Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is BCMA?
    • BCMA is a regional, voluntary alliance of manufacturers that supports stability and growth of manufacturing in the Big Country. The alliance is comprised of a diverse group of Manufacturing Executives across a multi-county area in West Central Texas. Members focus on growth opportunities and cross collaboration with business, education and economic partners.
  • Who can be a member of BCMA?
    • BCMA is open to any regional manufacturing employees within West Central Texas. Other key BCMA members include education partners and students within Region 14 Education Service Center. Workforce and economic development partners within the BCMA regional communities are invited to join.
  • How do I become a member of BCMA?
    • Joining is easy, follow this link Join BCMA or click join at the top of our page! We can’t wait for you to be part of our team.
  • What is the cost/commitment needed for BCMA?
    • Zip, Zero, Zilch, Nada! That’s right, there is no cost associated for becoming a member, and you can attend our meetings based on your availability. The more you attend, the more valuable your membership as a BCMA member becomes. Contact BCMA for membership details.
  • Why should I be a BCMA member?
    • Membership to BCMA serves as a networking collaboration opportunity for business, education, workforce, community, and economic development. These partners work together to support growth in regional manufacturing and to share best practices along with areas of opportunity to strengthen manufacturing.
  • Who should attend BCMA meetings from my organization?
    • BCMA covers several workplace topics such as retention and attraction, safety, LEAN manufacturing, certification/training needs and more.  Agendas for each meeting are shared with all BCMA members helping members best decide who from their organization should attend BCMA meetings.  BCMA hosts two subcommittees: Business to Education and Business to Business. BCMA members include individuals involved with Manufacturing Production, Operation, Plant Management, Human Resources, Education Administration, Educators, Economic Developers, Workforce Staff and Community Leaders.
  • Can more than one person from my organization attend BCMA meetings?
    • Yes! More than one person may attend BCMA meetings from your organization. Membership spots are not limited.
  • How often does BCMA meet?
    • BCMA sub-committees work to meet once a month, with one monthly meeting serving as a larger combined quarterly meeting at an onsite location hosted by a volunteering BCMA member.
  • How has COVID-19 impacted BCMA and what are we doing to keep our members safe during meetings and events.
    • Safety for you, our members, and everyone in our communities has stayed a top priority during this pandemic. We are currently following all CDC guidelines when meeting in person, hosting virtual online meetings when possible, and following strict sanitation practices before and after all in person meetings or events.