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Advanced Manufacturing

Denton offers unparalleled advantages to manufacturing companies that locate here. Denton's convenient access to Alliance Global Logistics Hub and DFW International Airport and its strategic location on Interstate 35, the nation’s primary north-south interstate highway, are just a couple of the reasons 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 partnerships between the educational and industrial sectors 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; and Computer Engineering; and BS and MS programs 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 campus 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 - 3,074 employees
  • Safron Electric Power -- Headquarters and Manufacturing facility - 700 employees
  • Flowers Baking Company - 480 employees
  • ESAB Victor Technologies - 450 employees
  • Jostens, Inc. - 450 employees
  • Mayday Manufacturing Company-Hi-Tech Metal Finishing - 370 employees
  • Elite Manufacturing - 300 employees
  • Southwire Company, LLC - 280 employees
  • Acme Brick Company - 212 employees
  • Morrison Milling Company - 125 employees
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