M2 Global Technology Ltd. has been recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) with the Texas Manufacturing Star Award, which was presented to the company by TWC Chairman Tom Pauken last month. The award recognizes the positive impact M2 Global has had on manufacturing in Texas and in the San Antonio community. Since its inception, the company has increased its workforce by 58 percent.

In addition to creating jobs in Texas, M2 Global has been instrumental in hiring veterans. Founder and CEO Douglas Carlberg, a retired U.S. Army chief warrant officer, initiated a preferred hiring program for veterans when he started the company. Today, over 25 percent of M2 Global’s workforce is comprised of veterans. Carlberg noted, “Veterans bring a unique set of skills to the job. They are disciplined, hardworking, and know the importance of completing a mission.” “We recognize outstanding employers like M2 Global who work hard to maintain and increase manufacturing jobs in Texas,” said Pauken “The company’s expansion efforts and partnership with the San Antonio Manufacturing Association and local economic development entities has a positive impact on the state’s manufacturing workforce.”

Throughout the year, Pauken will present the Texas Manufacturing Star Award to outstanding private-sector employers that contribute to growing the manufacturing base in Texas. Businesses are chosen for the award based on their economic impact on local communities, partnerships with economic development organizations and training providers, and workforce training and development efforts.

“Texas is faring well in manufacturing employment, with more than 847,000 Texans working in manufacturing jobs, including nearly 25,000 jobs added within the past year,” Pauken said. “With exports valued at nearly $160 billion each year, Texas leads the nation in manufacturing exports. For Texas to remain the number-one state in America in which to do business, building and maintaining a strong manufacturing sector must be a top priority.”