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Press Release

Digital leaders, Adastra, and Veteran Business Enterprise, HSB Solutions, Join CMTA as Associate Members

Feb 7, 2023

Sacramento, CA – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) announced today two new associate members, Adastra and HSB Solutions Inc. Both bring essential support to the manufacturing industry through data solutions and business development efforts for disabled veterans.

“Effectively scaling our manufacturing industry and those who support it is essential to the growth of California’s economy and a principal source of new jobs in the state,” said Lance Hastings, President & CEO of CMTA. “Both Adastra and HSB Solutions can help manufacturers innovate and grow their businesses in various ways, and I look forward to seeing our partnerships aid California makers.” 

 

Courtesy of Adastra

 

For over two decades, Adastra Corporation has transformed businesses into digital leaders, helping global organizations innovate, achieve operational excellence, and create unforgettable customer experiences, all with the power of their data. At the forefront of Artificial Intelligence, Data, Cloud, Digital, and Governance services, Adastra delivers solutions to enterprises to leverage data they can control and trust, connecting them to their customers – and their customers to the world.
 
Adastra is expanding its presence within the US, having recently launched a Los Angeles-based office in October 2022, led by Dilraj Sehdev, Executive Director, US West. Adastra’s presence in Los Angeles follows the successful establishment of operations in Miami, Florida, another area identified as an emerging data and technology hub. The company expects to open offices in New York in early 2023 and in other additional key US markets as part of its overall strategic expansion.

“Adastra’s vision is to be a key partner to manufacturing organizations in California,” said Dilraj Sehdev, Adastra’s Executive Director, US West. “We have helped small, medium, and large-sized organizations achieve their goals and increase their success in the industry by harnessing the power of their data. We are excited to partner with CMTA to be a part of this vibrant community and help strengthen California’s manufacturing industry.”

 

Chad Hodges of HSB Solutions

 

HSB Solutions, Inc. is a California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) networking service that provides resources for government information technology projects. In response to the public sector marketplace, HSB Solutions was started by disabled veterans with backgrounds as Senior Programmers, Senior Project Managers, and Senior Systems Engineers. HSB Solutions helps clients compete in California’s $10 billion government technology market. 

“HSB Solutions, Inc is excited to be a member of an association with a century-plus track record of performance representing the Manufacturing and Technology industry,” said Chad Hodges, President of HSB Solutions. “We can’t wait to see where this relationship takes the industry as a whole.”  

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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. 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.

About Adastra:
Adastra North America transforms businesses into digital leaders. Since 2000, Adastra has been helping global organizations accelerate innovation, improve operational excellence, and create unforgettable customer experiences, all with the power of their data. By providing cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud, Digital, and Governance services and solutions, Adastra helps enterprises leverage data that they can control and trust, connecting them to their customers – and their customers to the world. Adastra North America has offices in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, and Miami. For more information, visit Adastra’s website.

About HSB Solutions Inc.: 
HSB Solutions, Inc. is a California DVBE networking services company providing resources for government information technology projects. HSB Solutions delivers the expertise you have come to count on. For more information, visit HSB Solutions’ website.

 

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