Transportation & Infrastructure

California’s manufacturers need quality infrastructure. Reliable infrastructure – from highways, roads, rails, ports, and aviation to the pipelines, electrical, communication, and water infrastructure – enables our industry to coordinate better and move products efficiently to a global market. California’s ability to identify and effectively address these challenges will allow the industry and our employees to prosper. 

World Leader in Metal Recycling Crushes its Way into CMTA Membership

Sacramento, Calif. –The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed the metal recycling and processing company, SA Recycling, to the organization today. SA Recycling has grown from a small scrap yard to coast-to-coast operations with some 130...

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World Leader in Metal Recycling Crushes its Way into CMTA Membership

World Leader in Metal Recycling Crushes its Way into CMTA Membership

Sacramento, Calif. –The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed the metal recycling and processing company, SA Recycling, to the organization today.

SA Recycling has grown from a small scrap yard to coast-to-coast operations with some 130 facilities. With about 3,500 employees, SA Recycling is a full-service scrap metal recycler headquartered in Southern California. It has been recognized as a world leader in the metal recycling and processing industry, with the largest network of scrap metal recycling facilities.

“When looking out towards the water in San Pedro, prominent in the skyline are docks and container terminals. Little would you know that there is a metal recycling plant that crunches down steel, aluminum, copper, tin, appliances, old cars, cans, and many other types of scrap metal to be reused again,” said Lance Hastings, CEO & President of CMTA. “We look forward to working with the company as the country’s environmental landscape changes just as fast as SA Recycling can shred an old car.”

SA Recycling started as a family-run business that has grown through acquisition and the ability to diversify operations as the industry changes.

“The recycling industry is changing at a speed-of-light pace. Here at SA Recycling, our employees are our greatest resource and we depend on our employees to keep us competitive. Now, CMTA is also one of our greatest resources,” said George Adams, CEO of SA Recycling. “We look forward to our partnership with the state’s manufacturing association as we look forward to the future of recycling in California.”

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Metal recycling reduces pollutants, eliminates significant manufacturing and mining waste, and contributes to an overall greener planet. SA Recycling focuses on ensuring the entire recycling process is clean and efficient and is a leader in environmental stewardship. The metal recycler participates in dozens of California programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions, reduce reliance on the power grid, and eliminate stormwater contamination. SA Recycling serves as a model for industry standards in its stormwater and air pollution prevention programs.

 

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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 CMTA’s website.

About SA Recycling

SA Recycling is recognized as a world leader in the metal recycling and processing industry. With over 130 locations, SA has the largest network of metal recycling facilities in the United States and is one of the world’s largest recyclers. For more information, visit SA Recycling’s website.

Manufacturing Minute: California’s Plan for Infrastructure, New Video Series & More

On this week’s Manufacturing Minute, Ananda Rochita shares updates on the following:

  • A new CMTA video series featuring member company, Tri Tool Technologies CEO
  • What Gov. Gavin Newsom’s infrastructure plan will do for California’s aging infrastructure
  • CA’s “Clean Truck Partnership” and how it impacts manufacturers

Click on the photo below to watch the latest manufacturing news.

CMTA Announces New Members Spotlighting an Evolution in Construction, Education, and Transportation

Sacramento, CA – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) today announced three new members: EnergySource MineralsMark III Construction, and Voxy.

“The essence of the manufacturing industry is active transformation,” said Lance Hastings, President and CEO of CMTA. “When we talk about manufacturing, we speak in the present tense: an ever-present notion of creation, a constant sense of improving upon as we embolden our makers and doers to push us forward and evolve from what is to what can be. The three companies we now welcome as CMTA’s newest members embody that spirit of unending exploration and betterment.”

In California’s Imperial County, EnergySource Minerals leads the state’s transition to clean energy through its revolutionary ability to extract lithium in a more environmentally sustainable way. Lithium, which is a key component in the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, solar panels and other green technologies, also represents a major source for local jobs and tax dollars.

“It’s a rare thing in a burgeoning industry when you can embrace a true win-win-win scenario,” said Eric Spomer, CEO, EnergySource Minerals. “At EnergySource, we are thrilled to have developed the most sustainable technology to supply lithium to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles while providing meaningful jobs and employment opportunities to the local region. We look forward to having CMTA on this exciting journey with us and appreciate their collaboration and support.”

Headquartered in Sacramento with an additional office in Fresno, Mark III Construction delivers projects across California. After nearly 50 years in business, the company continues to be family-owned as it transforms from a construction-based company to a manufacturing-based company.

“Named ‘Best Place to Work’ by the Sacramento Business Journal six consecutive years, we continue to live our company’s mission, leading the evolution of construction, and work towards our vision, expose the world to a new way to build,” said Dan Carlton, President at Mark III  Construction. “We are proud to join an association that fights for every manufacturer’s right to explore and exceed expectations right here in California.” 

According to the World Economic Forum, as a direct result of rapid technological advancement and post-pandemic shifts, 50% of all employees will need to be reskilled by 2025. In order for organizations to stay competitive in today’s market and prepare their workforce for the future, they need to invest in impactful training initiatives. With its AI-driven platform, Voxy, an innovative English training solution, has been used successfully by hundreds of clients to successfully break down language learning barriers and create internal career pathways for high potential talent to excel.

“In the US, there is a huge population of high-potential talent that is lacking access to career advancement as a direct result of low English proficiency, whether that be the communication skills they need to successfully collaborate with their peers, or a lack of confidence that prevents them from showcasing their abilities,” says André Almeida, VP of Enterprise Sales & Market Development. “Voxy’s accessible, mobile program is designed to meet the needs of this population, and help new Americans develop the skills they need to thrive in their careers, and in turn, generate positive business results for their companies. Organizations don’t have to bear the cost of this alone; there are grants available in states, including California, dedicated to supporting these initiatives.”

CMTA represents more than 400 businesses from California’s entire manufacturing community – an economic sector that generates more than $300 billion every year and employs more than 1.3 million Californians. If you would like to join CMTA, please email our Director of Member Engagement & Business Development, Sarah Johnson.

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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 EnergySource Minerals:
EnergySource Minerals is a privately held company leading the development of Project ATLiS—a premier lithium project located in Imperial County, California, United States—as well as the ILiAD technology platform, which is being developed and deployed to lithium operations worldwide.  Schlumberger New Energy and TechMet Ltd. have equity interest in EnergySource Minerals.
 
About Mark III Construction:
Mark III Construction is a family-owned multi-trade subcontractor and commercial service provider headquartered in Sacramento and with an additional office in Fresno. Founded in 1976, Mark III has provided the industrial and commercial construction industries with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and utilities. With an impressive project history in healthcare, education, distribution centers, and foodgrade industries, Mark III can perform initial construction, tenant improvements, and remodels.
 
An in-house virtual construction team gives Mark III the capacity to design entirely detailed MEP systems before construction ever begins, mitigating waste and reducing field install time. Instead of multiple consultants and countless subcontractors, clients can work with Mark III exclusively to eliminate multiple profit layers and complexity of schedules. From design to delivery, Mark III takes a big picture approach to the construction process. With a vision to expose the world to a better way to build, the company treats projects as products and makes way for innovation as the driving force behind all decisions.
 
Additionally, a dedicated service team provides preventative maintenance, repairs, and 24/7 emergency service for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection.
 
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 45 technical and soft skill courses and 25,000+ English lessons taken from renowned resources such as the AP, 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, Singapore, Spain and Ireland.
 
For more info, please visit voxy.com.

Siemens Mobility, Leading Provider of Transport Solutions, Joins CMTA as Newest Member

Sacramento, CA- The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) today announced Siemens Mobility Inc, a leading provider of transportation solutions, as its newest member.

“We are looking forward to partnering with the California Manufacturers & Technology Association to promote a strong business climate in California,” said Scott Frederick, Manager Quality Assurance, Siemens Mobility Rolling Stock. “We have been manufacturing in Sacramento for more than 30 years and now employ more than 2,400 skilled workers at our 60-acre complex. Our workforce is diverse, our factory is green, and we keep our customers moving in an environmentally friendly way – rolling more than 3,000 passenger vehicles out our doors!”

Siemens Mobility Rolling Stock facility produces rail vehicles, locomotives, components, and systems for more than 30 transportation operators around the country. Over the past ten years, Siemens has invested over $100 million into the Sacramento plant and thus adding hundreds of jobs.

In California alone, the plant has manufactured locomotives for Caltrans and light rail trains for San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego. They also have a national supply chain that has ensured total compliance with Buy-America requirements, which allows them to continue providing quality transportation solutions to their customers.

“The impact of what Siemens Mobility is creating in Sacramento can be seen throughout the world, and the company’s footprint is only growing,” said Lance Hastings, President and CEO of CMTA. “The company’s commitment in Sacramento has proven to be an economic engine. The company provides thousands of jobs and has a clear vision and dedication to the future of manufacturing. We cannot be more thrilled to welcome Siemens Mobility to CMTA. As a global leader and innovator in transport solutions, Siemens Mobility will be a valuable addition to our organization.”

CMTA represents more than 400 businesses from California’s entire manufacturing community – an economic sector that generates more than $300 billion every year and employs more than 1.3 million Californians. If you want to join CMTA, please email our Director of Member Engagement & Business Development, Sarah Johnson.

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