How to Hire the Right ISO Consultant

Posted by Steven Brand on Aug 13, 2017 11:15:00 AM

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 on Aug 4, 2017 10:45:00 AM

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 on Sep 29, 2015 11:59:00 AM

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 Jan 29, 2015 2:42:00 PM

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 on Dec 19, 2014 3:24:05 PM

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 on May 16, 2014 10:09:00 AM

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

The Cure for Holiday Shopping Stress – Gifts Made in CA!

Posted by Carrie Pittman on Dec 2, 2013 6:01:00 AM

Written by: Ellen McKewen, Marketing Manager

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Topics: Manufacturing, Made in CA, Made in California

Enjoy California Made Products These Last Dog Days of Summer

Posted by Carrie Pittman on Aug 1, 2013 8:54:00 AM

Written By:  Ellen McKewen, Program Manager for the Made in CA Program of CMTC.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Made in CA, Made in California

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