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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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PROFILES: Innovation in California Manufacturing

CMTA member companies shaping California manufacturing

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
  • 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 California Training grant.

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

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