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Sacramento Innovation Awards names finalists - MFG is surging in the region!

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Oct. 16, 2017

Sixteen finalists have been selected for the second annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal.

CMTA is proud to partner with the award series for a second year in a row and we are honored to sit on the particular Advanced Manufacturing selection committee. The program recognizes recent business innovations in six categories, honoring the people and organizations that advance new products, services and processes from the regional economy. Winners will be revealed during an awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West.

The 2017 Finalists include:

Advanced Manufacturing

  • CNC Machining Processes & Educational Platform by Titans of CNC
  • Laser Solution for Medical Device Manufacturing by Aduro Laser

Food & Agribusiness

Hardware & Electronics

Medical & Health Technologies & Services

Software

  • Denali Intelligence and Automation for Salesforce.com and Microsoft by DialSource, Inc.
  • Digital Transaction Management for Real Estate by SkySlope
  • Government Fraud Detection as a Service (FDaaS) by Pondera Solutions

Sustainability

The program’s selection committee reviewed more than 75 nominations submitted online through the Sacramento Business Journal between June 1 and July 31, 2017. Committee members were drawn from the area’s civic, business, academic and technology sectors, and include representatives from MedStart, CleanStart, UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst, Greater Sacramento Economic Council, The City of Sacramento Mayor’s Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Teichert, Intel, Pride Industries, CMTA, Valley Vision, SMUD, Raley’s and Sutter Health, among others.

Last year’s category winners were also invited to serve as judges this year, bringing Sierra Energy, Evolve BioSystems, Free Form Factory and Riskalyze to the mix. Moss Adams tabulated ballots using a new online voting system developed through Qualtrics.

The program also will recognize University of California, Davis as the 2017 “Innovation of the Year” honoree, spotlighting the university’s role as champion of regional innovation and entrepreneurship. Chancellor Gary S. May will accept the award on behalf of the university and provide keynote remarks.





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#MFGday17 trends on Twitter and CA shows off its MFG chops

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Oct. 10, 2017

More than 190 California manufacturers and career technical institutions opened their doors on Friday, October 6th to celebrate the National Association of Manufacturers’ sixth annual Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). The day was such a success that the  #MFGday17 hashtag trended all day long on Twitter's top ten. The celebration is designed to show that 21st century manufacturing is a high-skilled, sleek and technology-driven industry that offers high-wage jobs that fuel the economy.

“California manufacturers offer tremendous opportunities for growth in middle class careers for Californians who may not have a four-year college degree,” said Dorothy Rothrock, president of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association. “We also hope that people take note of all the workers, entrepreneurs and small manufacturers in the supply chain that stimulate growth and create an economic ripple effect throughout all sectors of local economies.”

Manufacturers are major employers, property owners and taxpayers, bolstering all aspects of the communities in which they are located – economic growth, charitable giving, quality of life, educational development and overall public health.

This year 11 CMTA members opened their doors as part of the many California events and CMTA staff dispatched across the state to participate:

  • Ace Clearwater
  • Alom
  • Betts
  • Bishop Wisecarver
  • Caltronics
  • InTech  (A California Steel sponsored institution)
  • International Paper
  • Northrop Grumman (multiple locations)
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Transfer Flow
  • USS-POSCO
  • You can see all the California events HERE.

 

CMTA also celebrated its two newest Champion companies this MFG Day. They are both breaking down barriers to teaching new skills and investing in California’s future by training workers in the highly skilled and vital world of precision CNC machining:

  • Western Saw in Oxnard 
  • TITANS of CNC in Rocklin 

Link to articles on both Champion companies HERE.

Manufacturers face many roadblocks, but most say the lack of a skilled workforce is their largest hurdle.

A recent report from the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte shows that over the next decade, nearly three and a half million manufacturing jobs likely need to be filled and the skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled. More than 10,000 new machinists alone will be needed in California, according to a recent report by California’s Labor Market Information Department. That report indicates that there will be tens of thousands of new job openings among hundreds of specific manufacturing occupations over the next seven years. A talent shortage threatens manufacturers’ ability to innovate, create jobs and compete in the global marketplace.

For that reason MFG Day is growing every year.

If you filmed an event and would like CMTA to include a portion of it in our 2017 MFG Day video montage, please send to Teresa Kent at tkent@cmta.net.





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Manufacturing presents opportunities in the next 6 years

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Sept. 25, 2017

Too often high quality manufacturing jobs go unfilled in California because of a variety of issues including lack of training and/or a lack of knowledge about the job's merits.  Manufacturing jobs can provide early success, good wages, technical skills, and a pathway to the middle class.  We asked the Labor Market Information department to provide their 2024 projections for the top manufacturing non-executive job openings and their wages. For the occupations with more than 2,000 openings here's a look at the top 5 wages and opportunities:

  • $56,315 -- First line supervisors of production and operation workers -- 4,770 openings 
  • $40,667 -- Machinists -- 10,660 openings
  • $39,493 -- Welders, cutters, solderers -- 4,010 openings
  • $38,002 -- Computer controlled machine tool operators -- 4,330 openings
  • $37,788 -- Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers -- 7,620 openings

That's more than 31,000 good job opportunities in the next 6 years with an average $42.3k salary.  And that's just the manufacturing occupations with more than 2,000 openings.  There are hundreds of other occupations with higher wages. It's important for our young workers to understand the opportunity that's available to them and even more critical for our policymakers to understand how important it is to grow manufacturing opportunity here in California. 

 





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Nine CMTA members headline 187 CA MFG Day events

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Sept. 25, 2017

There are 187 registered California events for this year's Manufactuirng Day on Oct. 6  (updated from 94 last week).  CMTA is proud to announce that nine CMTA members will be opening their doors and headlining this year's big day. Those members include:

  • Ace Clearwater 
  • Alom 
  • Betts 
  • Bishop Wisecarver 
  • InTech (A California Steelsupported  institution of course) 
  • International Paper 
  • Dow Chemical 
  • Transfer Flow 
  • USS-POSCO

MAKE SURE YOU OPEN YOUR FACILITIES FOR "MFGDay" ON OCTOBER 6, 2017 so California can reach 200 events this year. YOU CAN REGISTER AN EVENT HERE.

 

Check out the more than 30 MFG videos you can use to engage your audience, co-workers, and colleagues as we near the target date.

Here are a few particularly spectacular videos:

If you’re curious about your options for hosting an event or how you can make MFG DAY work for your company, Go HERE.

 





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Update: MFG Day up to 94 CA events now!

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 28, 2017

There are now 94 California events registered so far for MFGDay 2017.  (updated from 77 last week)

MAKE SURE YOU OPEN YOUR FACILITIES FOR "MFGDay" ON OCTOBER 6, 2017 so California can eclipse last year's 180 total. REGISTER AN EVENT HERE.

 

Check out the more than 30 MFG videos you can use to engage your audience, co-workers, and colleagues as we near the target date.

Here are a few particularly spectacular videos:

If you’re curious about what your options are for hosting an event, how to get people to your event, or how you can make MFG DAY work for your company, Go HERE.

 

 




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