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. 

Profile Series: Meet Beau Huiskens, the CEO of Taurus Fabrication

In our latest Profile Series highlighting the incredible leaders behind California’s manufacturers, discover the story behind the success of a California manufacturing business rooted in generations of craftsmanship. Beau Huiskens, CEO of Taurus Fabrication and CMTA...

Microgrid Industry Leader, Enchanted Rock, Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) officially welcomed Enchanted Rock, an industry leader in electrical resiliency-as-a-service, to the organization today. Enchanted Rock is leading the way with its innovative...

Boutique Electric Guitar Manufacturer Kauer Guitars Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) officially welcomed Kauer Guitars, a boutique electric guitar maker, to the organization today. Kauer Guitars was established after a lifetime of woodworking in 2007 by Doug Kauer....

Sacramento Popcorn Maker Carmazzi Caramel Corn Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed Carmazzi Caramel Corn, California’s Lil’ Drops of Sunshine, to the organization today. A secret family recipe passed down from four generations to Karen Carmazzi and her son...

Press Release

English as a Second Language Course Available to Your Frontline Workers

Aug 10, 2023

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) has achieved a significant milestone, securing a $500,000 training grant from the state’s Employment Training Panel (ETP). This funding is earmarked for a vital initiative – enhancing employee workforce literacy. The ultimate goal is to establish and expand workplace literacy training, encompassing English proficiency, digital literacy, and math skills to benefit California workers.

Through the help of CMTA’s industry partner, Voxy, learners are set to benefit immensely, gaining access to Voxy’s comprehensive English online platform. This resource is not limited to a self-study avenue but extends to engaging interactive sessions in private and group formats. Moreover, learners can seamlessly engage with this platform across various devices – a mobile phone, computer, or tablet.

The impact of improving English proficiency is far-reaching. Beyond boosting communication confidence, it resonates tangibly across productivity, collaboration, professional growth, training effectiveness, and employee retention. This initiative holds the promise of shaping a more skilled and empowered workforce.

You can start enrolling your workers now! For more information, please reach out to Nathan Daily at



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 Voxy

Voxy is an innovative corporate training solution that has been used successfully by hundreds of corporate clients around the world to upskill their teams.

Our AI-driven platform, accessed both on desktop and any mobile device, allows each learner to follow a fully personalized and highly engaging learning experience. Voxy’s comprehensive content library covers more than 80 technical and soft skill courses and 26,000+ English lessons taken from renowned resources such as Associated Press, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and more. Voxy courses are accompanied by certified teachers who offer round-the-clock, remote live instruction, empowering people to improve communication, foster collaboration, and grow global businesses. Our scalable solution, facilitated by our comprehensive admin reporting dashboard, results in an effortlessly inclusive program, designed to drive results for modern learners. Backed by leading investors in education and technology, Voxy was founded in New York City and has teams across the US, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Ireland, Italy, UK, Malaysia and Thailand. For more info, please visit

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