July 21- BOE formally approved tooling tax exemption for metals industry
July 17- Article notes California's disparity between the richest counties and poorest counties is greater than the disparity between the richest and poorest states.
July 8- Water Board launches Storm Water Strategy Initiative to integrate new regulation.
California is home to nearly 4,000 metalworking facilities, employing over 110,000 Californians with high-paying manufacturing jobs and health benefits. Jobs provided by our industry is the path to the middle class for many Californians.
8 out of 10 employees in the metalworking sector are considered ethnic minorities or reside in communities of concern. Living-wage employment for this diverse workforce can be found in working-class communities throughout the state.
What do we make? Metal manufacturers make the parts that go into solar panels, electric cars, medical devices, aerospace, infrastructure, national defense, and thousands of other applications. Our metalworking products and services are a direct reflection of the innovation and hard-work put forth by California's workforce and business leaders.
Did you know that Californians discard enough aluminum each day to build five Boeing 737 jets? California metalworking companies recycle millions of tons of discarded metal each year. Metal is recycled and used as the primary material source to build components that fly our planes, housings that spin renewable-energy windmills, medical devices that keep our families safe, and defense items that guard our troops.
California's metalworking industry is arguably the world's leader for efficient, clean, and safe metal manufacturing. When compared to manufacturing facilities around the world, California is often the place to find the most technologically advanced, and environmentally conscious metal manufacturers.
California became a state in 1850. But the first California metalworking facilities were established in 1848, manufacturing the tools that led to the birth of the gold rush and birth of our state. Today, metal companies are proud to provide living wage jobs, health benefits, and a solid economic foundation to the Golden State.
The Voice & Advocate for
California's Metalworking Industry
California Metals Coalition
Mailing Address and Main Office: 2971 Warren Lane - El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Lobbying Office: 1215 K Street, 17th Floor - Sacramento, CA 95814
916-933-3075 | Fax 916-933-3072
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