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Press Release

CMTA Welcomes Leaders in Environmental Consulting and Risk Management as Associate Members

May 17, 2023

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed two new associate members, Millennium Consulting Associates and Barkley Risk Management & Insurance, to the organization today.

“CMTA’s newest associate members will bring a wealth of knowledge to the manufacturing industry through their expertise in environmental testing and risk management,” said Lance Hastings, CEO & President of CMTA. “Both are small businesses that provide high-level resources at a local level. As small businesses are at the heart of our communities, CMTA is proud to have these companies join our membership to connect with the manufacturing industry.”

Millenniumn Consulting Associates Logo

Millennium Consulting Associates, an environmental consulting firm, has supported clients for over 25 years in California’s manufacturing and technology sectors in a variety of ways. Specializing in environmental consulting, engineering, health and safety, industrial hygiene, and regulatory compliance services, Millennium Consulting Associates provides services with the mindset of minimizing risk and liability for companies up and down the Golden State.

“Millennium is thrilled to connect, collaborate, and serve California’s manufacturing and technology businesses,” said Jack McCubbin, President & Managing Principal of Millennium Consulting Associates. “CMTA provides a network to connect with and listen to the needs that many small to mid-size manufacturing and technology businesses have in their environmental and regulatory challenges. As a small business ourselves, we look forward to keeping our state’s small businesses healthy and moving forward.”

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Barkley Risk Management & Insurance is a leader in risk management and insurance brokers in the state. It has earned its industry leader position since 1995, as demonstrated by its client retention, quality and integrity of staff, community involvement, and market relations. In 2020, Barkley joined the Alera Group of Insurance Agencies to transform the client experience by providing greater tools, resources, and education to provide national-level care at a personal level.

“Joining forces with CMTA is a testament to our commitment to California’s manufacturers to help them stay on top of the unexpected,” said Nate Wollenman, Co-Managing Partner. “As Barkley continues to grow, we are focusing on creating ideal risk management strategies for businesses and manufacturers throughout California.”

Barkley Risk Management & Insurance has been nominated multiple times as one of the Best Places to Work by the Pacific Coast Business Times. Recently, they won second place out of 100 in 2019 and won the title as the Best Place to Work in 2023.


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 CMTA’s website.

About Millennium Consulting Associates

Millennium Consulting Associates is a leading provider of environmental consulting, engineering, health and safety, industrial hygiene, and regulatory compliance services. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, we maintain offices in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. California’s regulatory climate can be challenging for many small to mid-sized companies. For 25 years, Millennium has provided a diverse range of successful solutions for these companies. By partnering with our clients, we effectively and efficiently address the pressing environmental, health and safety compliance needs of the small & mid-size companies. For more information, visit Millennium’s website.

About Barkley Risk Management & Insurance

Barkley Risk Management & Insurance is one of the premier risk management consultants and insurance brokers in California. Founded in 1995, Barkley Insurance has evolved into the industry leader as measured by its client retention, quality and integrity of staff, community involvement, carrier relations, and relations in the marketplace. For more information, visit Barkley’s website.

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