Industry leaders form Texas automotive manufacturing association

Leaders in the automotive manufacturing industry in Texas have come together to create the Texas Automotive Manufacturing Association (TXAMA). The organization’s creation was announced at the Southern Automotive Conference this past week in Birmingham, Alabama.

The organization said in a news release that its purpose is to “advance the collective goals of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers in the state, and to promote the automotive manufacturing industry overall.”

TXAMA consists of representatives from the automotive manufacturing industry, Texas members of the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum, and legal and publishing firms dedicated to serving the Texas automotive industry, the release stated.

“The automotive manufacturing industry in Texas continues to grow and thrive,” said Amy Moffatt, senior manager of the Operations Management Development Division at Plano’s Toyota Motor North America, in the release.

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“This highly competitive industry is stronger under unified leadership and collaborative partnerships. Working together to address challenges and opportunities we face as an industry will foster growth and prosperity for Texas-based OEMs and suppliers,” she said.

Emily Lauder, the general manager for Human Resources Strategic Partnering for Toyota Motor North America, said TXAMA will provide members with a forum to discuss best-practices, network and engage in leadership opportunities.

“Through statewide partnerships, TXAMA will offer industry regulatory and legislative advocacy to promote and protect the interests of our members,” she said in the release. “The association will advance the Texas automotive manufacturing industry in every way possible.”