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.

BYD Coach and Bus

The worldwide EV and battery leader is seeing exponential growth in electric bus orders from transit agencies nationwide.

Industry Report: Investing in a Young Workforce

While some manufacturers are frustrated with younger workers, others strive to recognize Millennials' needs to build a stronger, more resilient workforce.  

Pepito’s Paletas

Founder Nancy Rosales has upended tradition manufacturing frozen desserts.

Societe Brewing Company

With demand outpacing supply, CEO Douglas Constantiner plans to grow his brewery exponentially over the next decade.

D.a.D. Sewing House

Founder Rebecca Cahua brings a social conscience to her contract cut-and-sew manufacturer.

Galaxy Desserts

Co-founder Jean Yves Charon is savoring the sweet smell of success with his acclaimed baked goods.

Dr. Bronner’s

David Bronner is the social-justice CEO ("Cosmic Engagement Officer") of a family company that takes its activism as seriously as it does its natural soap products.


President and CEO Jim Quinn is guiding a machine shop that's built for a new millennium.

Orion Solar Racking

CEO Bob Sinai looks to a bright future for his solar power infrastructure manufacturer.

Delicate Illusions

What started out as a project in fashion design school has turned into a thriving business for founder Shereen Loth.