Growing CA industries pay $21k less than declining ones

Posted by Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications on Oct. 23, 2014

Last week the California Business Roundtable put out its monthly Employment Report. They showed the job sectors that have grown and declined since the recession started in 2007. They also showed the average wages for each of those collective sectors.

We decided to take it one step further and "weight" the salaries appropriately by jobs gained and lost to understand California's comeback.  We learned that since 2007, California's growing industries pay $21,000 less than its declining industries. Specifically the new jobs pay $52,929  and the lost ones pay an average $74,033. 

This means that California is rebounding but not nearly as strongly as it should, especially for our middle class working familes.  Manufacturing is one sector that can bring higher wage jobs to California.  Governor Jerry Brown and his Go-BIZ economic development team have worked hard to try to bring manufacturing back to California. The recent loss of Tesla's 6,500 employee gigafactory hurt but we appreciate the tremendous effort the Administration put forward to try to secure Tesla's investment here in California. Here's to re-doubling our efforts to bringing more large-scale, high-wage manufacturing to California.

 

New and lost jobs and wages chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Are you a manufacturing voter?

Posted by Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications on Oct. 17, 2014

On November 4 you have an opportunity to vote for candidates and issues likely to help grow our economy's most important sector. We invite you to watch and distribute this National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) video and vote manufacturing on election day! Below are also CMTA's ballot positions as well as a link to the NAM's Election Center.

Manufacturing Voter screenshot

 

 

CMTA has taken the following positions on initatives (here's why) and we invite you to look at NAM's election center for Congressional information. 

Proposition 1  Support  Water Bond: Funding for Water Supply, Treatment, and Storage Projects.
Proposition 2  Support  Rainy Day Fund: State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account.
Proposition 45  Oppose  Healthcare Insurance. Rate Change Approval.
Proposition 46  Oppose  Medical Malpractice Insurance. Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits
Proposition 47  No Position  Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties.
Proposition 48  No Position  Indian Gaming Compacts.

 

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Caterpillar's CEO is manufacturing's ultimate champion

Posted by Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications on Oct. 15, 2014

This month CMTA member Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman delivered an inspiring speech at the National Manufacturers Association’s (NAM) annual meeting as he retired as NAM’s Chairman of the Board.

Oberhelman helped transform NAM’s effort into a national manufacturing revolution, taking manufacturing issue advocacy and turning it into a broader and louder voice about clean, efficient, high paying, incredibly innovative factories. His and other's efforts have put NAM on a mission to convince lawmakers to be champions of growth and job creation in the country’s most important economic sector. Oberhelman has been a tremendous messenger that our economy and hard working families will thrive with more manufacturing.

Specifically in California, there is a growing acknowledgement of the value of manufacturing within the lawmaking and regulatory communities but we must channel the efforts of NAM and Oberhelman to help manufacturers compete and grow. California boasts about innovating, but as Oberhelman says, “products [only] become real when a manufacturer makes them.”

While the country is starting to grow and re-shore manufacturing, California is lagging the “revolution” by attracting only 1.5 percent of the country’s manufacturing investments in 2013. Just like NAM's efforts across the country, California must be "powerful, loud and clear." Below is a snippet from Oberhelman and you can download the entire speech here.

“The manufacturing revolution continues into the 21st Century because the same principle holds true for today’s inventions. Whether it’s 3D printers, hybrid vehicles or dual-fuel engines – these products only become real when a manufacture makes them.

“Now, there’s even better news. In the 21st Century, the revolution has expanded to how we manufacture. Highly skilled women and men operate the sophisticated controls and robotics that are now permanent fixtures on factory floors. We’re not just 100 years; we’re light-years beyond the early 20th Century, when parts moving along a conveyor belt was a marvel.

“We are constantly innovating and improving, making factories safer while at the same time using less energy, less water and creating less waste.

“We’re now in the midst of a sustainable manufacturing revolution, and we’re going to see even more innovative and amazing changes ahead. I can’t wait.

“For that and dozens of other reasons, I’m pretty sure you agree that the United States needs to remain a nation that builds and changes – now, as much as ever. And that manufacturers can help this great economy realize its full potential if we stick together and speak together.

“So, please be engaged and stay engaged!

“We need a unified, powerful voice to make sure government policies support manufacturing. The NAM is that voice: Powerful, loud, and clear. 

 




You can also see Oberhelman's video message (not his speech) by clicking the image below.

Oberhelman image
 

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CA now has most expensive workers' compensation premiums

Posted by Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications on Oct. 13, 2014

According to Oregon's 2014 Workers' Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary, California now has the most expensive premiums in the nation.  The state averages $3.48 per $100 in payroll -- a full $1.61 higher than the national average of $1.87. You can see how each state stacks up in CMTA's chart below. You can see the write-up by CMTA's Michael Shaw here.

Work Comp rates by state chart

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National Manufacturing Day grows - Bayer tweets best CA photo

Posted by Teresa Boyte, Communications Associate on Oct. 9, 2014

 

Manufacturers across the country opened their doors on Oct. 3 to the public for National Manufacturing Day.  More than 140 of California’s best-in-the-world manufacturers and educational establishments rolled out the welcome mat to show off their impressive processes, employees, manufacturing laboratories, and products. 

In addition CMTA asked participating manufacturers to tweet their coolest photo. Our winner is Bayer Corporation from Berkeley, who posted a photo of their biotech manufacturing facility (pictured to the right).

Other great photos came from California companies such as Scandic Springs, Vista Metals, Bishop-Wisecarver, Ghirardelli Chocolate and MetroED. You can see some of the photos at the double twitter hashtag #MFGday #CA and the links in the list below.

The whole country got involved with 1,601 events.

We thank the following California companies for hosting events and particularly for tweeting such great photos.

3D PRINTING SOLUTIONS BY PURPLE PLATYPUS

3D ROBOTICS INC.

5TH AXIS INC.

AAM CELEBRATES FACTORY MAN AUTHOR BETH MACY

ACCESS CLOSURE

ACE CLEARWATER

ACUTHERM LLC

ALCOA FASTENING SYSTEMS

ALCOA FOUNDATION

ALE INDUSTRIES

ALEPH GROUP INC.

ALOM (pic)

ALPHATEC SPINE, INC

ALTERG, INC.

AMADA AMERICA, INC.

AMERILLUMBRANDS

AMGEN, INC.

APPLIED POWDER COAT

ARROW SIGN COMPANY

ASTEELFLASH

BAY AREA CIRCUITS

BAY CITIES (pic)

BENAVENTE INC.

BESTRONICS -

BISHOP-WISECARVER (pic)

BLACKBIRD GUITARS AND UKULELES (pic)

BLENTECH

BLUESPROUT

BLUXOME STREET WINERY

BNS BREWING & DISTILLING CO.

BRITEHUB + CITY OF OAKLAND + OAKLAND MAKERS

CAL WELD

CAPTURE 3D

CAREER LADDERS (pic)

CATERPILLAR

CERRITOS COLLEGE - TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

CHAFFEY COLLEGE

CITY OF OAKLAND - OAKLAND MAKERS- BRITEHUB

CLOUDQMS

COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS

D&K ENGINEERING

DAWSON CUSTOM WORKROOM

DE ANZA COLLEGE

DEERING BANJO COMPANY

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AT UC BERKELEY

DEVOLL'S RUBBER PRODUCTS INC

DIGICOM

DIGITAL DIMENSIONS, INC.

DISCOVERY EDUCATION

DIVERSE MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN ALLIANCE

DODOCASE

DYNAMIC AUTOMATION

EMERALD PACKAGING, INC.

FATHOM

FEDERAL HEATH -- OCEANSIDE, CA

FITZEE FOODS

FULLERTON COLLEGE: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES TOUR

GAME1 SPORTS PROFESSIONAL WOOD BATS

GARY MANUFACTURING

GET ENGINEERING CORP

GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE COMPANY (pic)

HAAS AUTOMATION (pic)

HASTEST SOLUTIONS INC

HAWTHORNE HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY EVENT & OPEN HOUSE

HONEYCOMB PANELS, LLC

HUNTER INDUSTRIES

HUNTER TECHNOLOGY CORP

ILLUMINA

INLAND EMPIRE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

JABIL

JOT AUTOMATION INC.

K&N ENGINEERING INC.

KAZZ MOLDS INC.

KELLY SERVICES

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES

KINAMED, INC.

LANEY COLLEGE

LANNER ELECTRONICS USA INC.

LEGACY DIGITAL GRAPHICS

LIVERMORE MANUFACTURING DAY 2014

LIVERMORE MANUFACTURING DAY 2014- ADMEDES

LIVERMORE MANUFACTURING DAY 2014- ELECTRO IMAGING SYSTEMS

LIVERMORE MANUFACTURING DAY 2014- WESTEC PLASTICS CORPORATION

LOCK-RIDGE TOOL CO, INC.

MAGNAFLOW

MANUFACTURING AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGY MEET UP

MANUFACTURING CAREERS PANEL

MCCAIN INC.

METHODS MACHINE TOOLS, INC. (pic)

MILGARD MANUFACTURING, INC.

MODDLER

MONIKER GROUP

MR. ESPRESSO

NC STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF TEXTILES

NEWARK ELEMENT14

NOR-CAL METAL FABRICATORS

NORCO COLLEGE

NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION

ONE SOUTHERN INDIANA'S METRO MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE

OSI INDUSTRIES, LLC

OUTSOURCE MANUFACTURING - MADE IN SAN DIEGO

PLEXUS

PNC BANK

POCO DOLCE CONFECTIONS

PUMP SOLUTIONS GROUP GRAND TERRACE

QUALITY CONTROLLED MANUFACTURING, INC.

RAY MORGAN COMPANY

SADDLEBACK COLLEGE: MANUFACTURING PATHWAY DAY

SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY COLLEGE

SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE-MACHINE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

SAN DIEGO REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

SAN DIEGO TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR

SANDVIK COROMANT

SANTA ANA COLLEGE CAREERS IN MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING & WELDING

SCANDIC SPRINGS (pic)

SHAPER STUDIOS SURFBOARD WORKSHOP

SME SACRAMENTO VALLEY

SOLAR TURBINES

SONIC MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

SPRAY ENCLOSURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

STONE BREWING CO.

STRIKE BREWING CO.

TAYLOR GUITARS

TAYLORMADE GOLF COMPANY

TECHNICAL EMPLOYMENT TRAINING INC.

TECHSHOP

THE BUILDERS' EXCHANGE OF STOCKTON

THE DNA GROUP

THORO PACKAGING

TIJUANA EDC CONTRACT MANUFACTURING TOUR

TRANSFER FLOW, INC.

ULLMAN SAILS NEWPORT BEACH

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

URBAN WORKSHOP

VANDER-BEND MANUFACTURING

VIASAT

VITAL LINK

VOCADEMY - THE MAKERSPACE

WACO DISTRIBUTION CENTER

WHITE LABS

WINEMAKER STUDIOS

WORKFORCE INSTITUTE

 





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