facility

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Grupo Siro, an international processed food manufacturer with more than $925 million in annual revenue, has chosen Seguin as the site of a $58.5 million production facility expected to...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Train strikes big rig near New Braunfels cement plant

WITH INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC | A man escaped with non-life threatening injuries Friday afternoon after he unsuccessfully attempted to beat an oncoming freight train across the tracks at Krueger Canyon Road.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

ATV manufacturer’s Texas distributor picks Dripping Springs for corporate headquarters

UPDATED | The sole Texas dealer and distributor for an Arizona-based all-terrain vehicle manufacturer is moving its corporate headquarters to Dripping Springs, Greater San Marcos Partnership President Adriana Cruz announced today.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Federal grant to fund expansion of Central Texas Technology Center

The Central Texas Technology Center is in line to receive a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, New Braunfels officials say.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Partnership hopes shell buildings help draw employers

More then doubling its warehouse capacity in the heavy commercial area along Clovis Barker Drive, Houston-based Bearden Management Inc. says it will begin construction by March on two shell buildings totaling 162,000 square feet.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech on tech, manufacturing in Austin

Watch the President Obama’s speech at Applied Materials in Austin on manufacturing and technology.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Audio: Bill aims to bolster vocational training

Mario Lozoya, with Toyota Texas, whose plant is located in San Antonio, told the Senate Public Education Committee on Tuesday that the plant is "the high tech" manufacturing facility in South Texas. That's why he regularly visits...

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