DCMA Benefits and Members

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To join the Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association, you must be a facility in Dallas County who produces a product. Benefits to joining DCMA are:

Workforce Development

The Association collaborates with Garland ISD, Dallas County Community College District and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas to provide access to wage survey information, student curriculum initiatives and regionally specific employment statistics. Programs that fall under this category are:

  • Garland ISD Student Career Expo
  • Access to Grant-Funded Training

DCMA Leadership Academy

Launched in 2013, the DCMA Leadership Academy is a training course created in partnership with Richland College, Garland Campus, with the goal of brining in plant employees in supervisory roles and developing their skills in goal setting, communication, change and conflict management, and more. Leadership Academy is offered in the Spring and Fall.

DCMA Symposiums

During Partners in Progress, manufacturing company employees at any level, from CEOs and Plant Managers to HR Directors, Safety Managers, Quality Assurance Specialists and any position in between are invited to a engage and interact in a program that encompasses relevant topical education along with real-world problem solving and the sharing of best practices. The Symposiums are offered every quarter.

Chamber Advocacy on Local, State and National Issues

Established in 2012, the Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee works on research and publicize pending legislation that may have a positive impact on the industry. Locally, the Chamber staff stays connected with City and State officials to foster industry-friendly relationships.

DCMA Membership also includes all benefits of Starter Chamber Membership, include:

  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Certificate of Origin Services
  • Use of Online Job Bank

For a list of our full DCMA membership list, click here.


The Dallas County Manufacturer’ Association has a total of 64 member. The Association is a member-driven group focused on the economic development and helping the local manufacturing industry grow. With the help of Chamber staff, we introduce the 2019 DCMA Steering Committee:

Scott Ratzman, Plastipak Packaging, Inc. – Chairman

Scott Baldwin, Anderson Corporation

Dan Barkis, Packaging Corporation of America

Dan Brown, HATCO

Chad Brumit, Nutribiotech USA, Inc.

Craig Conner, General Dynamics OTS

Anthony Franklin, MAPEI Corp.

Mark King, Micropac Industries, Inc.

Kristina Lawson, Daisy Brand, Inc.

Chris Merlick, Label Solutions Inc.

Steve Novakovich, Garrett Metal Detectors

Chris Tedford, Automatic Products Corp.

Tanya Tyler, Epiroc

Peter Zehr, Carroll Clean LLC

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