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Top Manufacturing Trades in Demand: What's Attracting Your Texas Workforce?

December 10, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes job growth.

The Lone Star State has experienced annual employment growth for 27 consecutive months, according to the latest data from the Texas Workforce Commission. Meanwhile, the state's unemployment rate fell to a record low of 3.8 percent in August.

Despite a nationwide struggle to find strong labor supply for advanced manufacturing, Texas boasts an available workforce, a steady economy, and an outlook for continued growth. Texas...

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How Food Manufacturers Can Earn Consumer Trust on Food Safety

 

When a recall occurs due to a food safety issue, the consequences are widespread and lasting.

Eggs, ground beef, onions, peanuts, peppers, spinach, and most recently, romaine lettuce, have all been in the spotlight due to food safety concerns. And with each incident, the pressure on food manufacturers increases as consumer confidence declines.

Manufacturers will find themselves with greater problems if they do not address food safety issues quickly and efficiently. According to a recent...

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Best Markets for Food Manufacturers: Site-Selection Factors to Consider

The food manufacturing industry is expected to grow at 4.2% annually, reaching $31.5 billion in value by 2020, according to BCC Research. And as the industry grows, food manufacturers are faced with a variety of challenges.

Today’s consumers want products that address a wide range of health and dietary needs. Meanwhile, consumers are also placing an increased importance on waste reduction, labeling and sourcing transparency, food safety, and delivery.

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How Blockchain Can Benefit Food Manufacturers & Protect From Recalls

In 2016, Chipotle reported its first-ever quarter of declining sales, with revenue down 6.8% to just under $1 billion. During the period, same-store sales declined 14.6% and net income plummeted 44% to $67.9 million. This decline, of course, was a result of the company’s food safety crisis following the burrito chain’s devastating E. coli and Norovirus outbreaks.

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Leveraging Technology for Sustainability in Food Manufacturing

When the earliest forms of agriculture were sprouting up nearly 10,000 years ago, we had little knowledge that someday we might be faced with food sustainability challenges. Our current methods for producing nutritious foods are not able to keep up with the pace of our population growth. According to some estimates, there will be more than 9 billion humans on this planet within the next 50 years, and we need to double our food production by 2030.

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How Automation in Food Manufacturing Is Driving Safety and Efficiency

The preparation, processing, and packaging of our food has increasingly become an automated process with the rise of robotic and automation equipment. And this trend — which is expected to continue for the next several years — brings perks for both the manufacturer and consumer.

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5 of the Top Technical Training Programs Supporting DFW’s Automotive, Aviation & Manufacturing Companies

Texas is widely known as a top business destination for a variety of industries. And while cotton, cattle, and oil may historically come to mind, the versatile state has greatly diversified its economic base over the years.

Currently, Texas’ extensive business portfolio spans not only its flagship industries of petroleum refining and chemical products, but also advanced technology and manufacturing, automotive, aviation and aerospace, biotechnology, information technology, energy, and more.

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The Industrial Internet of Things and the Future of Manufacturing

Over the past couple of decades the internet has changed the way we work and live, revolutionizing and disrupting just about every industry from retail to healthcare. Productivity has increased as costs have decreased, all while providing better products and services to consumers. Yet for all it’s impact, one of the industries that has seen great changes and improvements from the rise of the internet has been one people tend not to expect — manufacturing.

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Midlothian Spurs Manufacturing Momentum South of DFW

When it comes to traditional and advanced manufacturing, intellectual horsepower is a significant driver behind long-term success. This is one reason why Texas continues to shine as a hotspot for companies across a diverse set of industries – in particular, all types of manufacturing. Long heralded as one of the nation’s most robust business environments, the Lone Star state offers sweet Southern appeal for Texas manufacturing businesses.

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Midlothian, Texas: Manufacturing Success

September 22, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

In the manufacturing world, it’s tough to beat Texas.

With its robust business climate, ever-mushrooming labor pool and enviable operating costs, the Lone Star State is a choice destination for a variety of expanding and relocating companies, but especially manufacturing firms.

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