2023 TCMA Austin - Chairman's Message
TCMA  |  July 2023
Your Texas TCMA Delegation journeyed to Washington DC to attend the 2023 AFS Governmental Affairs Fly-In held June 20-21, 2023.
  2023 TCMA Austin - Chairman's Comments
TCMA  |  March 2023
Summer In this month’s newsletter I would like to reflect on our Annual TCMA Meeting in Austin this past February 27th and 28th at the DoubleTree Suites - Downtown Austin, TX.
  Texas Lawmakers Prepare to Return to Austin
TCMA  |  December 2022
Summer The 88th Texas Legislature will convene on January 10th to begin 140 days of fast paced committee meetings and hearings. The TCMA will be meeting in the capitol on February 28th to...
  2022 TCMA In the News - Chairman's Comments
TCMA  |  September 2022
Summer is ending, kids are getting back to school, and football talk is in the air. As we are now getting close to ending 3rd quarter 2022, and we find that business is strong, most materials are...
  2022 TCMA Annual Meeting Recap
TCMA  |  June 2022
I would like to recap our Annual Meeting. As we are all coming out of Covid isolation and working at moving forward into the new normal heading to Kalahari in Round Rock for our Annual Meeting.
  Supreme Court to Rule on EPA’s Climate Authority
TCMA  |  December 2021
On October 29, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of the D.C. Circuit’s decision vacating the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule.
  TCMA Goes to Tyler for 2021 Annual Meeting
Clifford Smith  |  October 4, 2021
On September 13-14, TCMA members arrived in Tyler to participate in our annual meeting after not meeting in person for a year and a half.
  Dynamic Group of Speakers to Address TCMA in Tyler
Clifford Smith  |  May 1, 2021
The TCMA annual meeting in Tyler on September 13-14, 2021 will feature a host of noted speakers to inform and inspire our members!”
  TCMA Board Plans Annual Meeting In September
Clifford Smith  |  April 12, 2021
When your TCMA Board of Directors met on March 26th to conduct its semiannual business session. One of the main topics was “When are we going to get together again?”
  The Coming Year
Jared Patterson  |  December 20, 2020
What does your crystal ball say about 2021? Mine says it’s going to be another challenging year. Though the Coronavirus vaccine appears to be on the horizon, it may take at least a couple...
  AFS Virtual Advocacy Summit Invaluable Information  
Clifford Smith  |  June, 5 2020
We urge AFS members to call or email their lawmakers about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses. Ask them to act on the following issues in the next stimulus or recovery...
  EBAA Iron Inc.: A Family Business  
Miles Bradley  |  November 25, 2019
March 1, 1964 Earl Bradley (an original founder of TCMA) and his wife, Billye, founded EBAA Iron Inc. in Dallas, Texas. The company started as a one man operation that manufactured set screw...
  Texas Legislative Update  
Jared Patterson  |  July 12, 2019
Texas continues to be blessed with a political environment very different from what we regularly witness in Washington. Unique in the nation, the Texas House is governed by historic norms...
  A Fresh Perspective on Austin
Clifford Smith  |  March 6, 2019
On January 21 – 22, TCMA members took the I-35 challenge to convene in Austin, and the Interstate didn’t fail to live up to its reputation! With the legislature in session...
  Eric Meyers Receives Keating Founders’ Freedom Award
Clifford Smith  |  October 7, 2018
The American Foundry Society honored two leaders in metalcasting for their contributions to the foundry industry in the field of government affairs...