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, […]
The Board of Directors of the Fresno Business Council (FBC) and the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA), are pleased to jointly announce Genelle Taylor Kumpe as the FBC’s first Chief Operating Officer and the SJVMA’s first Executive Director effective September 1, 2018. Please join us in welcoming Genelle! Genelle Taylor Kumpe Press Release Contact […]
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. […]
YourCentralValley.com Kathryn York May 15, 2018 The 4th Annual Manufacturing Summit is designed as a workshop and resource expo to celebrate the long history of innovation in manufacturing in the San Joaquin Valley. It’s Thursday in downtown Fresno. See the video on YourCentralValley.com
ABC30 Action News Amanda Venegas May 14, 2018 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Sparks fly and metal is cut to form the perfect cylinder inside the Hydratech warehouse in Southwest Fresno. “Hydraulic cylinders are used in construction equipment, amusement park rides, defense equipment to move heavy loads or lift people high into the air,” said Hydratech […]
The 2016 Presidential race put a spotlight on bringing jobs back to the US, particularly in manufacturing. While the focus during the campaigns was on losing the jobs to lower-wage economies abroad, there is another reality: we lost interest in the greatest American middle-class industry sector somewhere along the way. Contrary to another belief, technology hasn’t taken these jobs either – it’s only changed them.
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.
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 in the next generation of the manufacturing workforce, but what do we do in the meantime to fill the void of advanced-skill workers?