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NAM's State of MFG tour coming to California!

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Feb. 13, 2018

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recently kicked off its 2018 State of Manufacturing Tour and comes to California this week, visiting numerous modern manufacturing facilities and schools along the way.

"The national manufacturing renaissance is occurring across the country and the nature of work is changing the way manufacturers operate, said CMTA president Dorothy Rothrock. “We are so excited to show off six of California’s many cutting edge modern manufacturers during the Tour."

During the Tour’s California stop on February 20 and 21, NAM president Jay Timmons and CMTA staff will join San Francisco and Silicon Valley manufacturers, SFMade, employees, students, media, community leaders and elected officials to discuss the rewarding opportunities in manufacturing across the country and the urgent need to build the modern manufacturing workforce.

The Tour will stop at a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art manufacturers including Ritual Roasters, Social Imprints, JUST (formerly Hampton Creek), Circa of America, NextFlex, and PACCAR.  You can either attend the events or you can watch the events on Facebook Live. Details here.

"Innovation is transforming the way manufacturers operate, and there is an urgent need for talented and skilled men and women on our shop floors and in our facilities working as coders, technicians, craftspeople, designers, marketers and so much mor, said NAM’s Jay Timmons. "Our focus on this tour is telling the story of modern manufacturing and the incredible opportunities we have for well-paying, rewarding careers.”

 

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CA should manufacture the products that come from its great ideas

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Feb. 2, 2018

Since 2010 California's innovation economy far outpaced the rest of the country. California is a beacon for big bold ideas and research and development. In most regions the early stages of an idea's patent cerification and R&D often translate later to manufacturing jobs in the same area - meaning a tremendous opportunity for the local middle class. For California, the latter part of the equation appears to be falling flat since 2010. You'll see in the chart below that the state's patent growth is near double the United States' pace, while our manufacturing job growth is less than half the pace of the rest of the country. 

Too often California's ideas are being invested in other parts of the country when it's time to build manufacturing facilities to produce commercial scale of a product.  With so much innovation and bold and intelligent risk takers in our state, California needs to find ways to make it easier for our innovators to manufacturer in our own backyard. 

 

 





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7th Annual Inland Empire Manufacturers Summit

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Jan. 22, 2018

A spectacular Summit for manufacturers in the Inland Empire area is coming February 15th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ontario Convention Center.

The Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire's (MCIE) topics include the next generation of machinists, attracting students to manufacturing, California's regulatory and legislative landscape, additive manufacturing, exports and more.

MCIE is also handing out their much coveted E=mc2 awards, presented to local manufacturers who demonstrate the most innovation in:

  • improving resource or energy efficiency
  • employment and workforce issues
  • effective marketing

The trophy represents manufacturing at its best — with an elegant design, created with skilled craftsmanship. Recent winners include Celestica of Ontario, CA and Phenix Technology of Riverside, CA.

If you are a manufacturer in the area don't miss this opportunity. Speakers include CMTA's recent Champion Titan Gilroy of Titans of CNC, Carolyn Lee of the National Association of Manufacturers, Josh Davies, the author of "Less Talk, More Walk", and CMTA President Dorothy Rothrock.

More than 600 business leaders and representatives from throughout the region attend this event every year.  This is an annual CMTA favorite and we hope to see you there.

Register HERE.

Flyer HERE.





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Sac Innovate reveals awardees tomorrow!

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Nov. 6, 2017

The second annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal is set for tomorrow, November 7, 2017. The winners will be revealed during an awards luncheon at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West, starting at 11:30 am.

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. 

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





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CA MFG job growth 4% vs. U.S. 9.2%

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Nov. 6, 2017

 





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