Presentations from "Manufacturing in the Golden State" event

October 21, 2014


We had a great event in San Diego, California last Thursday (10/16/14) called "Manufacturing in the Golden State". Here is a quick synopsis as well as links to the presentations.

California state Senator Mark Wyland and CPA produced this important manufacturing event.  The speaker presentations are linked below. Chapter_CA2.png

But I really want to thank our sponsors who helped make it happen.  The lead sponsors were MN Healthcare, San Diego Gas & Electrice, and the 
Metals Service Center Institute, So Cal Chapter.  Other sponsors included:

CACT @ San Diego Community College

CA Manufacturing Technology Consulting

The Lawton Group

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals

American R & D Institute

Bank of the West

Time Warner Cable


Additionally, there were many partner organizations who attended and helped spread the word.

California Metals Coalition


East County EDC

North County EDC

South County EDC

San Diego Regional EDC

San Diego Regional Chamber

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

Corona Chamber of Commerce

Encinitas Chamber of Commerce 

Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce

North County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce/InBiz Latino 

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce

San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

NECA San Diego Chapter

San Diego Sports Innovators

The Small Business Development Center

Certified Color

San Diego Workforce Partnership

Vista Chamber of Commerce


Small Manufacturing Association of California (SMAC)

Communications Workers of America - District 9


Poway Chamber of Commerce

APICS San Diego Chapter

San Diego Inventors Forum

Del Mar Trade Shows, Inc.



Dan DiMicco, Chairman Emeritus of Nucor Corporation gave the keynote presentation.  Dan pointed out the need to create over 18 million jobs to recover from the recession and achieve full employment.  He also described the challenge of systematic foreign mercantilism and how fixing the problem can help rebuild US manufacturing and employment.

The local business panel included Michele Nash-Hoff, President of Electro-Fab Sales; Scott Martin, CEO of Lyon Technologies; James Hedgecock, CEO of Bounce Composites; and Robert Reyes of Stone Brewing Co.

The national expert panel included Greg Autry, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Marshall School of Business,
University of Southern California; Pat Choate, economist and author, "Saving Capitalism: Keeping America Strong"; Mike Dolan, Legislative Rep., International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA.

The focus of the talks was on national security, manufacturing growth strategies, tax strategies and fixing the trade deficit.

The presentations of the national panelists, Michele Nash-Hoff and Dan DiMicco are linked below.

Dan DiMicco presentation

Michele Nash-Hoff presentation

Greg Autry presentation

Mike Dolan presentation

Michael Stumo presentation



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