Midland labor-locked manufacturer moves to MansfieldMidland labor-locked manufacturer moves to Mansfieldhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=25682014-11-05T17:47:00Z2014-11-05T06:10:00Z

MIDLAND to MANSFIELD - New Tech Systems has relocated its manufacturing operations from 1100 South FM 1788 to Mansfield.

Many of the company’s 60-plus employees made the move, along with its management team. New Tech’s Midland location will remain open as a service center to serve Permian Basin customers, staffed by six to eight employees. The center will provide parts, service and training.

With so many new oilfield service companies coming to the area, there is a lot of competition for workers.

“Since we’re a manufacturing company, the amount of product we can ship depends on how big our labor force is. Since we couldn’t grow our labor force, we couldn’t increase shipments,” said Pat Hanlon, president.

New Tech employs 62, but Hanlon said he needs to raise that to 80 to begin growing the company.

While the company’s new manufacturing facility in Mansfield is not yet complete, the move has already had a positive impact. The new facility will be 60 percent larger.

“We’re finding, due to a larger population which is not oilfield-based, there’s a larger supply of highly skilled workers, both blue collar and white collar,” said Hanlon.

Midland Reporter-Telegram
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