About CMTC, Manufacturing and Our Customers

We've posted select manufacturing video clips designed to help California's manufacturers succeed in today's challenging economic environment. 

Rethinking Manufacturing


(video 8:49) 7-2-2019 by NIST

American manufacturing, once seen as the world’s icon of industrialization and then as a symbol of decline, is once again changing. Rethinking Manufacturing is the story of two young individuals who are on the cutting edge of that revolution. With support from America Makes (the first Manufacturing USA institute), Youngstown State University and the Youngstown Business Incubator, these entrepreneurs and their peers are rethinking manufacturing, rethinking career choices, and rethinking the very idea of how we build and revitalize communities.

Inaugural Women in Manufacturing Event held in the City of Fontana, CA





Made in CA 2018 Open House at Fullerton College Machine Technology Program 

Video of speakers at Made in CA Spring Mixer at Fullerton College April 12, 2018

Watch  Videos of our Speakers: Jim Watson, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Greg Schultz & Raminder Sandhu

Our Made in CA Spring Mixer at Fullerton College on April 12th was a great success!  We had nearly 40 attendees come to the Fullerton College Machine Technology Program to mix, mingle and tour the impressive facility. We'd like to thank CA State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva; Fullerton College President Greg Schulz, Ed.D.; CMTC President & CEO James Watson; and CMTC's Advanced Robotics & Automation Practice Lead Raminder Sandhu, for their inspiring speeches to the manufacturers in attendance. We'd also like to thank Fullerton College Division Dean, Technology and Engineering, Ken Starkman; and Department Coordinator/Machine Technology Instructor Dan O'Brien, for speaking with our attendees about the program.  


CMTC Client Brenner-Fiedler Featured on Spotlight Riverside

Riverside Business Spotlight recently featured CMTC client Brenner-Fiedler for their work in helping to recruit STEM students to jobs in manufacturing. Since 1948, Brenner-Fiedler has been creating and retrofitting devices for medical, industrial, food packaging and manufacturing industries. Using a team of engineers and fabricators, they create or modify existing equipment to make the customer’s device perform better, faster and safer.

Manufacturing Day 2015 


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CMTC is proud to have participated in Manufacturing Day 2015 and to have produced this video highlighting the importance of educating and inspiring Millennials to pursue careers in manufacturing. We would like to thank Moseys’ Production Machinists, Urban Workshop and Purple Platypus for allowing us to film their Manufacturing Day tours, and to everyone who helped with the creation of this video.

Made in CA 2015 Open House at Apffels Fine Coffees


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CMTC's Made in California Program invited Southern California manufacturers to attend an open house at Apffels Fine Coffees manufacturing facility in Santa Fe Springs, CA on September 17, 2015.  A total of 24 attendees representing 16 companies attended the event.  The Made in California Program recognizes manufacturers who produce products within the State.

Heroes of American Manufacturing: Louroe Electronics


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This is the inspiring story of a small electronics manufacturer making it in America. Through its close work with CMTC (the Southern California-based MEP Center) and participation in the Department of Commerce’s export assistance program, ExporTech, Louroe saw a 1200% increase in sales to Mexico and was awarded the Export Achievement Award by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

CMTC Manufacturing Services Video

CMTC Overview Video Watch Now

This overview video is an overview of the services offered by CMTC and some statistics on how CMTC has helped clients.  CMTC is a non-profit consulting organization solely dedicated to assisting manufacturers in So. California.

MFG Day 2013 Overview

Manufacturing Day 2013 VideoManufacturing Day 2013

Manufacturing Day 2013 was a huge success with thousands of students visiting over 830 manufacturers around the country and learning how important this industry is to our lives. Manufacturers around the United States opened their doors and a movement lived on in 2013. Be a part of Manufacturing Day!

Made in CA 2013 Open House at Rico D'Addario

Made in CA Open House at Rico D'Addario VideoThe Benefits of the Made in CA Program

CMTC's Made in California Program invited Southern California manufactures to attend an open house at Rico D'Addario's manufacturing facility in Sun Valley, CA on Oct. 24th, 2013. A total of 33 attendees representing 16 companies attended the event. The Made in California Program recognizes manufacturers who produce products within the State. 

Increasing Sales Using Exporting

Increasing Sales Using Exporting VideoLouroe Electronics Increases Export Sales to 25% Using the ExporTech Program

Small manufacturer Louroe Electronics experiences increased sales through exporting and enhances export efforts. After completing the CMTC ExporTech Program, Louroe increased their export efforts from 15% to 25%.

Innovation Strategies to Increase Your Business

Innovation Strategies VideoCMTC - Innovation Strategies

Louroe Electronics works with CMTC to develop Innovation strategies to introduce new products to the marketplace.


Manufacturing Growth Solutions

Growth VideoCMTC - Creating Solutions for Manufacturing Growth and Profitability

CMTC offers affordable consulting services and solutions to help your business grow and increase profitability.


The Benefits of Exporting

Benefits of Exporting VideoCreate Profitable Growth by Exporting

Manufacturers in Southern California are sitting on a gold mine – their own products. Learn how your company can benefit from CMTC's Exporting Program.


CMTC Client Testimonials

Manufacturers Derive Benefits by Using Growth StrategiesManufacturers Derive Benefits by Using Growth Strategies

Growth can be achieved by manufacturers by using several different strategies – whether through product diversification, product innovation, increased capacity, etc.  Watch how these manufacturers approached growth to improve their companies.

Customer Testimonial Montage 222X118Customer Testimonial Montage

Various CMTC customers talk about their experience with CMTC and the project success they have had. Lean and AS9100.

Two Chefs on a Roll Customer Testimonial VideoTwo Chefs on a Roll Innovation and Growth Testimonial

Eric Schmaranzer, Senior Director of Operations at Two Chefs on a Roll, talks about how CMTC helped with improving the company's growth and job creation.

Rico D'Addario Customer Testimonial VideoRico Reeds, a division of D'Addario and Company
Lean Productivity Improvements

John Moore, Lean Champion at Rico Reeds, a Division of D’Addario and Company relates the progress Rico has made in the last 3 years since implementing Lean processes recommended by CMTC.

Accurate Dial TestimonialAccurate Dial & Nameplate Job Growth Testimonial

Erin Dyer, Quality Control Manager for Accurate Dial, talks about a challenge which threatened their abillity to serve their customers.


Partnership for Job Growth and Retention

CMTC and WIB Partnership VideoCMTC and The Verdugo Workforce Investment Board - Partnership for Job Growth

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting and the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board partner to create and retain local Glendale manufacturing jobs.

Reduce Costs to Improve Your Bottom Line

Reduce Costs VideoReduce Manufacturing Costs 20%

Excerpt from CMTC's 20/20+ Program Event on reducing cost and increasing revenues in manufacturing. This clip explains specific methods for manufacturers to reduce costs (wastes), implement and sustain the change, and increase revenue through product diversification and better marketing and sales.

Focus on Non-Value Added Activities VideoFocus on Non-Value Added Activities (Eliminate Wastes) to Reduce Costs

Excerpt from CMTC’s event about reducing costs and increasing revenue. This clip focuses on the benefits of eliminating wastes from non-value added activities that have no immediate effect on customer benefits.


Process Improvement and Sustainability Video

Process Improvement and Sustainability Through Change Management

Excerpt from CMTC’s event that addresses the importance of developing a team approach to address new projects and incorporate change management to improve those processes.

Meet Quality Standards to Increase Competitiveness

Dicronite AS9100 TestimonialDicronite CMTC AS9100 Revision C Testimonial

Dicronite Vice President Steve Dively discusses the company’s relationship with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting and the AS9100 Rev C certification Dicronite recently received with CMTC's help.

For more information, contact us for a complimentary consultation to review your needs and provide innovative solutions for your business.