Texas Manufacturing Assitance Center



Who We Are


TMAC is a local resource to address the challenges of today's hyper-competitive business environment. We specialize in onsite project implementation and training that generate healthy ROI.

Our Approach Makes Us Different

TMAC doesn't leave a to-do list for you to negotiate alone. We work with you to achieve dramatic results.  Our objective is to develop your in-house expertise so that improvements are sustainable.

Texas Coverage

TMAC manufacturing professionals are based in 7 regions and 14 different offices across Texas, serving rural and border regions of the state as well as the metropolitan areas (See Our Partners section).

Nationwide Network

TMAC is an affiliate of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The MEP is the largest group of manufacturing consultants in the country dedicated to strengthen the economy by implementing proven programs.

Program Funding

TMAC is funded primarily through a combination of fees and Federal support from NIST. Customers pay for the hours of direct service they receive. NIST funding covers one-third of program expenses, which allows TMAC to maintain an experienced staff and the outreach capabilities required to serve smaller manufacturers. The current Federal funding level is $5.7 million a year, with renewals contingent upon acceptable performance. TMAC has been reviewed annually by NIST, commended for its accomplishments, and recommended for continued funding. This ongoing national commitment is critical to developing a more competitive manufacturing sector in Texas.

Proof is in the Numbers

In 13 years, TMAC has worked with more than 3,800 companies.  In independent surveys, those customers have reported cumulative impacts totaling:

• $1.63 billion in new or retained sales;

• $466 million in cost savings and cost avoidance on materials, labor, inventory and equipment;

• $368 million in new investments in equipment, technology and the workforce; and

• More than 12,824 Texas jobs created or retained.


1201 W. University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
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