Labor

Companies find Sherman to be an excellent community for the manufacturing industry. Twelve percent of the workforce is employed in the Manufacturing sector. The top manufacturing sectors are semiconductors and support, food and beverage processing, metal fabrication and equipment, and plastics. There are several industry leading companies with operations in Sherman including Texas Instruments, Tyson Foods, Emerson Process Management-Fisher, GlobiTech, Eaton, Alpla, CertainTeed, Kaiser Aluminum, Starr Aircraft, Sunny Delight and Consolidated Container. The local workforce offers a variety of skills and is experienced in manufacturing processes. The prevailing wages are competitive. 

Workforce

Sherman-Denison is a one-county metropolitan statistical area (Grayson County). According to the 2016 data provided by Applied Geographic Solutions, Grayson County has an immediate workforce of 61,004. The three-county workforce includes 95,527. In the total Sherman/Dallas labor market, in which Sherman draws labor, the workforce includes 2,481,227. Sherman employers regularly attract workers from adjacent rural counties, fast growing Dallas suburbs to the south and southern Oklahoma to the north.

Learn more about Texoma’s collaborative effort to create a pipeline of middle-skilled manufacturing employees.

Industry

Major Industry Composition

  • Education & Health Services – 20%
  • Trade, Transportation & Utilities – 18%
  • Government – 14%
  • Manufacturing – 12%
  • Leisure & Hospitality – 11%
  • Professional & Business Services – 7%
  • Financial Activities – 7%
  • Mining, Logging & Construction – 6%
  • Other Services – 4%
  • Information – 1%

Wage Rates

Bureau of Labor Statistics – May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for Sherman-Denison, TX

 

Median Hourly Wages for Selected Positions

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015

 

Industrial Production Manager

$45.06

Industrial Engineers

$43.83

First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers

$26.45

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers & Weighers

$23.23

Tool Makers

$22.17

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic

$19.65

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic

$19.65

Machinists

$17.59

Maintenance Workers, Machinery

$17.39

Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers

$17.32

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

$16.44

Office & Administrative Support

$14.35

Assemblers and Fabricators

$13.39

Helpers – Production Workers

$10.86

Buildings & Ground Maintenance

$10.57

Employers

Food & Beverage

Semiconductors and Related Industries

Metal Products / Equipment Production

Plastic Products

Back Office Processing

Distribution / Logistics

Healthcare Services

Retail

Major Employers

Company

Industry

Employees

Tyson

Beef & Pork Products

1,745

Sherman Independent School District

Public Schools

1,091

Texas Instruments

Semiconductors

900

Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center

Hospital

792

Grayson County

Local Government

560

Wal-Mart / Sam’s

Retail

450

City of Sherman

Local Government

429

Emerson Process / Fisher Controls

Industrial Equipment

360

Eaton B-Line

Metal Fabricated Products

335

Alorica

Call Center

306

Austin College

College

289

Royal Case

Carrying Cases

280

GlobiTech

Silicon-epitaxy Services

213

Carrus Hospital

Hospital

205

Heritage Park Surgical Hospital

Hospital

200

Presco

Flexible PVC Film

190

Progress Rail Services

Rail Equipment

190

Kaiser Aluminum

Aluminum Extrusions

170

West

Call Center

140

Plyler Construction

Construction, Steel Fabrication

130

ActiTech

Personal Care Products

130

Consolidated Container

Plastic Bottles

100

Starr Aircraft

Aircraft Seat Cushions

100

Sunny Delight

Beverages

65

Largest Industrial Employers

Company

Industry

Employees

Tyson

Beef & Pork Products

1,745

Texas Instruments

Semiconductors

900

Emerson Process / Fisher Controls

Industrial Equipment

360

Eaton B-Line

Metal Fabricated Products

335

Royal Case

Carrying Cases

280

GlobiTech

Silicon-epitaxy Services

213

Presco

Flexible PVC Film

190

Progress Rail Services

Rail Equipment

190

Kaiser Aluminum

Aluminum Extrusions

170

ActiTech

Personal Care Products

130

Consolidated Container

Plastic Bottles

100

Starr Aircraft

Aircraft Seat Cushions

100

Sunny Delight

Beverages

65

CertainTeed

Insulation

42

Modular Power Solutions

Power skids for data centers

38

Education

Texoma Regional Consortium

The Texoma Regional Consortium is a partnership between SEDCO, Denison Development Alliance, Grayson College, and area Independent School Districts and manufacturers as an effort to develop a talent pipeline of middle-skills workers for advanced manufacturing and healthcare occupations. These efforts include the following:

  • The Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP) is a unique dual credit initiative within the Texoma area that allows students to complete college courses starting as early as the 10th grade. Students learn skills unique to Advanced Manufacturing and gain real-world, hands-on training through industry driven curriculum. Upon completion of the program, students can go directly into the workforce while continuing their education at Grayson College or at a four-year institution. 
  • The Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) Program provides high school seniors a $4,000 scholarship, covering books and tuition for one school year, allowing them to earn a Certificate in Industrial Maintenance Technology Level 1 from Grayson College. As part of the program, students intern alongside dedicated and experienced mentors at local industries.
  • Manufacturing Day is an annual event where local manufacturers provide tours to area middle and high school students. These tours include an inside look at the products and services they provide, while the students learn from the employees what job opportunities are available and the skills needed to pursue those careers. In conjunction with Manufacturing Day, tours are offered in the spring to parents of eighth and ninth graders.
  • The Business Education for Teachers Program provides a unique opportunity for teachers to receive hands-on experience during a one-week externship at an area business or industry. The participating teachers then use their experiences to enhance their curriculum and share the knowledge they gained with their students.
  • Learn more about these programs at Made In Texoma

 

Career & Technical Education Program

Learn more about the Career & Technical Education Program at Sherman Independent School District and the Building Bearcats initiative.

 

Grayson College

Grayson College is the two-year community college serving the Sherman area. It offers degree programs for further advancement, workforce readiness programs and community enrichment classes. Additionally, the Center for Workplace Learning at Grayson College will partner with companies to design customized training programs for new employees at a Sherman facility. Designated Grayson College staff stands ready to work with company personnel and equipment manufacturers to develop and implement curriculum for the specific skills needed in the new facility.

 

 

 

Austin College

Austin College is a private, residential, co-educational college dedicated to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences while also offering select pre-professional programs and a graduate teacher education program. Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1849, Austin College emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity and participation in community life. Austin College has approximately 1,400 students and is consistently ranked as one of the country’s best small colleges by US News and World Report.

 

 

 

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