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Capitol Update workers' comp header for Dorothy  April 18
GetREAL letter for Nicole's legweely article on 4/11/14  April 11
MFG Champions Summit Flyer  April 10
Eric Garcetti profile pic for 2014 summit page  April 7
Jerry Brown pic for 2014 summit page  April 7
Attachment for article "CMTA joins comments on OSHA proposed disclosure rule" in 4/3/2014 Capitol Update.  April 4
2014 summit postcard screen capture for Mpowered blog  April 4
2014 summit banner ad in leg weekly  April 4
Digital postcard of Champions of Manufacturing Summit  April 4
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Adam Carolla mug for summit page  April 4
 April 3
Specific agenda  March 26
 March 26
Updated CCAC calendar  March 26
Group Workers' Comp program membership application  March 21
 March 18
Summit 2014 Registration Banner  March 5
 Feb. 26
 Feb. 26
Nicole Rice banner -- "Education & Workforce Development Issues for Manufacturing"  Feb. 18
Dorothy Rothrock testifies at California’s Senate Budget hearing that cap-and-trade revenues should be returned to state’s energy-efficient manufacturers. (pic)  Feb. 14
2013 Manufacturing investment levels through 3rd quarter  Feb. 11
Corp Counsel Leg Update 2-3-14  Feb. 5
Corp Counsel 2014 Call Calendar  Feb. 5
Overview of the CMTA multiple employer grant  Feb. 5
Powerpoint overview of CMTA's Multiple Employer Contractg  Feb. 5
CA's percent of U.S. manufacturing investments since 1977 (to 2012)  Feb. 4
Population by state 2012  Feb. 4
Dorothy Rothrock banner -- "Tax Issues for Manufacturing"  Jan. 31
Jack Stewart Banner "Message from CMTA President"  Jan. 29
Gino DiCaro Banner "State of California Manufacturing"  Jan. 29
Gino DiCaro Banner "State of California Manufacturing"  Jan. 29
Manufacturing employment growth since 2010 -- CA vs U.S.  Jan. 28
AB 177 Letter to Assembly Utilities & Commerce (Oppose)  Jan. 28
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Nicole Rice banner -- "Labor & Employment Issues for Manufacturing"  Jan. 27
Dorothy Rothrock banner -- "Energy Issues for Manufacturing"  Jan. 27
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 Jan. 27
Two minute video on regulatory campaign.  Aug. 12
Fox News describes cap and trade. Valero's Scott Folwarkow on inability to absorb $7 billion in annual costs. CARB's Mary Nichols saying cap and trade will mean savings or moderate cost increases.  Dec. 10
CMTA President Jack Stewart discusses economic stimulus on Fox News Radio affiliate KPAY  Dec. 19
Listen (mp3 file, 10:10)
State Senators David Cogdill and Bob Dutton introduce Economic Recovery Package  April 29
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CMTA Chief lobbyist Dorothy Rothrock explains why a temporary delay in AB 32 implementation is good for the economy  April 29
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State Senator David Cogdill responds to questions at Economic Recovery package press conference  April 29
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State Senator George Runner on Economic Recovery package  April 29
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Assemblywoman Loni Hancock introduces AB 1414 to the Assm. Appropriations Committee  May. 9
» Listen to Audio (2:21)

CMTA President Jack Stewart explains why increased CTE funding and AB 1414 is crucial to state's growth and student opportunity  May. 9
» Listen to Audio (1:36)

State Building and Construction Trades Council Representative Cesar Diaz testifies on why increased CTE funding and AB 1414 is crucial for high paying jobs in the 21st Century  May. 9
» Listen to Audio (0:43)

Assemblymembers Mike Davis and Anna Caballero offer their support and co-authorship for increased CTE funding and AB 1414  May. 9
» Listen to Audio (1:29)

Get REAL representative, Fred Jones, testifies on increased CTE funding and AB 1414  May. 9
» Listen to Audio (0:47)

Assemblyman Mike Davis responds to the California Federation of Teachers regarding AB 1414 and the small increase in CTE funding  May. 9
» Listen to Audio (0:38)

NUMMI's Kelley McKenzie testifies on what a manufacturing equipment sales tax exemption means to the automaker's operations  May. 7
» Listen to Audio (3:20)

United Auto Workers international representative, Earlie Mays, testifies on why a sales tax exemption on the purchase of manufacturing equipment is important to the workforce.  May. 7
» Listen to Audio (6:29)

Intel's Ray Rossi quotes Gordon Moore on why a sales tax exemption on the purchase of manufacturing equipment is important to their facilities.  May. 7
» Listen to Audio (0:32)

Assemblyman Roger Niello introduces AB 1152, a bill to exempt the sales tax on the purchase of manufacturing equipment.  May. 7
» Listen to Audio (3:06)

CMTA's Matt Sutton testifies briefly on competitiveness issues associated with a sales tax on manufacturing equipment.  May. 7
» Listen to Audio (0:57)

Jack Stewart testifies on importance of two-CTE course graduation requirement in SB 672  April 25
» Watch video (3:17)

State Building and Construction Trades Council President, Bob Balgenorth, testifies on the importance of a two-CTE course graduation requirement  April 25
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State Sen. and Education Committee Chairman Jack Scott expresses concern over two-CTE course graduation requirement  April 25
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(2 of 2) State Sen. Tom Torlakson testifies on his two-CTE course graduation requirement bill, SB 672  April 25
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(1 of 2) State Sen. Tom Torlakson testifies on his two-CTE course graduation requirement bill, SB 672  April 25
» Watch video (3:28)

Jack Stewart testifies on importance of new money for career tech education in AB1414  April 25
» Listen to Audio (0:45)

Brochure highlighting Boeing as one of CMTA's "California Manufacturers Leading The Way"  Jan. 29
DOW CEO, Nadrew Liveris, speech on manufacturing to the Detroit Economic Club  Oct. 30
Jack Stewart interviews with NPR on AB 32 and Governor's Executive Order on trading credits with the northeast.  Oct. 17
» Listen to Audio (1:00)

Video tetimonials of Prosperity Project  Oct. 10
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Dorothy Rothrock on KCRA news explains the negative consequences of AB 32, the greenhouse gas emissions reduction mandate (Opposite Bernadette Del Chiaro from Environment California)  Aug. 31
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CMTA President Jack M. Stewart discusses on Marketwrap Radio the manufacturing sector's inability to obtain trained workers for the 21st century  Aug. 15
» Listen to Audio (8:06)

Tom Jacob long term picture presentation at July, 26, 2006 Energy Conference  July 26
Charts showing California's greenhouse gas emissions efficiencies  April 14
Results from CMTA workers' compensation survey  April 9
Jack Stewart's presentation to the Contra Costa Development Board on "Empowering Manufacturers to Lead the Way"  April 5
Jack Stewart's presentation to the Contra Costa Development Board on "Empowering Manufacturers to Lead the Way" (Powerpoint, 816 kb)
Jack Stewart explains why SB 1414 will affect California's economy negatively  March 27
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Jason Schmelzer testifies on need to wait for sufficient data to address Permanent Disability ratings in workers' compensation system  March 22
» Listen to Audio (4:12)

Dorothy Rothrock testifies on importance of career tech education in the Assembly Education Comm.  Feb. 1
» Listen to Audio (1:18)

Cal CASE's Jesus Arredondo interviews with KCLU on liquefied natural gas  Jan. 31
» Listen to Audio (22:20)

Sen. Don Perata keynote speech at 2006 Tax Conference  Jan. 17
» Listen to Audio (5 min.)

Rothrock testifies on value of manufacturing, cost barriers and policy priorities for 2006  Jan. 9
» Listen to Audio (6:49)

Video of Pfizer's environmental and energy successes that won them environmental award at IEA /CMTA conference  Dec. 13
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Video of Anheuser-Busch's environmental successes that won them environmental award at IEA /CMTA conference  Dec. 13
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Video of Air Products & Chemicals' environmental successes that won them environmental award at IEA /CMTA conference  Dec. 13
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Video of Bayer's environmental successes that won them environmental award at IEA /CMTA conference  Dec. 13
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Senate leader Don Perata's post election press conference on how to move forward with Gov. Schwarzenegger and infrastructure reforms  Nov. 9
» Listen to Audio (6:39)

CMTA greenhouse gas emissions principles and California ghg inventory  Oct. 24
CMTA greenhouse gas emissions principles and California ghg inventory (Powerpoint, 306kb)
Report on workforce shortage in U.S.  Sept. 2
Dr. Phil Romero's white paper on why California needs a sales tax exemption for manufacturers  Aug. 4
David Ashuckian on Energy Infrastructure at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Barbara Barkovich on Energy Infrastructure at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
V. John White on Renewables, Global Warming and Energy Efficiency at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Marwan Masri on Renewables, Global Warming and Energy Efficiency at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Richard Brent on Renewables, Global Warming and Energy Efficiency at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Matthew Freedman on Renewables, Global Warming and Energy Efficiency at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Vicki Sandler on Renewables, Global Warming and Energy Efficiency at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Akbar Jazayeri on Utility Rates for Industrial Customers at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Tom Bottorff on Utility Rates for Industrial Customers at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Keith McCrea on Natural Gas Prices and LNG Supplies at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Rand Havens on Natual Gas Prices and LNG Supplies at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Norm Pedersen on Natural Gas Prices and LNG Supplies at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
Carolyn Kehrein on Wholesale Market Operations at the 2005 CMTA Energy Conference  July 27
NPR story on Solar bill (SB 1) with Joe Lyons, Sen. Kevin Murray & Severin Borenstein  July 11
» Listen to Audio (2:20)

Chart of 113 proposed hidden taxes  June 1
Ltr to Gov. Schwarzenegger warning against hidden taxes in budget  June 1
Descriptions of 2005-06 hidden tax proposals  June 1
Matt Sutton testifies on implementing a five cent sales tax exemption on mnfg. equipment and eliminating state budegt impact for current budget year  May. 16
» Listen to Audio (0:38)

Alcoa's Gregg Hann testifies on how a sales tax exemption will help his company grow in California  May. 16
» Listen to Audio (1:16)

NUMMI's Kelley McKenzie explains how the lack of a mnfg. sales tax exemption is a disadvantage to other states  May. 16
» Listen to Audio (1:23)

High Natural Gas Prices Need Not Cook California's Economy: The case for liquefied natural gas  April 28
High Natural Gas Prices Need Not Cook Californias Economy: The Case for Liquefied Natural Gas  April 28
Willie Washington testifies on benefits of 12-hour flex-time bill, AB 904  April 20
» Listen to Audio (7:37)

Assm. Guy Houston explains the required worker 2/3rd vote in his AB 904, the 12-hour flex time bill  April 20
» Listen to Audio (0:45)

Joe Lyons testifies against SB 426, a bill extending the permitting process for LNG  April 19
» Listen to Audio (1:55)

Dorothy Rothrock explains how California's small suppliers benefit from large manufacturers in her testimony in the Assm. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy  April 5
» Listen to Audio (3:58)

Dorothy Rothrock testifying on need for more natural gas supply and benefits of Liquefied Natural Gas  March 23
» Listen to Audio (1:29)

BAEF report on one million "at risk" manufacturing jobs in California  March 1
Stewart testimony to Assm. Comm. on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy  Feb. 9
Assm. Juan Arambula on Legislature's role in growing the business climate -- Assm. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy  Feb. 9
» Listen to Audio (0:40)

CALED President Wayne Schell on California's business climate, perception and costs -- Assm. Committee on Jobs, Econ. Development, and the Economy  Feb. 9
» Listen to Audio (2:03)

CALED's Wayne Schell's testimony on businesses leaving state -- Assm. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy  Feb. 9
» Listen to Audio (1:27)

CALED's Wayne Schell on ideas being exported to other states -- Assm. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy  Feb. 9
» Listen to Audio (0:17)

Assm. Guy Houston on agreeing on the facts regarding biz leaving the state -- Assm. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy  Feb. 9
» Listen to Audio (1:21)

Ace Clearwater's Kellie Johnson on "extreme pricing pressures" and competitiveness -- Assm. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy  Feb. 9
» Listen to Audio (5:14)

Dow's Joe Krkoska on tripling of regulatory fees and other increased costs -- Assm. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy  Feb. 9
» Listen to Audio (4:36)

CMTA 's Jack Stewart on the 'tipping factor' and a company's decision making process -- Assm. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy  Feb. 9
» Listen to Audio (1:16)

Boeing's Rick Stephens on two diverted projects to other states -- Assm. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy  Feb. 9
» Listen to Audio (1:20)

Empowering Manufacturers to Lead the Way in California  Jan. 25
Manufacturers in California -- Dorothy Rothrock's presentation to the Independent Energy Producers conference  Sept. 28
Manufacturers in California -- Dorothy Rothrock's presentation to the Independent Energy Producers conference (Powerpoint, 606 kb)
CMTA environmental lobbyist Mike Rogge and Sierra Club rep on KQED\'s "The Forum" on 2004 environmental legislation. (part 1 of 2)  Sept. 9
» Listen to Audio (9:13)

CMTA environmental lobbyist Mike Rogge and Sierra Club rep on KQED\'s "The Forum" on 2004 environmental legislation. (part 2 of 2)  Sept. 9
» Listen to Audio (6:02)

Jack Stewart at POWER press conference on AB 2006 opposition and AB 57 implementation. (poor quailty with sound feedback)  Aug. 25
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Jack Stewart at the Canadian drug importation press conference in the Capitol  Aug. 18
» Listen to Audio (1:56)

Lightning Strikes Twice: California Faces the Real Risk of a Second Power Crisis  July 30
Making Rates in a Reformed Market  July 29
Making Rates in a Reformed Market (Powerpoint, 104 kb)
FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell introductory video at 2004 CMTA Energy Conference  July 29
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FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell on the challenges facing California energy users today  July 29
» Listen to Audio (1:42)

FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell ensuring reliability in competitive markets?  July 29
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FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell on retail energy markets  July 29
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FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell on competitive markets and more renewable energy  July 29
» Listen to Audio (1:52)

FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell on the current relationship between California & FERC  July 29
» Listen to Audio (2:32)

FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell on ensuring fair energy markets  July 29
» Listen to Audio (4:32)

Industrial Rates in a Reformed Electricity Market: Is Relief In Sight?  July 28
Industrial Rates in a Reformed Electricity Market: Is Relief In Sight? (Powerpoint, 103 kb)
Electricity and Natural Gas Supply, Reserves, and Resource Adequacy  July 28
Electricity and Natural Gas Supply, Reserves, and Resource Adequacy (Powerpoint, 2.5 mb)
DA/Noncore Power Procurement Deal Structures  July 28
DA/Noncore Power Procurement Deal Structures (Powerpoint, 739 kb)
DA/Noncore Power Procurement Deal Structures  July 28
DA/Noncore Power Procurement Deal Structures (Powerpoint, 901 kb)
DA/ Noncore Power Procurement Deal Structures  July 28
DA/ Noncore Power Procurement Deal Structures (Powerpoint, 63 kb)
Customer Choice, Community Aggregation and Utility Procurement Responsibility  July 28
Customer Choice, Community Aggregation and Utility Procurement Responsibility (Powerpoint, 880 kb)
Lighting Strikes Twice: California Faces the Real Risk of a Second Power Crisis  July 28
Lighting Strikes Twice: California Faces the Real Risk of a Second Power Crisis (Powerpoint, 407 kb)
Jack Stewart speaking at the 2004 Statewide Summit on the need to improve California's industrial sector  June 23
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Jack Stewart speaking at the 2004 Statewide Summit asking who's economy will benefit from manufacturing  June 23
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Pat Cleary speaking at the 2004 Statewide Summit about the goal of the National Association of Manufacturers.  June 23
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Pat Cleary speaking at the 2004 Statewide Summit about the national costs behind manufacturing  June 23
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Pat Cleary at the 2004 Statewide Summit speaking about elected officials who don't pay attention to U.S. manufacturing  June 23
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KTXL - Sacramento Fox40 - reporting on the 2004 Statewide Summit  June 23
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KOVR 13 - Sacramento - reporting on the 2004 Statewide Summit  June 23
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KTVU 2 - Oakland - reporting on the 2004 Statewide Summit  June 23
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KCRA 3 - Sacramento - reporting on the 2004 Statewide Summit  June 23
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Pat Cleary at the 2004 Statewide Summit speaking about the history and challenges of U.S. manufacturing  June 23
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Gov. George Deukmejian speaking at the California Manufcaturer Summit regarding the importance of manufacturing  June 23
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Larry Kosmont at the California Manufacturers Summit talking about gaining job fat and losing job muscle  June 23
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Larry Kosmont at the California Manufacturers Summit on losingn losing manufacturing jobs  June 23
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Larry Kosmont at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on low paying jobs  June 23
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Supervisor Kathleen Crookham at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on regional summits and manufacturing in Merced County  June 23
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Supervisor Kathleen Crookham at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on Merced County manufacturing problems & resolution  June 23
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Supervisor Kathleen Crookham at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking about putting pressure on the Legislature to make the state more competitive  June 23
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KFBK coverage of California Manufacturers Summit  June 23
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Jack Kyser at California Manufacturers Summit speaking on mindset of turninng the state around  June 23
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Gov. Pete Wilson @ California Manufacturers Summit speaking on changing the business climate and keeping the pace with population growth  June 23
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Gov. Pete Wilson at the California Manufactuers Summit speaking on work comp reform  June 23
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Gov. Pete Wilson at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on Intel's investment in the state  June 23
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KXJZ radio coverage of the California Manufacturers Summit  June 23
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Patricia Salas Pineda at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking about Toyota's 30 percent higher costs in the state  June 23
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Patricia Salas Pineda at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the loss of incentives to invest in the state  June 23
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Patricia Salas Pineda at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the "bounty hunting" bill  June 23
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Patricia Salas Pineda at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on leveling the playing field  June 23
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Howard Chambers at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on losing Boeing facilities in California  June 23
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Howard Chambers at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on California operating costs  June 23
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Boeing's Howard Chambers at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the need for comapny changes in the state  June 23
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Boeing's Howard Chambers at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on workers' compensation costs  June 23
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Boeing's Howard Chambers at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on Huntington Beach production that moved to Alabama  June 23
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Boeing's Howard Chambers at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the govt. partnering with business to reduce costs  June 23
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Chevron Texaco's Jack Coffey at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on permitting issuesin the state  June 23
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ChevronTexaco's Jack Coffey at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on politicians wanting more production but less consumption  June 23
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ChevronTexaco's Jack Coffey at the California MAnufacturers SUmmit speaking on the high cost of regulation  June 23
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Sheffield Platers' Dale Watkins at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on controlling costs  June 23
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Sheffield Platers' Dale Watkins at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on rising costs  June 23
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Sheffield Platers at the California Manufaturers Summit speaking on redundant regulatory agencies and laws  June 23
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Former Gov. Pete Wilson at the Californi aManufacturers Summit speaking on the need for an economic report for legislative recommendations  June 23
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Former Gov. Gray Davis at the California Manufcaturers Summit speaking on "Manufacturing Matters"  June 23
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Former Gov. Gray Davi at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on manufacturoing as an attractive career  June 23
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Former Gov. Gray Davis at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the MIC.  June 23
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NAM's Phyllis Eisen at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on national campaign to promote manufacturing  June 23
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Former Gov. Gray Davis at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the need to emphasize the importance of a manufacturing job  June 23
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NAM's Pat Cleary's presentation at the California MAnufacturers Summit  June 23
NAM's Pat Cleary's presentation at the California MAnufacturers Summit (Powerpoint, 156 kb)
Jack Kyser's powerpoint presentation at the California Manufacturers Summit  June 23
Jack Kyser's powerpoint presentation at the California Manufacturers Summit (Powerpoint, 140 kb)
Larry Kosmont's powerpoint presentation at the California Manufacturers SUmmit  June 23
Larry Kosmont's powerpoint presentation at the California Manufacturers SUmmit (Powerpoint, 1835 kb)
Intel's Rich at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the need for K-12 education reform  June 23
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Ace Clearwater's Kellie Johnson at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the lack of trained workers  June 23
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Ace Clearwater's Kellie Johnson at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the benefits of a manufacturing job  June 23
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Michael Milken at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the Biotech industry in California  June 23
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Baxter BioScience's Carlyn Solomon at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the biotech industry in the state  June 23
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Michael Milken at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on skilled vs. unskilled jobs  June 23
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Baxter BioScience's Carlyn Solomon at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on investment decisions  June 23
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Baxter BioScience's Carlyn Solomon at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on receiving zero recruitment calls from California  June 23
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Baxter BioScience's Carlyn Solomon at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on fighting the state's local and state regulations  June 23
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Mayor Jerry Brown at the Califonria Manufacturers Summit speaking on the importance of manufacturing  June 23
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KXTV 10 - Sacramento - reporting on the 2004 Statewide Summit  June 23
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Temple-Inland's Paul Calvert at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the lack of skilled workers  June 23
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Former Gov. Pete Wilson at the California Manufacturers Summit speaking on the need to fix it!  June 23
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Former Gov. Pete Wilson at the California Manufacturers Summit  June 23
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Temple-Inland's Paul Calvert at the California Manufacturers Summit  June 23
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Senator Roy Ashburn talks about SB 1168 on KMJ 580, Fresno.  June 2
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Caller responds to SB 1168 saying bio-monitoring is unecessary because we are all genetically made up differently.  June 2
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Manufacturing Matters - a study by the Milken Institute on the cost of manufacturing in California and the importance of manufacturing jobs  April 2
Bain Report's California Competitiveness Project  April 1
Jack M. Stewart talks about workers' compensation on KFI Radio, Los Angeles  March 30
Listen (mp3 file, 9:51)
Exporting manufacturing jobs exports middle-class growth  Feb. 27
Legislation is eliminating jobs and primarily affects Latinos -- speaking at the Los Angeles Manufacturing Summit.  Feb. 27
Speaking about job loss for Latinos at the Los Angeles Manufacturing Summit  Feb. 27
Crisis in California manufacturing  Feb. 27
Strong economy needed to revive manufacturing  Feb. 27
Getting students interested in manufacturing  Feb. 27
California losing small and large manufacturers  Feb. 27
Meaningful reform could save jobs leaving California for other states, says Bill Collopy speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
Workers' compensation costs rise while claims drop, says Bill Collopy speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
His wifes business comp rates rose 232%, says Don Knabe speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
Cost of manufacturing in California makes it difficult to justify expansion, says Irv Miller speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
Manufacturing is important as generator of tax revenue, says Jack Kyser speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
Economic Crisis: Overview of the importance of manufacturing to California and its hostile business climate.  Feb. 27
Economic Crisis: Overview of the importance of manufacturing to California and its hostile business climate. (Powerpoint, 2.8 mb)
Manufacturing in California: Executive summary of study to understand the role of manufacturing in California's economy  Feb. 27
Manufacturing in California: Executive summary of study to understand the role of manufacturing in California's economy (Powerpoint, 2.8 mb)
Los Angeles Summit - California employment trends  Feb. 27
Los Angeles Summit - California employment trends (Powerpoint, 140 kb)
Cost to register pesticides in Calif. has more than tripled since last year, says Harold Igdaloff at the Los Angeles Regional Summit  Feb. 27
Fee to monitor rainwater runoff in Calif. has increased five-fold in last few years, says Harold Igdaloff at the Los Angeles Regional Summit  Feb. 27
Business pessimism will continue, in part because we don't have good data on small manufacturers closing their doors, says Tom Martin at the Los Angeles Regional Summit  Feb. 27
Workers' comp rates prevent us from growing jobs and company now looks out of state, says Lee Mason at the Los Angeles Regional Summit  Feb. 27
Adverse legislation forced company to locate operation in Nevada, says Irv Miller speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
California lost jobs to nearly every U.S. state, says Larry Kosmont at the Los Angeles Regional Summit  Feb. 27
Manufacturing jobs lost pay better than any jobs that might replace them, says Larry Kosmont at the Los Angeles Regional Summit  Feb. 27
This legislature does not like to compromise and enacts too much legislation that is adverse to business, says Larry Kosmont at the Los Angeles Regional Summit  Feb. 27
California has lost 100,000 manufacturing jobs over last three years, says Jack Stewart speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
Six of the 10 U.S. centers of highest unemployment are in California, says Jack Stewart speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
Voters understand that the workers compensation system needs reforn, says Jack Stewart speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
California is only state in West that increased its overall tax burden between 1990-2000 reducing that tax bruden would increase jobs and generate tax revenue, says Jack Stewart speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
Public sector suffering high work comp rates, says Don Knabe speaking at the Los Angeles regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 27
Del Monte Foods' business challenges in California  Feb. 27
Del Monte Foods' business challenges in California (Powerpoint, 4.5 mb)
Jack M. Stewart talks about jobs leaving California on KNX Radio, Los Angeles  Feb. 24
Listen (mp3 file, 4:18)
Legislators can send message of interest in manufacturing, says Peter McGaw speaking at the Contra Costa regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 5
Small businesses generate most of job growth, says Linda Best speaking at the Contra Costa regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 5
Manufacturing is opportunity to grow high-wage jobs, says Linda Best speaking at the Contra Costa regional manufacturing summit  Feb. 5
Manufacturing is part of the community fabric, says Don Freitas at the Contra Costa County regional summit  Feb. 5
Manufacturing jobs are critical to Contra Costa County because they add to the diversity to the job base of the economy, says Steve Trousdale at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Regulatory standards need to be balanced with the need for jobs, says Steve Trousdale at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Contra Costa Summit - CC County job performance index  Feb. 5
Contra Costa Summit - CC County job performance index (Powerpoint, 1.3 mb)
Contra Costa Summit - Regulatory Pressures Affecting Manufacturing in CC County  Feb. 5
Contra Costa Summit - Regulatory Pressures Affecting Manufacturing in CC County (Powerpoint, 1 mb)
Contra Costa Summit - USS POSSCO's economic and job impacts from the rising cost of doing business in California  Feb. 5
Contra Costa Summit - USS POSSCO's economic and job impacts from the rising cost of doing business in California (Powerpoint, 6.5 mb)
Intels investment went elsewhere due to costs in California, says Mario DiGiovanni at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
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Xxxxxxxxxx, says Mario DiGiovanni at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Xxxxxxxxxx, says Mario DiGiovanni at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Work comp benefits are not getting to injured employees, says Paul Calvert at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
, says Vera knowles at the Contra Costa reginoal summit  Feb. 5
State needs flexibility of 40 hour work week, says Paul Calvert at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Company's California plants are some of safest in nation but work comp costs are way too high, says Paul Calvert at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
State work comp premiums have risen too fast, says Lisa Wilson at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Manufacturing jobs offer an excellent opportunity, says Lisa Wilson at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Customer base is leaving state, says Chris Conklin at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
State is competitively disadvantaged in several areas, says Chris Conklin at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
State and local governments need to level the playing field, says Chris Conklin at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Petroleum industry outstanding provider of jobs, says Dennis Bolt at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Its important to keep petrolem infrastructure in California, says Dennis Bolt at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Cost of production in California nearly exceeds cost of transporting product long distances, says Lisa Wilson at the Contra Costa regional summit  Feb. 5
Manufacturing in California  Feb. 1
Manufacturing in America: A Comprehensive Strategy to Address the Challenges to U.S. Manufacturers  Jan. 1
How Structural Costs Imposed on U.S. Manufacturers Harm Workers and Threaten Competitiveness  Dec. 1
25% of business owners surveyed in Orange County would move out of state, says Bob Sternfels speaking at the Orange County regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 13
Texas outpaces California in total exports, says Jack Stewart speaking at the Orange County regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 13
California manufacturers need more incentives , says Larry Kosmont speaking at the Orange County regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 13
Association lost 13 members in past year, says Norma Fox speaking at the Orange County regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 13
Company plans move to Nevada, says Tim Flathers speaking at the Orange County regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 13
Business climate is not good in city of Ontario, says Tim Flathers speaking at the Orange County regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 13
California no longer considered one of the top states to do business, says Jack Stewart speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
California has differentiated itself in all the wrong ways, says Jim Cunneen speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
Santa Clara region has one of highest unemployment rates in the nation, says Paul Krutko speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
Silicon Valley-area governments should change with the times, says Paul Krutko speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
Silicon Clara County has lost 17% of its manufacturing jobs since 1993, says Paul Krutko speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
The question should not be whether to invest, but where to invest, says Ray Rossi speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
Manufacturer investment credit crucial to Intel's investments in California, says Ray Rossi speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
Lockheed Martin reduced costs by moving facility to Mississipi, says John Sweat speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
California most expensive location in the world to manufacture a silicon wafer, says Ray Rossi speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
California companies can't pass costs down to consumers, says Patricia Salas-Pineda speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
States, counties and cities outside of California offer a wide range of incentives to lure business expansion, says Patricia Salas-Pineda speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
State's business climate impacts investment decisions and puts long-term plans into question, says Patricia Salas-Pineda speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
Energy costs are three to four times that of out-of-state facilities, says Patricia Salas-Pineda speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
State legislature and business community need to say "enough," says Patricia Salas-Pineda speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
Four recommendations are at core of strategy, says Therese Ivancovich speaking at the Santa Clara regional manufacturing summit  Nov. 5
R & D will always be done in Calif., but the future of manufacturing is in doubt, says Michael Ramsay, Sr. at the Alameda County Manufacturing Summit  Sept. 19
This is not about competition in the Bay Area and California. We compete nationally and globally, says Deryl Sturdevant at the Alameda County Manufacturing Summit  Sept. 19
To expand in California NUMMI needs to show that they will still be able to compete globally, says Deryl Sturdevant at the Alameda County Manufacturing Summit  Sept. 19
Top three NUMMI concerns are energy, environmental regulations and workers' compensation, says Deryl Sturdevant at the Alameda County Manufacturing Summit  Sept. 19
Economic Impact of a Sales Tax Reduction on Manufacturing Equipment (2002)  June 2
Gov.'s Op-ed  June 00
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