News & Insights

We’re changing the narrative of the manufacturing industry one story at a time. CMTA’s award-winning storytelling team showcases California’s 30,000 manufacturers by uplifting the voices of our makers. Find industry news and the stories from those “Making California” below. 

World Leader in Metal Recycling Crushes its Way into CMTA Membership

Sacramento, Calif. –The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed the metal recycling and processing company, SA Recycling, to the organization today. SA Recycling has grown from a small scrap yard to coast-to-coast operations with some 130...

Voting Starts for the Coolest Thing Made in California Competition

Sacramento, CA – Hundreds of California-made products have been nominated to the Coolest Thing Made in California competition, now it’s time to let the public decide which innovative product will secure a spot in the highly anticipated Top 16 bracket. From Monday,...

CMTA Unveils Inaugural Coolest Thing Made in California Awards Contest

Celebrating Innovation, Excellence, and Creativity in California’s Robust Manufacturing Industry   Sacramento, Calif. –The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is proud to unveil its groundbreaking awards contest in search of the Coolest...

Press Release

Partner with CMTA to Celebrate ‘The Coolest Thing Made in California!’

Aug 10, 2023

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is excited to announce the launch of our new annual awards program, “The Coolest Thing Made in California.” This initiative aims to celebrate the ingenuity and creativity of California manufacturers, spotlighting the remarkable products they produce and their significant contributions to the state’s economy and beyond.

Why Sponsor “The Coolest Thing Made in California” Awards Program:

  1. Brand Exposure: As a sponsor, your company will receive prominent exposure across our extensive marketing and communication channels, including the awards website, media opportunities, social media platforms, press releases, and event materials.
  2. Networking and Visibility: You will have the chance to connect with prominent industry leaders, government officials, and fellow sponsors during the awards ceremony and related events.
  3. Opportunity to Present Awards: Depending on the sponsorship level, you may have the privilege of presenting awards to the winners during the prestigious awards ceremony.

Your valuable support will play a pivotal role in the success of “The Coolest Thing Made in California” Awards Program and will be greatly appreciated by the entire manufacturing community. The finalists will be recognized during an awards luncheon at our MakingCA conference on Friday, October 6, at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento.

Download the 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities Here

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About CMTA:
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. The total output from manufacturing in California is $300 billion per year, roughly 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.3 million Californians paying wages more than $25,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state. For more information, visit the CMTA website.

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