Members from the South Texas Manufacturers Association, the Pharr EDC, South Texas College, and PSJA ISD with Commissioners Court. Manufacturing Month is observed in October. Support manufacturers and buy U.S. products.

Celebrate Manufacturing Month

For generations, manufacturing has played a critical role in Texas’s diverse economy. Texas is home to approximately 17,500 manufacturing firms, with 80 of those being in Hidalgo County, said Mike Willis, treasurer of the South Texas Manufacturers Association. National Manufacturing Month is in October. Today, Oct. 4, the first Friday in October, is actually National Manufacturing Day. “Celebrating Manufacturing Month gets more people involved in economic development, it increases awareness and promotes…

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