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CMTA Unveils Inaugural Coolest Thing Made in California Awards Contest

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Press Release

Ecolab, Global Leader in Water, Hygiene and Infection Prevention Joins CMTA

May 23, 2023

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed Ecolab, a global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people, to the organization today.

“With a focus on advancing clean and safe environments and optimizing water and energy use, Ecolab is a company that will help California manufacturers as we hit a turning point in sustainability efforts,” said Lance Hastings, CEO & President of CMTA. “I am proud to welcome the company to CMTA to aid in solving challenges manufacturers increasingly face.”

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Ecolab has nearly three million customer locations worldwide and works in more than 40 industries to help promote safety, ensure operational efficiency, sustainability, product quality and guest satisfaction. The company serves various industries with several manufacturing sectors, including glass, household products, microelectronics, plastics and building materials manufacturers.

“We’re excited to join CMTA, as our business has long been invested in delivering growth and value for the manufacturing community,” said Charles Harvey, Senior Manager, Government Relations (Western US) for Ecolab. “We are committed to protecting the resources vital to life and believe that businesses play a critical role in stewarding our planet.  As California increasingly looks for innovative ways to promote water conservation amidst an ongoing water crisis, we envision helping companies achieve their sustainability goals while protecting their bottom lines.”

Charles Harvey, Ecolab

In 2023, Ecolab celebrated 100 years in business. For the 17th consecutive year, Ecolab was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute in March. This award is a testament to the company’s commitment to hard work and ethical behavior, and its employees who embody those values.


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 Ecolab

A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that help protect people, planet and business health. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive science-based solutions, data-driven insights and world-class service to advance food safety, help maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more information, visit Ecolab’s website.

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