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JANUARY 2017       
Dear Subscriber:
WELCOME to CMTC's "News for Manufacturers" eNewsletter!
In this issue: How to Determine If a New Technology Is Worth the Investment; News About Labor Issues; 55th Annual R&D 100 Awards; 6th Annual Manufacturers' Summit; CMTC hosts FREE Lunch 'N Learn re Additive/3D Printing; New Guide to the AS9100 (Rev D) Aerospace Standard; CMTC Provides Staffing Support to NextFlex; ExporTech™ - Pacoima Begins Feb. 16th; Highlights of 2016; and more!

Industry News

HOW TO DETERMINE IF A NEW TECHNOLOGY IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT
New technological advancements are happening fast and furious in every industry, including manufacturing. Some companies are anxious to jump on board right away with incorporating new technology into their operations and others may be wary of making changes to the tried and true technology they already use.  Here are some things you should think about before making the leap to investing in new technology.
NEWS ABOUT LABOR ISSUES - RETIREMENT, OVERTIME AND UNEMPLOYMENT
As you well know, it's important to stay on top of the ever-changing federal and state laws and regulations.  Are employers required to implement the Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Program in 2017? What's happening with the new federal overtime laws?  Are you up-to-date on the new Unemployment Insurance Taxes for 2017?  
55TH ANNUAL R&D 100 AWARDS
Submissions are now being accepted!  Don't miss out on your chance to become one of the 100 winners honored at the R&D 100 Awards Ceremony in November.

Deadline for entries is April 14th.  Find out 
if your product or service qualifies and what the various categories are . . .
2017 INLAND EMPIRE MANUFACTURING SUMMIT 
The 6th Annual Manufacturers' Summit will take place Friday, February 3rd at the Ontario Convention Center. Find out about the latest trends and technologies, gain insight on how other manufacturers have resolved regulatory issues, learn about current cyber-security risks, hear about the impact of transitioning to robotics, and more.  

CMTC is proud to be a Silver Sponsor and will be exhbiting at the Summit. Make sure you stop by our booth and say hi!   

Spotlight on CMTC

http://www.cmtc.com/additive-manufacturing - Free Lunch 'N Learn

FREE LUNCH  'N LEARN* AT CMTC! 

You no doubt have heard the terms Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing but how much do you reallly know about them?  CMTC would like to invite you to our "Additive Manufacturing - the Evolution of 3D Printing" FREE Lunch 'N Learn* event on February 3rd from Noon - 1:30 pm at CMTC's corporate office in Torrance.  *Lunch will be provided by CMTC.

Geared toward small and mid-sized manufacturers, this overview of Additive Manufacturing is essential if you want to keep up with how these technologies can impact and help grow your business.
 
FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER NOW!
THE AS9100:2016 (REV D) AEROSPACE STANDARD

The new AS9100 (Rev D) Aerospace Standard became available in October 2016. In order to help guide you through the changes, CMTC has created an easy to follow Guide/Infographic: "The 15 Most Impactful Changes in the New AS9100:2016 (Rev D) Aerospace Standard."  
CMTC PROVIDES STAFFING SUPPORT TO NEXTFLEX

CMTC is pleased to announce that William "Bill" Metzger has joined the organization in the role of Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Practice Leader. Bill will be responsible for bulding small manufacturer participation in key technologies and opportunities available through CMTC's partnership with NextFlex.
CMTC'S NEXT EXPORTECH PROGRAM WILL BE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY!

CMTC's next ExporTech program is scheduled to take place at the Entrepreneur Center in Pacoima.  The three sessions are scheduled for February 16, March 30, and April 27th.

4 Reasons Why You Need To Sign Up For ExporTech: 
  • Exporting companies tend to grow 22% faster than non-exporters
  • Small manufacturers comprise 96% of all California exports
  • In 3 ExporTech sessions spread out over 9 weeks, you can develop an export plan that will help you expand and grow your business
  • Through CMTC's ExporTech Scholarship Program, your initial investment for the entire three sessions is only $750! 
FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER NOW!

Made in CA Program News

Looking to increase awareness of your products, services and your company news? A free company profile page on CMTC's website is just one of the benefits of joining our Made in California program.
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Upcoming Events

CMTC's Additive Manufacturing
Lunch 'N Learn Event
Torrance, CA 
 

February 3, 2017

Event Details


ExporTech
San Fernando Valley 
Pacoima, CA
Feb. 16, Mar. 30, Apr. 27, 2017

Event Details

Video
Highlight
What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

Middle School students answered this question by producing 12 short videos on a broad range of products. See which videos won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. What a cool way to get students interested in manufacturing!
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