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Press Release

CMTA’S President & CEO Releases Statement on Closure of U.S.-Mexico Railroad Crossings in Texas

Dec 18, 2023

Sacramento, Calif. – California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) President and CEO, Lance Hastings released a statement on the closure of the U.S.-Mexico railroad crossings in Texas impacting California’s manufacturing sector. CMTA will do what it can to support our state’s leaders to ensure the smooth flow of goods. 

The closure of U.S.-Mexico border crossings in Texas will greatly impact California’s manufacturing sector.

 

Our industry relies on efficient logistics and uninterrupted supply chains, and any delays at the border can have a cascading impact on production, jobs, and economic growth. It is imperative that stakeholders work together to find swift and effective solutions, safeguarding the resilience of the manufacturing landscape in California and beyond.

 

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) will do what it can to support our state’s leaders to ensure the smooth flow of goods.”

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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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