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Advanced Manufacturing

Denton offers unparalleled advantages to manufacturing companies that locate here. Just minutes from the Alliance Global Logistics Hub and DFW International Airport, and situated on the nation’s primary I-35 north-south interstate highway, manufacturers select Denton to capitalize on the efficiencies our optimal access to national and global suppliers and customers provides.   

Denton’s continuum of relevantly-skilled manufacturing workforce talent is fueled by education-industry partnerships that define, develop, and deliver the employees manufacturers need to innovate and grow. From industry-recognized certifications that students can complete while still in high school to advanced university degrees, Denton provides manufacturers with the right workforce to be globally competitive.

  • Denton’s University of North Texas (UNT) College of Engineering offers:
    • BS, MS, and PhD programs in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Computer Engineering, and a BS and MS in Engineering Technology
  • Within a 40 mile radius of Denton:
    • Four additional universities offer BS, MS, and PhD degrees emphasizing mechanical, industrial, software and aerospace applications
    • DeVry campu location offers AS and BS degrees in Industrial Engineering and Technology
  • UNT’s 290-acre Discovery Park  research park is home to one of the most advanced university facilities in the nation for research involving materials:
    • Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys (CANFSA)
    • Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART)
    • PACCAR Institute ( Peterbilt Motors-UNT technology innovation consortium)
  • North Central Texas College partners with Denton manufacturers to provide flexible, customized workforce training skills grants, certifications and associate degree programs that advance manufacturing operations and production capacity.
  • Denton’s high school graduates are work-ready!  Denton ISD’s Advanced Technology Complex utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and instruction to offer a growing number of progressive industry certification series:
    • Engineering
    • Electronics
    • Aircraft technology
    • Welding
    • Computerized machining

Denton’s largest manufacturing operations represent diverse industries and are a testament to the excellent logistical advantage, quality workforce, competitive tax climate, and quality of life that can be realized by locating in Denton.

  • Peterbilt Motors Company -- Headquarters and Manufacturing facility - 2,314 employees
  • Safron Electric Power -- Headquarters and Manufacturing facility - 750 employees
  • Flowers Baking Company - 480 employees
  • ESAB Victor Technologies - 450 employees
  • Jostens, Inc. - 450 employees
  • Morrison Milling Company - 200 employees
  • Acme Brick Company - 185 employees
  • Southwire Company, LLC - 175 employees
  • Odyssey Aerospace Components - 140 employees
  • Mayday Manufacturing Company-Hi-Tech Metal Finishing - 140 employees
  • Elite Manufacturing - 130 employess
  • Peerless Manufacturing Company - 78 employees
  • Classic Corrugated, Inc. - 60 employees
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