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Uzin Utz To Build Second North American Manufacturing Facility In Texas

Uzin Utz, a manufacturer of floor covering products, will invest $34M in a 125,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Waco, TX.

“The continued growth in the state of Texas, central location of Waco to current raw material suppliers and shared values of the city leadership with our business philosophy made for a natural fit,” stated Matthias Liebert, President of Uzin Utz North America Inc.

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View TAM's top 10 issues. From Texas energy rates to truck weight limits, we give a voice to manufacturers at the State house and at our nation’s Capital

We released our “TAM Top Ten” today, which details our policy priorities for the 87th Legislature in 2021. TAM President Tony Bennett said, “Pandemic economic recovery, competitiveness and job growth are at the core of our priorities for the 87th Legislature. From economic development and critical infrastructure to workforce readiness and equity in tax policy, we are calling on lawmakers to advance Texas' global competitiveness.” TAM’s Top Ten policy priorities include: 1. Preserve Authority to Offer Limited, Temporary Property Tax Discounts 2. Pandemic Liability Reform 3. Equality in Business Taxation 4. Business Personal Property Tax Reform 5. Transportation & Critical Infrastructure 6. Preserve ERCOT’s Competitive Wholesale Market 7. Ensure Transparency and Oversight of Monopoly Utility Rates 8. Career and Workforce Readiness 9. TCEQ Regulations and Funding 10. School and Workplace Health Learn more here:

What Austin-area chamber leaders want from '21 Texas Legislature - Austin Business Journal

The Texas economy has taken a hit during the pandemic. That makes incentives are even more important to help the state back on track, economic development officials argue.

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Round Rock Chamber — have come out in favor of legislation that preserves and strengthens economic development tools such as the Texas Enterprise Fund, the state's "deal-closing" fund that awards incentives grants to big corporations. And in an effort to prepare for these incoming companies, the Austin chamber is putting an emphasis this year on efforts to strengthen education opportunities

‘Optimism for brighter days ahead is quite widespread’ in Texas manufacturing sector

Texas factory output in December showed signs of bouncing back from the economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, with a key measure expanding...

“The Texas manufacturing recovery accelerated in December, with production and demand growth accelerating from November,” Emily Kerr, Dallas Fed senior business economist, said in a written statement. “Hiring picked up further, and wage growth seemed to normalize after a nine-month slump. Outlooks continued to improve, though uncertainty remained heightened.”

TAM's President and CEO Tony Bennett enjoyed his time moderating the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association - TTARA panel this afternoon. Good to hear from State Senator Royce West, Rep. Jim Murphy and Rep. Rafael Anchía on ways we can #KeepTexasFirst #ManufacturingMatters #txlege

Texas Tech works to improve cybersecurity across manufacturing

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) launched the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), a $111 million public-private partnership. Led by UTSA, the university will enter into a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead a consortiu...

Texas Tech works to improve cybersecurity across manufacturing.