DCMA Programs

The Dallas County Manufacturers' Association works to provide area manufacturers with opportunities to engage in strategic and relevant conversations with their peers in order to learn and share best practices, thus improving operations for local industry as a whole. For additional information concerning the DCMA programs, please contact Ric Guerrero at (469) 326-7412.

DCMA Symposiums

Join us for the virtual DCMA Symposiums presented by the DCMA and Garland Chamber of Commerce. 

      • Reshaping Today for a Resilient Tomorrow 

        GHD, one of the largest engineering firms in the world will provide a model for the way companies around the globe are using to restart their business. They will also discuss the use of technology in the process. DCMA members will discuss their best practices for the way they are restarting their companies.

        Speakers: Dyron Hamlin & Bob Armacost

        Program Sponsor: Veritex Community Bank                           Content Sponsor: GHD 

        Date: May 28, 2020
        Check-in: 11:30 a.m.
        Program: 12 - 1 p.m.


      • Manufacturing in Garland: Adapting to the Rate of Change

        Join us for a discussion of best practices with Garland manufacturers. The following topics will be addresses during the event:

        - Employee Recruiting
        - Safety
        - Training
        - Automation
        - Rapid Implementation
        - Virtual Sales Process
        - Supply Chain
        - New Trade Restrictions
        - & More!

        Moderator: Mark King, Micropac Industries

        Sponsor: Comerica Bank

        Date: Aug. 27, 2020
        Networking: 11:30 a.m.
        Program: 12 - 1 p.m.

Leadership Academy

UPDATES: Program days will be postponed for a later date.
Launched in 2013, the DCMA Leadership Academy is a training course created in partnership with Richland College, Garland Campus. The goal of this innovative program is to develop advanced leadership skills for area manufacturing employees in supervisory roles. Conducted twice each year in a three-module course with targeted curriculum, participants learn to apply skills in goal setting, communication, change and conflict management and more. Any DCMA-member company is eligible enroll one or more participants. 

Manufacturing Day

In honor of National Manufacturing Day, annually on the first Friday of October, the Garland Chamber of Commerce and Dallas County Manufacturers' Association host an Appreciation Breakfast recognizing the significance of manufacturing in the global economy and expressing our gratitude for the positive impact of the industry in Garland, Texas. Both organizations look forward to the opportunity to welcome local manufacturers and celebrate their contributions and achievements.