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Benefits of Keeping Your Manufacturing Business in California

Posted by Steven Brand

Manufacturing plays a key role within California, which is one of the most powerful economies in the world, leading a variety of industries, including technology, international trade, healthcare, agriculture, and energy. In fact, the World Bank ranks California as the sixth-largest economy in the world, with only the entirety of the United States and China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom topping it. So, clearly, there are many benefits to keeping your manufacturing business within the Golden State. Of course, there can also be challenges, so we’ll also take a look at how one manufacturer was able to overcome them in order to thrive in California.

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Topics: Made in California, California Manufacturing

MFG DAY 2018: A Win for California and the Country

Posted by Steven Brand

The seventh annual Manufacturing Day was a resounding success in California! MFG DAY continues to draw more and more participants each year, and 2018 was no exception, with nearly 2,800 events held across the country. In the Golden State, which boasts the nation’s largest manufacturing sector, it was all hands on deck in celebration of MFG DAY; over 250 sites registered as event hosts and an additional 330+ manufacturers and support organizations, including schools, stakeholders, and other organizations, participated in or sponsored events throughout the month of October.

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Topics: Made in California, networking, MFG DAY, Future of Manufacturing, recruiting

Why California Manufacturers Need to Adopt a Continuous Improvement Process to Survive

Posted by Steven Brand

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.

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Topics: Continuous Improvement, Made in California, Manufacturing Tips, Maufacturing, Manufacturing Solutiions

Setting the Stage for a Robust 2018 for California Manufacturers 

Posted by Steven Brand

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.

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Topics: Made in California, Manufacturing Solutiions

How to Hire the Right ISO Consultant

Posted by Steven Brand

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.

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Topics: ISO 9001, Made in California, Quality Managment System, Manufacturing Tips

How to Overcome Common HR Challenges in Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand

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.

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Topics: Made in California, Human Resources, HR Challenges, apprenticeship programs

10 Surprising Products Made in California

Posted by Ellen McKewen

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. 

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Topics: Made in California

Congratulations to our Latino Business Award Finalists!

Posted by Ellen McKewen

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

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Topics: Manufacturing, Made in CA, Made in California

The Best Holiday Gifts Are Made in California!

Posted by Ellen McKewen

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.

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Topics: Made in California

SoCal Manufacturers Catch the Spirit of Made in California

Posted by Carrie Pittman

Southern California manufacturers experienced another great Made in CA Open House at Twisted Manzanita Spirits & Ales on April 29, 2014 in Santee, CA.  A total of 48 attendees representing 31 different manufacturers and organizations attended the event. 

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Topics: Made in CA, Made in California