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An invitation to CMTA member companies

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Dec. 9, 2018

In 2018 CMTA partnered with CompanyWeek to profile Manufacturing Champions -- part of a growing archive of California profiles of manufacturing companies.

The stories of modern manufacturing and the rewarding and exciting career paths within the sector must be told, and they should be told through the lens of California's very best manufacturers and their workers.

We'd like to feature your company and your workers in 2019, so CMTA and CompanyWeek will pick up 100 percent of the costs for all CMTA members. Don’t miss this opportunity to showoff your operations, employees and products. CMTA members such as Jelly Belly and BWC have previously been profiled.

If you are interested, the steps are simple. We'll assign a writer to interview you, by phone, and send a photographer to your location.  If you are a CMTA member and would like to be profiled, please contact me at or 916-498-3347. 

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CMTA approved for $1 million training contract

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Dec. 7, 2018

The big news this past Friday was that CMTA was approved by the California Employment Training Panel for a $1 million contract to train manufacturing workers throughout the State.

Manfacturers looking to modernize their workforce with new technical and emerging skills in 2019 should look no further than CMTA to take advantage of new funds for their training needs.

Employee training can range from a single eight-hour class to 200 hours of customized training, and it can be done onsite or in a classroom. Here's a document on how it works. Contact Rob Sanger at 916-498-3334 or to get started.


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State launches web portal to assist businesses impacted by wildfires

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Dec. 6, 2018

As communities begin to recover from the devastating effects of the California wildfires, the Secretary of State announced a new web portal today with information and important resources for impacted businesses.

Maintaining or re-establishing a business can be a daunting task if business records, insurance and employment documents, personal identification and other business records are lost, damaged, or destroyed. Additionally, there may be consequences if legal and other notices are not delivered to the business. The Secretary of State’s office can help.

Their Business Programs Division staff is prepared to streamline recovery efforts when Californians are ready to re-establish business operations.

Click here to visit the Secretary of State's new web portal for wildfire assistance.

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20 modern manufacturers who’ll inspire you

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Dec. 3, 2018

Modern manufacturing is evolving and getting stronger by the day. While innovation is changing the types of jobs people do, it is not changing what is at the core of manufacturing in the United States: people from all walks of life who lend their talents to make things that matter. America (and California) needs more creators ... and more Americans need to see themselves in these rewarding roles. 

The Manufacturing Institute and PwC have come up with a great way to introduce us all to particular manufacturing workers who make the industry strong not only by their work ethic but also through their diverse backgrounds and paths in life. You can meet these 20 modern manufacturers at their page here: 

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POLL ALERT: CA Central Valley MFG laws and regs

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Nov. 30, 2018

CMTA's regional manufacturing partner, Biz Fed Central Valley, is conducting an important poll on the impacts of laws and regulations on business in the region.

Policymakers can only understand the impacts of new and proposed policies if they hear it straight from the manufacturers themselves. California's newest legislators make their first official appearance in the Capitol today as they get sworn in. Let's make sure we're doing our part to help them make California a more attractive place to retain and attract new manufacturing growth.

YOU CAN ANSWER CENTRAL VALLEY BIZ FED'S QUICK POLL HERE.  Please pass this along to others in the industry too. 

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