California’s Manufacturing Network

A network of commitment dedicated to California’s manufacturing success.

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About California’s Manufacturing Network

California’s Manufacturing Network (CMN), formed and led by CMTC, provides services exclusively to Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers (SMMs) throughout California. The Network is a collaboration of more than 25 manufacturing focused partners that deliver a broad range of technical assistance services to SMMs in both urban and rural areas. The Network’s mission is to generate a positive financial impact for manufacturers and the California economy.

CMN Provides the Following Services:

  • On-site workforce training and/or center-based workforce training
  • Technical assistance and coaching to improve manufacturing productivity and competitiveness
  • Growth services to drive new products, markets, and customers
  • Assistance with industry-specific challenges

The CMN network has expanded the number of SMMs served to more than 1,100 companies annually, generating significant financial impacts for our clients and contributions to the public good for the State of California.

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Agencies and Programs to Assist Manufacturers

As a non-profit organization, CMTC’s mission is to serve as a trusted advisor to manufacturers providing solutions which will grow both their businesses and the California economy. To help fulfill this role we have compiled a list of state and federal agencies with programs and services to assist manufacturers.

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News from the Network

VOLT Institute Wins Award in the Partnerships for Industry & Education Contest

The Valley Occupational Learning and Technology (VOLT) Institute was named one of the top 3 programs in the Partnerships for Industry and Education award contest in 2019, which is sponsored by the California Economic Summit.


The VOLT Institute is a partnership of the Stanislaus County Office of Education, Modesto Junior College, and Opportunity Stanislaus. “Through our partnership, we now have regional programs that offer specific, technical training currently in high demand,” said Scott Kuykendall, Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools. “By delivering skilled training, VOLT is simultaneously meeting the needs of job seekers and industry. We are excited to be recognized at the California Economic Summit and also to share the work we are doing with other regions throughout the state.”

With the demand for highly skilled workers increasing, VOLT offers several programs to fill a range of positions, such as industrial maintenance mechanic training, a Supervisor Development Academy, and a Career Accelerator Program, which focuses on communication and ethical standards for employment. The most recent addition to the curriculum is a programmable logic controller training, which is an essential component in the manufacturing industry, and a Senior Leadership Series and Supervisory Development Academy. “We are honored to receive this award,” said David White, Chief Executive Officer Opportunity Stanislaus. “VOLT Institute has been a great collaboration by partners who are devoted to improving vocational education in our region. The greatest result of our program is the positive impact it's having on families, making it possible for more people to have a great job and better quality of life.”

2018 Year In Review

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During the first year of CMTC's five year award to be California's Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center, we have made great progress in building a statewide network to serve Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers (SMMs).

The Los Angeles County Economic Development corporation's Institute for Applied Economics used independent third party project survey data to determine the economic impact of CMTC's work with clients on California's economy.

The results included:
- A contribution of $3.7 Billion to California's GDP
- 28,570 total employment impact
- $337 Million in local, state and federal tax revenues

This impact can be attributed to the hard work of the CMTC Team and our partners in California's Manufacturing Network.

2018 Impact for California Manufacturers

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The CMTC® mission is to ensure that manufacturers flourish by identifying areas of improvement in capability process and systems to create financial impact. California manufacturers are important contributors to innovation, investment and productivity in the U.S. Our success stories (available on the left) outline specific project impacts by industry sector and service.

CMTC is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program that ensures our high customer satisfaction ratings. All customers are surveyed by an independent third-party to verify that we have delivered impact to our clients.

CMTC provided solutions to improve the growth and profitability of more than 1,100 small and medium-sized manufacturers in 2018. 

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