Tag Archives: manufacturing

Local Company is Construction Heavyweight

J.J. Vela supervises the IBST plant operation.

Although the Rio Grande Valley is not as much of a manufacturing region as some other places in the state and the country, a local company continues to be a leader in the construction industry. It’s Innovative Block of South Texas. The La Feria business opened its doors in 2006 and is a major supplier of construction and solid blocks, as well as patio and walkway pavers. In addition, the company also…

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Training Partnership Forms Skilled Workforce

Weslaco EDC, STC partnership

A partnership between the Weslaco Economic Development Corp. and South Texas College is leading to better trained workforces for warehousing, distribution and manufacturing companies in both the Mid-Valley and surrounding areas. A $100,000 STC grant is one component of the EDC’s partnership with the college and its Institution for Advanced Manufacturing. The training provided by the grant is initially focusing on occupational health and safety. The first round of training…

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STC and Hidalgo ISD Receive TWC Grants

STC, Hidalgo ISD and TWC representatives come together for a check presentation benefiting students in manufacturing and healthcare.

South Texas College, Hidalgo Independent School District and Texas Workforce Commission united for a check presentation benefiting student workforce training for careers in manufacturing and healthcare March 28. The grant provides both equipment and instruction for students in manufacturing and pharmacy technology career fields. More than $166,000 came from TWC in the form of the High Demand Job Training Grant and the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant. In partnership with TWC and…

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RSTEC Opens European Office in Berlin

RSTEC’s new European office on Kurfuerstendamm, in the heart of Berlin, Germany’s commercial district

The Rio South Texas Economic Council now has an office in Berlin, Germany. The new location is part of an effort by RSTEC to attract European manufacturing companies to the Rio Grande Valley. With this location in the geographic, economic and political heart of Europe, the office will provide RSTEC members an opportunity to leverage a local European resource for their business recruitment efforts. It will also provide companies interested in…

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Training grant to benefit local small businesses

Weslaco EDC Check Presentation

Custom training for local small businesses is the focus of a Weslaco EDC grant. The $100,000 grant will fund South Texas College in providing training in retail, manufacturing and logistics through Sept. 30, 2019. A ceremonial check presentation took place Nov 1 for the partnership to increase both high skill and high wage jobs in the Mid-Valley region. “Workforce training is one of the biggest negotiators in today’s economic projects,”…

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Manufacturing Innovations Hub Coming to Brownsville

Leading the MIH project are Immanuel Edinbarough, associate dean for External Affairs and Innovation; Alexander Domijan, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science; and Constantine Tarawneh, director of the University of Transportation Center for Railway Safety and associate dean for Research. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)

Hub product of UTRGV and GBIC A $20 million Manufacturing Innovations Hub is on its way to Brownsville, helping transform ideas into actual products. A product of a memorandum of understanding between the UTRGV College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, the center will serve both on-site members and students. It will be located at Highway 511 and Highway 48 near the Port of Brownsville,…

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