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San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance Names Liz McIlvaine as Chairman for Board

Manufacturing’s Leading Voice and Advocate Tackles Key Obstacles of COVID-19 The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA) and the Fresno Business Council (FBC) are proud to name Liz McIlvaine, President of Total Concept Enterprises, as the new Chairman of the SJVMA Board effective June 15. Driven to advocate for the Valley’s manufacturing industry, the SJVMA […]

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Video Message From Keynote Speaker John Shegerian

John Shegerian is the Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Valley Made Manufacturing Summit. He is a serial entrepreneur who focuses on solving global problems through building profitable and innovative impact companies. As cofounder and Executive Chairman of ERI, he has played a significant role in paving the way for the electronic recycling and ITAD industries as a […]

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Fresno Executive and Speaker to Appear at the Manufacturing Summit

The Business Journal David Castellon December 12, 2019 The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance and the Fresno Business Council will hold its 6th annual Valley Made Manufacturing Summit April 21, 2020 at the Fresno Convention Center. More than 1,000 people from manufacturing industries are expected to attend the event, held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

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Registration is Open for the 6th Annual “Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit April 21, 2020 Featuring Keynote Speaker John Shegerian

The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance Launches Summit with Expanded Opportunities to Connect Businesses to Resources, Jobs and Career Tech Training FRESNO, CALIFORNIA…December 11, 2019… The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA) and the Fresno Business Council (FBC) are proud to announce the 6th Annual “Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit featuring keynote speaker Fresno-based John Shegerian, […]

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5th Annual Valley Made Manufacturing Summit

YourCentralValley.com Kaile Hunt May 2, 2019 More than 100 manufacturing exhibitors showcased their businesses today at the 5th annual Valley Made Summit. This summit was held in Downtown Fresno at the Convention Center. Troy Brandt is the Chairman of the Board for the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance. He said manufacturing is constantly changing. “Students don’t […]

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More than 1,000 attend Valley Made Manufacturing Summit

ABC30 Action News Gilbert Magallon May 2, 2019 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — About 100 manufacturing exhibitors packed the Fresno Convention Center for the 5th Annual Valley Made Manufacturing Summit. Different businesses set up shop, informing people about what they do and the working opportunities available. The event was tailored for all skills levels – from […]

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Brothers Share Knowledge of Manufacturing to Students at 5th Annual Summit

ABC30 Action News Gilbert Magallon May 1, 2019 It’s always a busy day at Cencal CNC in Kingsburg. They specialize in CNC machining, meaning they use computer-controlled machines to precisely cut hard materials. That includes using powerful lasers and water jets, to create machine parts. “If it is made out of metal or plastic, we […]

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Executive Profile: Troy Brandt

The Business Journal The Business Journal Staff April 19, 2019 General manager Hydratech, LLC Education: Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology, Saint Mary’s University, Minnesota Associate of science degree in mechanical design, Northwest Technical Institute, Minnesota. Age: 46 Family: Married 21 years to Julie Brandt and the father of Parker, 15; Brooke, 12; and Preston, 10. WHAT […]

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Fresno Business Council Board Selects New Chairman

The Business Journal The Business Journal Staff January 22, 2019 Mike Betts, chairman and CEO of Fresno manufacturing firm Betts Company, has been selected as the new chairman of the Fresno Business Council. He will replace Kurt Madden after four years of service. Madden will continue on as Fresno Business Council director. Founded in 1993, […]

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Local manufacturing companies join forces to deal with challenges and build a stronger economy

ABC30 Action News Amanda Venegas May 17, 2018 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Manufacturing is a major industry in the San Joaquin Valley and more than 5,000 businesses call Central California home. “There is everything from– we make hydraulic cylinders, Betts Company makes springs as well as truck accessory parts, Borga is a steel building manufacturer. […]