The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) delivers training and hands-on technical assistance to businesses in the state of Texas. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, serves as the state’s South Central field office and has been a part of the TMAC network since 1995. TMAC's mission is to increase the global competitiveness of the Texas economy by working with the extended manufacturing enterprise. On average, TMAC customers see a 10:1 return on their investment as measured by customer responses from a third-party survey.
TMAC South Central Coverage Area
Texas cities in the South Central TMAC Region include Austin, Georgetown, New Braunfels, Round Rock, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seguin, Temple, Uvalde, Victoria, and Waco.
TMAC is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has six regional offices that serve both metropolitan and rural areas.
- South Central • San Antonio, Texas • (210) 522-5717
- South Texas • Edinburg, Texas • (956) 665-7011
- East Central and Gulf Coast • College Station, Texas • (800) 541-7149
- Statewide • Austin, Texas • (800) 625-4876
- Metroplex • Fort Worth, Texas • (817) 272-5922
- West Texas • Lubbock, Texas • (806) 745-3973
- Paso del Norte • El Paso, Texas • (915) 747 8622
TMAC is a network affiliate of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The MEP affiliation enables TMAC to offer its customers a variety of enablers that include:
- Technology acceleration
- Supplier development
- Workforce development
- Continuous improvement
When customers leverage TMAC, they pay for the hours of direct assistance they receive. MEP funding reduces customer project expenses which allows TMAC to maintain an experienced staff and the outreach capabilities required to serve smaller manufacturer.