California’s manufacturing industry has traditionally been vibrant, with the state having the largest manufacturing output in the U.S. It is host to giant firms such as Apple, McKesson, Chevron, Alphabet, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Cisco Systems, but it is also home to tens of thousands of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies.Read More
Bolstered by manufacturing wins in 2017, many California manufacturers are welcoming the new year as a chance to further improve their fortune while fostering growth that benefits both American manufacturers and consumers. But before we look forward, it’s important to reflect upon some of 2017’s significant manufacturing developments.Read More
Manufacturing continues to be the dominant driver of the California economy. It's no surprise that many manufacturers are scrambling to achieve quality management system (QMS) certifications at both the national and international levels. ISO certification is a coveted accomplishment, but the certification process can be a daunting journey without the guidance of an experienced ISO consultant.Read More
The evolution from manual methods to advanced techniques (i.e. the creation of goods and services) has become a complex process, giving rise to a host of HR challenges in manufacturing.Read More
When people think of California we may be influenced by pop culture and advertisements that portray California as an entertainment hub. This is mainly due to the highly publicized entertainment industry.
We often forget that the manufacturing industry has a sizable impact on California’s culture and prosperity. California has more manufacturers than any other state and contributes significantly to the State's GDP.Read More
Topics: Made in California
On January 20, 2015, the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) held its sixth annual Latino Business Awards luncheon and ceremony at the LA Hotel Downtown. The Latino Business Awards recognize businesses that are setting an example for excellence throughout Los Angeles County. This year two CMTC clients were nominated: San Fernando Valley Pallet Company and Scale 1:1.Read More
Ahhh… the sweet pine scent of your Christmas tree, twinkling lights, decorations, carols, and all the other festivities of the holiday season are upon us. Among all the preparations to create a wonderful holiday experience with loved ones is…. shopping for all those presents! That activity, in itself, can prove to be stressful and time-consuming for some of us. What do you buy for your best friend who already seems to have everything? How do you find something that your significant other will actually like? How about the parents and in-laws? Sometimes you have to think outside the box on great gifts, which isn’t always easy.Read More
Topics: Made in California
Written by: Ellen McKewen, Marketing Manager
Written By: Ellen McKewen, Program Manager for the Made in CA Program of CMTC.