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CMTA celebrates CA MFG with exhibit in State Capitol

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on June 4, 2018

You might recall from CMTA's earlier celebration and magazine feature that 2018 is the Centennial Anniversary year for CMTA.  In 1918, five founding companies started the Association (then called the California Manufacturers Association) because they were aware of the huge and growing role they played in the regional economy. 100 years later the same things drive our association and the sector itself - innovation, job creation and competitiveness.

This week CMTA has set up a California manufacturing display in front of the Governor's office in the State Capitol to help us celebrate our Centennial year and to launch our efforts for this year's Oct. 5 Manufacturing Day.  The exhibit emphasizes every reason why our State leaders should work to attract more manufacturing. With only 4.5 percent of last year's U.S. manufacturing investment and a manufacturing sector that continues to lag the national renaissance in job growth, California must enact policies that make our state more competitive for retention and attraction of manufacturing growth.

Please stop by the exhibit on the first floor of the State Capitol this week to take a selfie and tweet your picture showing your support of California manufacturing. (Hashtags: #CAmfg, #CMTAcentennial, MFGday2018)



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Renewed energy for MFG Day 2017 - Participate on Oct. 6!

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on May 22, 2017

If you’ve visited lately, you may have noticed that the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has taken charge of Manufacturing Day, giving it a renewed energy and focus as the national celebration heads into its sixth year.

To familiarize potential Hosts with MFG DAY, NAM is hosting two upcoming webinars.

Tuesday, May 23, 12 – 12:45 pm EST -- Register Now

Thursday, May 25, 1 – 1:45 pm EST -- Register Now

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, these webinars are great opportunities to learn from past successes and to ask questions.

And if you can’t make it to any of these live webinars, don’t worry — we’ll record them and share the best session after they wrap.

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Help inspire a new generation of manufacturing on Oct. 3

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Sept. 18, 2014

Last year, more than 830 events (and more than 60 in California) were held in manufacturing facilities across the nation to highlight the sector’s tremendous benefits.

CMTA is pleased to once again join the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and support Manufacturing Day 2014 on Friday, October 3. We need the participation and support of manufacturers, students and teachers to help inspire a new generation of manufacturers and connect with communities by doing the following.

If you are a manufacturer:

  1. Host an event on October 3. Register your event at
  2. Tweet your best facility photo (even if you can't host an event) on October 3 with the double hashtag #CA #MFGday. We will announce our winner to statewide media again this year and your company will be considered to be recognized as one of CMTA’s next Champions of Manufacturing.

If you are a student or teacher of a hands-on or career technical education course:

  1. Tweet your best course photo on October 3 with the double hashtag #CActe #MFGday. We will announce course winner to statewide media.

Manufacturing Day provides manufacturers a unique opportunity to expand the knowledge about the great benefits of a career in manufacturing and demonstrate our industry’s value to the U.S. and California economy. Companies can also use this day to educate their communities on the services and goods they manufacture. Whether through a plant tour for community partners or an open meeting with your company’s leadership and elected officials, Manufacturing Day is a great way for you to increase public awareness of the manufacturing industry.

Be sure to check out NAM’s Manufacturing Day Host Toolkit to see all the best practices and sample ideas that will help you plan a great event this year.

For more information on hosting an event, please contact NAM's 
Jeanine Arnett
(202) 637-3121.


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#MFGday is October 3!

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on July 17, 2014

Every year on the first Friday in October, in cities across North America, manufacturers open their doors to the general public to celebrate Manufacturing Day (#MFGday).

This year, that day is October 3, 2014.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) drives the celebration and CMTA is a proud partner in those efforts. 

Last year, California manufacturers participated in the celebration by hosting and attending events, and participating in CMTA's California tweet photo contest. Our winner was Vista Metals from Fontana with its Mars Rover materials. You can see our 2013 release and list of participants here.

Let's make sure California does everything it can this year to show off our best-in-the-world products and employees. You should do two things:

1. Have your marketing departments tweet your best photo with #CA #MFGday as well as your company name and caption.  CMTA will announce our winner in a statewide press release after October 3rd.

2. Host or attend an event and tell a compelling story about your company, product, or an exceptional employee.  NAM provides an easy-to-use toolkit for all of this. You can find everything you need here for the national celebration of our great industry.


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