Latest Champions of Manufacturing

CMTA has partnered with CompanyWeek (CW) California to share information on the state's premier small to mid size manufacturers. CW's featured companies are part of CMTA's Champions recognition program, intended to boost the image of California manufacturing and convince policymakers that manufacturing is the single best way to grow California’s economy and create high quality jobs.

These companies are committed to California and exemplify the high principles of economic growth, innovation, entrepreneurship, and commitment to their employees. Together the CMTA Champions program and CW's profiles displayed below demonstrate how California manufacturers make a positive impact on their industry sector, their employees and their communities.

Truck Covers USA

President Nils Forssman is leading the fiercely independent manufacturer to growth in a notably competitive market.


COO Bob Parsi has helped steer the longstanding aerospace manufacturer back to profitability after a few turbulent years.

Industry Report: The Global Impact of American Craft Beer

After decades of drawing inspiration from European traditions, America's craft brewers now find themselves influencers on a global scale.

CB Therapeutics

CEO Sher Butt has developed a method to manufacture cannabinoids that's 10 times more efficient than plants.

Russian River Brewing Company

Owner and brewer Vinnie Cilurzo welcomes guests to his award-winning brewery in California wine country.

Jetty Extracts

Chief Production Officer Nathan Ferguson oversees a cannabis manufacturer with a reputation for quality, innovation, and altruism.

Report: Overcoming Misconceptions of Automation

The leaders of California's robotics and automation manufacturers offer new ways to look at how technology can save jobs and lower costs.

Aluminex Inc.

Owner Marilyn Peters is leading the manufacturer of premium custom skylights, solariums, and greenhouses into new markets.

U.S. Paper Straw

Co-founder Morgan Kelle is looking to solve a big problem with nimble manufacturing and room to grow.

North Coast Brewing Company

Through strategic investments in equipment, Brewmaster Patrick Broderick maximizes the growing brewery's capacity.