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.

Hardcraft Industries

GM Daniel Evert is making a nationwide push with a better relay rack for the utility industry while offering contract metal fabrication to a wide range of customers.


COO Ali Rashid forecasts a bright future for the manufacturer of extraction systems and THC and CBD oils.

Data Dive: CBD Rising

As the cannabis market matures and goes mainstream, CBD is projected to increase from about a quarter to nearly half of all sales -- or $20 billion -- in five years.

Lens & Frame Co.

Owner Darren Rosenberg is disrupting the eyewear market with an innovative way to manufacture and sell prescription glasses and sunglasses directly to consumers.

All Good Products

Owner Caroline Duell created a natural healing salve to sell in local farmers markets. It's taken her on an unexpected journey.


Co-founders Greg Perkins and Evgenia Valieva are using 3D printing to revolutionize the luxury candle market.

Jerusalem Sandals

President Kfir Matalon is bringing people together through stylish, artisan-made sandals that break political and fashion barriers. 

Industry Report: A New Era for CBD Manufacturers

With FDA oversight on the horizon, CBD suppliers and brands can learn a few lessons from the experiences of the natural foods and supplements industries 25 years ago.

Magnolia Brewing Company

Dick Cantwell's reputation precedes him. Now with majority New Belgium ownership at Magnolia, he is turning on San Franciscans to the eclectic ales that put him on the map.

Industry Report: Cannabis Beers Chug to Market

An emerging beer category incorporates cannabinoids as well as malt and hops, but not necessarily alcohol. Is it smoke and beers or the cannabis market's next big thing?