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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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Manufacturing Champion and comedian Adam Carolla headlines CMTA Summit

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on April 4, 2014

CMTA’s 2014 Manufacturing Champions Summit just got a huge boost. 

Talented funnyman and manufacturing champion himself, Adam Carolla, has agreed to host the big event. You may have heard Carolla on the radio, on his #1 downloaded podcasts, at the Punchline, or on Fox News providing California perspective. He's edgy and he tells great jokes, but more importantly he's a huge fan of manufacturing and understands its importance to California's success.

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Adam Carolla and the exciting CMTA Manufacturing Champions Summit will start at 10 a.m. on June 18 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The event will conclude at noon.

CMTA knows that California manufacturing is capable of once again leading the country in innovation and high-wage job growth.

Much like the massive aerospace investment in the 80’s and the technology manufacturing sector growth in the 90’s, California should be promoting manufacturing over the next decade to provide tremendous opportunities for our working families and our economy. 

To that end, we signed the talented Adam Carolla to host the event, celebrate our Champions and engage the Summit’s policymakers on how we can make this all happen again for California.

We are inviting Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Governor Jerry Brown as leaders of the two largest manufacturing regions in the country -- Los Angeles and California. We will also have our newest Manufacturing Champion companies on hand to explain what will help them grow their incredible operations in California.

You can either attend the event on June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sacramento Convention Center or you can watch the event live online at the same time. Space is limited. Either way you need to register online here.

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Summit: CTE commitment from future gubernatorial candidates and policymakers

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Jan. 18, 2008

Career Technical Education scored a major success this week at the Get REAL CTE Summit in Sacramento on Tuesday.  Attorney General Jerry Brown stunned the hands-on education community and others by indicating that the University of California system is a "behemoth" that drives the State's K-12 curriculum.  He politely said that CTE's biggest challenge will be the UC system, and it appeared, even though he is a proud UC graduate, that he would join the most committed CTE proponents in that fight.  Watch the second half of his remarks HERE.  (technical difficulties prohibited us from showing the first half where he explained his "lack of skill" and his very helpful Greek and Latin high school focus).  Lt. Gov. John Garamendi and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell addressed the Summit crowd as well.

Legislators, Gloria Romero (stay tuned for her video, she came in costume), Tom Torlakson, Mark Desaulnier, Loni Hancock and Martin Garrick also spoke resoundingly on behalf of the CTE struggle.  They joined more than 50 other Legislators in signing an ongoing Resolution of Support for California Career Technical Education.

Here's the press release with the many other highlights.  The Summit showed that the Love Lost  on CTE from the Schwarzenegger administration will not be lost on the growing statewide coalition that wants to prepare our students for careers and future success in California's economy.

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