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NOVEMBER 2016       
Dear Subscriber:
WELCOME to CMTC's "News for Manufacturers" eNewsletter!
In this issue: Advancing the Nation's Supply Chain; SoCal Aerospace Expo; CMTC's Manufacturing Day Recap; NIMS Announces $500,000 in Apprenticeship Grants; Reebok to Open Innovative Footware Factory in U.S.; President of Import Export Bank Speaks at Manufacturing Rountable; CMTC Awarded Statewide Agreement; CMTC Launches Additive Manufacturing Newsletter; and more!

Industry News

U.S. DEPT. OF COMMERCE PARTNERS WITH USC MARSHALL CENTER TO ADVANCE NATION'S SUPPLY CHAIN
A strategic partnership with the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management aimed at improving the global competitiveness of the nation’s supply chains was signed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.
SOCAL AEROSPACE EXPO -
B2B MATCHMAKING CONFERENCE
The SoCalAerospace Expo (a B2B Matchmaking Conference) will take place March 8th-10th, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  The goal of the Expo is to bring Commercial Aerospace and Defense business back to Southern California by connecting OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 and Distributors, and Domestic and Foreign Customers with local suppliers in an effort to make the bridge and facilitate communication thru B2B pre-arranged matchmaking meetings. To meet with customers, you must be an exhibitor.  

RECEIVE $500 DISCOUNT ON BOOTH SPACE!  
Use Discount Code "CMTC" to receive discount.
(Discount valid only if you book by Nov. 30th and pay in full by Dec. 30th.)
MANUFACTURING DAY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! 
Manufacturing Day was a great success this year with over 2,700 organizations throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States participating.  Read CMTC's Manufacturing Day Recap which highlights a few of the manufacturers and other organizations who opened their doors for tours and presentations in Southern California.
NIMS ANNOUNCES $500,000 IN APPRENTICESHIP GRANTS, SUPPORT
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) announced on Wednesday that it has been selected by the United States Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support the expansion of registered apprenticeships within manufacturing. As part of this initiative, $500,000 is available to support companies in establishing a registered apprenticeship program with the Department of Labor.  
Link to Manufacturing News artice re Reebok Opening Innovative Footwear Factory
Reebok Liquid Speed Grey (Photo: Business Wire)
REEBOK TO OPEN INNOVATIVE FOOTWEAR FACTORY IN U.S.
Footwear and apparel company Reebok plans to take advantage of a new manufacturing process to open a shoe factory in the U.S. next year. The process uses robotics and software to effectively draw new shoes from scratch.   

PRESIDENT OF THE EXPORT AND IMPORT BANK FEATURED SPEAKER AT MANUFACTURERS' ROUNDTABLE 
Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman & President of the Export and Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) was the featured speaker at the Southern California Manufacturers Roundtable held at Combustion Associates, Inc. in Corona, CA.  Nearly 40 small and midsized manufacturers attended to learn how EXIM can equip Southern California manufacturers of all sizes to compete in the global marketplace and win sales.  

Spotlight on CMTC

CMTC AWARDED STATEWIDE AGREEMENT! 
The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) a five-year, $70 million agreement to be California's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center. This agreement makes CMTC the lead organization to deliver services to small and medium-sized manufacturers in California with the support of partners throughout the state. 
CMTC LAUNCHES ITS NEW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NEWSLETTER 
Last month we announced the addition of Additive Manufacturing to our service offerings.  This month we're announcing the launch of our new ZeroPoint Additive Manufacturing newsletter!  CMTC's product development and Additive Manufacturing (AM) expert Chris Wentworth will highlight technology advances, upcoming industry events, CMTC's Additive Manufacturing Courses, and all things additive in the new ZeroPoint newsletter. 

Made in CA Program News

Congratulations to the 24 companies who joined our Made in California program in the last 4 weeks!

Find out about the benefits of joining our Made in CA program.
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Upcoming Events

CMTC's Additive Manufacturing
Course Series
Riverside, CA 
 

January 16th & 17th, 2016

Event Details


SoCal Aerospace Expo
Los Angeles, CA 
March 8th-10th, 2017

Event Details

Video
Highlight
Creating a Digital Supply Chain - Monsanto's Journey
A fascinating and highly informative video about how Monsanto created, and continues to improve upon, their digital supply chain.  How did they do it? Planning, IoT, IPads, Analytics, Big Data, IT, Sensors, Automation, and more ...
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