About Us

The UTPA Rapid Response Manufacturing Center integrates technologies, management, and systems that significantly improve the speed to market of new and refreshed products, speed in response to customer needs, and demand for customized products at mass produced prices and quick delivery time.

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The University of Texas-Pan American
Rapid Response Manufacturing Center
1201 W. University Drive (Mailing Address)
501 N. Sugar Road (Physical Address)
Edinburg, TX 78539
phone: (956) 665-8956
fax: (956) 665-8957


Research, development, and demonstration

Develop and apply emerging technologies to improve the competitiveness of manufacturing companies.


Assist entrepreneurs in the formation of new enterprises


Provide specialized education focused on rapid response theories and practices; support workforce development through seminars tailored to an industry's specific needs.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Provide a strong innovation and entrepreneurship component which offers opportunities for hands-on experiences in rapid response and real-case industrial projects