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"The old image was that it was shoveling coal in a furnace and dreary, but now it's not," said Rey Chavez, president of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association.
Mark Q. Niederauer, Ph.D., is the 2014 chairman of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association and chief technology officer/SVP Operations at E02 Concepts Inc.
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Hundreds of local manufacturing jobs are vacant due to retiring baby-boomers, the low unemployment rate and a “skill gap” among local workers, according to a study by the San Antonio Manufacturers Association.
Hernandez points to the success of Toyota, which through its sheer number of employees, has trained many workers. Toyota, which has a long history in the city, began manufacturing in San Antonio in 2003, and continues to grow. This past September the company was looking hire another 200 workers to its 6,000 strong workforce at its San Antonio manufacturing which builds the full-size Tundra and midsize Tacoma pickup trucks.