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Apprenticeships: Human Capital Investment Best Practice

Fresno Business Council By Ami Davis May 7, 2017 Many regional manufacturing companies are faced with tough attrition issues right now. With high turnover, an aging workforce or any of the other myriad challenges causing a skills gap, the need for employees with advanced skills is tremendous. Regionally, we have many programs focused on bringing Read More

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Fresno State Engineering Students Showcase Innovative Work For Projects Day

Fresno State News By Rebecca Wass May 5, 2017 Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering will host its 10th annual Projects Day featuring more than 100 engineering projects addressing manufacturing and energy solutions, solar, waste water treatment, security, irrigation and highway interchanges. The free, public showcase will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Read More

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5 years ago, he asked for SBA’s help; now he’s Small Business Person of the Year

The Fresno Bee By Linda McMahon May 1, 2017 When Ron Heskett was hired five years ago to revitalize Borga Steel Buildings and Components, a 30-year-old manufacturing company in rural Fresno County, he turned to the U.S. Small Business Administration for help. He completed the SBA’s Emerging Leaders entrepreneur training program as he began purchasing Read More

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Fresno manufacturing summit organizers expect larger turnout

The Business Journal By David Castellon April 13, 2017 After a Great Recession slowdown, manufacturing is recovering and becoming more active in the Central Valley. And whether you’re a manufacturer that cans fruit or builds circuit boards, organizers of the 2017 Manufacturing Summit at the Fresno Convention Center figure they’ll be able to provide information Read More

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San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance-Episode 9

Manufacturing Advocates Podcast By Joe Hackman March 15, 2016 There is something extraordinary going on in the San Joaquin Valley. Economic development, education and business interests have gotten together to form the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance. Their upcoming manufacturing summit has already been making waves here in California, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Read More