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We help manufacturers compete in California with sensible laws and regulations since 1918. You can trust our decades of experience to fight for manufacturers' interest so you can focus on making goods that MAKE California. Let us be your voice and keep you informed.

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Value of CMTA

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PROFILES: Innovation in California Manufacturing

CMTA member companies shaping California manufacturing
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CMTA & CompanyWeek’s Innovation Series highlights the work of manufacturers in three broad categories:

  • MEETING NEW DEMAND for domestic production
  • California-specific FACTORY INNOVATION
  • Safety-first for California PRODUCTION WORKERS
  • MEMBER PROFILES

    Tri Tool

    The Wernette family's legacy of innovation lives on at the manufacturer of portable machine tools.

    Industrial Strength Body Jewelry

    Founder and CEO JD Lorenz takes a high-tech, low-tolerance approach akin to aerospace and medical manufacturing with his company's body jewelry.

    Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation

    Majority owner and president Pamela Wisecarver Kan reimagines manufacturing with an emphasis on services, data, and technology. 

    Brought to you by CMTA and CompanyWeek.

    NEW CMTA INITIATIVE

    A CMTA Marketplace To Get Californians Back to Work

    A partnership between the CMTA, Autodesk, and the State of California has created the "Safely Making California” Marketplace to help fill a critical gap for all sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Never miss a chance to send a message to your legislator.

    You can get text alerts so you can engage from your phone on critical bills.

    Our mobile text alerts will link you to a pre-formatted tweet you can use in our grassroots program.

    Text “mfgchamp” to 916-571-9360

    Find Funding to Train Your Employees

    CMTA partners with the State of California Employment Training Panel (ETP) to help fund your internal training programs and help you get the skilled workers you need to compete.

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    Current Training Funding Programs Available

    Live Web-Based Online Training
    In an effort to help keep employees and organizations healthy, productive and engaged during this unprecedented crisis, CMTA will be offering free, live video-based training to qualified companies under a State of CaliforniaTraining grant.

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    CMTA and CA ETP COVID-19 Hiring Incentive
    This Employment Training Panel Projgram offers employers that are hiring employees up to $2,000 in hiring reimbursement per person. Each newly hired or re-hired individual must make at least $17.50 per hour and must receive 4 hours of training.

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    Overview of CMTA Direct Training Funds with ETP
    Over the last eight years, CMTA has helped companies receive over $10 million in training reimbursement!

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    OUR MOST RECENT MEMBERS

    WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY ABOUT US?

    The future is bright for small firms like mine who have the support of major trade associations like CMTA.


    Pamela Kan, Bishop–Wisecarver

    CMTA makes it easy for me to understand and manage what is happening on all issues that are important to my company. They do such a great job that I am able to focus my time and attention on the most impactful issues.


    Melissa Ameluxen, Anheuser–Busch


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    Champions of MFG

    Tri Tool

    The Wernette family's legacy of innovation lives on at the manufacturer of portable machine tools.

    Industrial Strength Body Jewelry

    Founder and CEO JD Lorenz takes a high-tech, low-tolerance approach akin to aerospace and medical manufacturing with his company's body jewelry.

    Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation

    Majority owner and president Pamela Wisecarver Kan reimagines manufacturing with an emphasis on services, data, and technology. 

    Brought to you by CMTA and CompanyWeek.

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    CMTA's Risk Management and Workers' Compensation articles

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    Managing Risk Across the Supply Chain
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    Hackers Go Phishing, Not Fishing
    by Roland Guillen with the Warren G. Bender Company

    Lower Costs by Implementing Safety Programs
    by Roland Guillen with the Warren G. Bender Company