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. 

Manufacturing Minute: UC Berkeley Teams Up With NASA

Find out what's happening in California's manufacturing industry on this week's Manufacturing Minute with Ananda Rochita. ⚙️ BP Pulse Makes a Historic Deal with Tesla ⚙️ UC Berkeley Teams Up With NASA ⚙️ Women Making California Award Nominations open Nov. 15...

Automotive Accessory Manufacturer, T-Rex Truck Products, Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. –The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed T-Rex Truck Products, Inc. to the organization today. The off-road accessory and utility rack manufacturer operates its three brands, T-Rex Grilles, Zroadz Off-Road Products...

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...

Press Releases

Manufacturing Minute: Governor Newsom’s Plans for a World-Leading Innovation Hub

Innovation in California is at an all-time high! Find out California’s latest manufacturing news in the newest Manufacturing Minute episode with CMTA’s Vice President of Communications, Ananda Rochita. Manufacturing Minute is powered by Tri Tool Technologies

⚙️ Siemens Mobility’s Sacramento facility is competing for a high-speed rail project between Merced and Bakersfield

⚙️ A former Southern California mall is transforming into a world-leading innovation hub. What Newsom says his plans are…

⚙️ Hear from the women transforming the manufacturing industry! Register for CMTA’s Women MakingCA Conference: https://WomenMakingCA.eventbrite.com

Manufacturing Minute: Find Out How You Can Be More Involved with CMTA in 2024

It’s the first manufacturing minute of 2024! Find out what is happening this new year at CMTA in your Manufacturing Minute Powered By Tri Tool Technologies with CMTA’s Vice President of Communications, Ananda Rochita. 

⚙️ How a Fremont high-tech battery manufacturing facility met its demand
⚙️ California’s Legislators are back in session. Here’s what is next for CMTA’s Government Relations Team
⚙️ Here’s who is speaking at the 3rd Annual Women MakingCA Conference in March
 

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

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

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.

Manufacturing Minute: California Bottling Company Gets First Electric Trucks

Find out what California company is one step closer to an all-electric vehicle fleet in your #ManufacturingMinute with Ananda Rochita, VP of Communications.

⚙️ Why the Port of Long Beach is thriving this holiday season⚓️
⚙️ And the Women MakingCA Conference is only three months away! 🎉 Go to CMTA.net/WomenMakingCA to learn more. 

Manufacturing Minute: Details on Stratolaunch’s Contract with the U.S. Air Force

Find out what’s happening in California’s manufacturing industry on this week’s Manufacturing Minute with Ananda Rochita.

⚙️ Siemens Mobility’s New Project in Sacramento
⚙️ Bayer’s Huge Investment in Berkeley 
⚙️ Stratolaunch’s Brand-New Contract 
⚙️ The CA Manufacturer Awarded Funds for National Hydrogen Hubs

World-Class Transformer Manufacturer, Pacific Transformer, Joins CMTA

World-Class Transformer Manufacturer, Pacific Transformer, Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. –The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed Pacific Transformer to the organization. Pacific Transformer, located in Anaheim, California, designs and manufactures custom transformers and magnetic products from prototype through full production.

“Pivoting towards the future of manufacturing is necessary to keep-up with the ever-changing landscape of needs across the globe,” said Lance Hastings, CEO & President of CMTA. “Pacific Transformer has established themselves as a market leader for custom transformers – and its products are in more things than you can imagine.”

For over 40 years, Pacific Transformer has shipped more than 40 million world-class transformers and has garnered a reputation for its innovative designs, exceptional build quality, and unequaled customer service. Its products are integrated into everything from medical magnetics used in hospitals around the world, audio transformers powering Disneyland and the most discerning musician’s equipment, to critical components that are relied on by the United States Armed Forces. Their manufactured products aren’t just limited to this world; they also worked with NASA to help build elements that would power the Mars Rover.

“While Pacific Transformer has been designing and constructing custom solutions for over four decades, we are excited to be on the vanguard of a new wave of California manufacturing,” said Justin Richardson, Owner, CFO of Pacific Transformer. “With our deep-rooted expertise in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, battery conditioning, and other electromechanical applications for military and aerospace, we are in a unique position to lead the charge in the Green Industrial Revolution.”

With both California headquarters and international facilities, Pacific Transformer guarantees clients a successful, on-time order. All of its facilities are also ISO9001 Certified.

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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 Pacific Transformer
Since 1981, Pacific Transformer has remained a market leader in the field of custom transformers, magnetic engineering, and power transformer design. For 42 years, the USA-based manufacturer has shipped more than 40 million world-class transformers and has garnered a reputation for its innovative designs, exceptional build quality, and unequaled customer service. www.pactran.com 

Automotive Accessory Manufacturer, T-Rex Truck Products, Joins CMTA

Automotive Accessory Manufacturer, T-Rex Truck Products, Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. –The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed T-Rex Truck Products, Inc. to the organization today. The off-road accessory and utility rack manufacturer operates its three brands, T-Rex Grilles, Zroadz Off-Road Products and US Rack, out of its headquarters in Corona, California.

“Every manufacturing job creates more than two other jobs in the economy,” said Lance Hastings, CEO & President of CMTA. “Manufacturing is the backbone of America’s workforce, and T-Rex Truck Products lives up to that promise at its 55,000-square foot facility in Southern California where over 100 employees manufacture an array of products shipped across the world.” 

T-Rex is known as the world leader in aftermarket grille design and manufacturing for trucks. Its diversification into off-road exterior accessories and truck utility rack segments has positioned the company to take further advantage of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. 

“Our mission is shown in the quality of every product we sell. We design and manufacture some of the most innovative aftermarket truck accessories in the industry,” said Ben Mizban, CEO of T-Rex Truck Products.

T-Rex’s uncompromising quality begins with advanced 3D CAD design and engineering, along with rigorous product testing for fit, finish and durability. Their manufacturing processes include laser cutting, CNC forming, tube bending, rolling, welding and fabrication.

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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 T-Rex Truck Products:

With over 30 years of cutting-edge development, T-Rex is a leader in aftermarket product design and manufacturing. Their state-of-the-art 55,000 sq. ft. Southern California facility supports over 100 American jobs through manufacturing, research & development, marketing and administration. For more information, visit their websites at trextruckproducts.com, zroadz.com and usrack.com.

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.”

Crushed Cars

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.

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