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Businesses in the Advanced Manufacturing sector and seeking a site with the following characteristics: a workforce with ready access to advanced manufacturing training and wages below the state average; reliable and cost effective power; and, housing costs below the state average then we invite you to take a closer look at Cameron. It may seem counter intuitive to locate in rural Texas; however, we believe Cameron can fulfill your needs in a new advanced manufacturing location, in a community with strong work ethics; unexpectedly, good transportation infrastructure with US Highway 77 (north and south) and US 190 (east /west) and access to BNSF for rail service needs.

Specialty Metals

The state of Texas is ranked 2nd in the nation in the area of Fabricated Metals (NAICS 332) with respect to number of employees, production workers and value added. Texas has a generous distribution of this industry across the state. In keeping with this high concentration of Fabricated Metal in Texas, Cameron is home to Butler Weldments (www.butler-weldments.com) a highly specialized steel fabricating and machining corporation strategically located in Cameron, Texas since 1977.


Plastic and rubber manufacturing (NAICS 326) is also a strong industry in Texas ranking 4th in the U.S. with respect to number of employees, production workers, value added, value of shipments and capital investment. The workforce region which includes Cameron has a very high concentration of plastics and rubber manufacturing. A division of Charlotte Pipe and Foundry (www.charlottepipe.com) calls Cameron home. Charlotte Pipe and Foundry is a rail served industry in the Cameron Industrial Park manufacturing PVC pipe.

Work Force Considerations

  • Favorable labor costs
  • Present and sustainable labor availability
  • Local training facilities:
    • Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is nearby and offers Advanced Manufacturing curriculum
    • Electric Power Capabilities
  • Reasonable electric power costs
  • High degree of dependability
  • Assured quality
    • State and Local Assistance
  • Generous incentives
    • Cameron EDC is poised to prepare competitive incentives based on project economic impact for the community.
  •  Friendly Business Climate