Encore Wire Awarded Texas Manufacturing Star

Employees gathered as Encore Wire was presented the Texas Manufacturing Star Award by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman, Tom Pauken, at a 10am ceremony on site in the 1st floor conference room Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

“We recognize outstanding employers like Encore Wire who work hard to maintain and increase manufacturing jobs in Texas,” said Mr. Pauken. “Texas leads the nation in terms of creating jobs, but unfortunately, manufacturing comes second.”

In attendance for the award ceremony was McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller, City Council and Collin County Commissioners. Mayor Loughmiller, who was elected in May 2009, is active in the community through volunteer work at church, McKinney ISD schools and city government.

“Encore Wire has been an instrumental member of the McKinney community for more than 20 years, and we are proud that they call McKinney home,” said McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller.

Encore Wire employs approximately 1,000 workers and will be adding approximately 100 more jobs once the aluminum plant expansion is completed.

The Texas Workforce Commission started the Texas Manufacturing Star award program in order to identify remarkable success stories within its community.

Encore Wire, and all of its employees who contribute to its success, were honored to be recognized for their hard work with such a high honor.