March 23, 2020
California Manufacturing COVID-19 Update
California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA)
1. SECOND SURVEY — Please take a quick moment to respond to CMTA’s second survey to understand operational capacity of California manufacturing. It takes 15 seconds to respond. CMTA will add a repurposing question to the third survey later this week. The second survey will close at 10:00 am (PST) Tuesday. Company names will not be used. (From last survey – 94% were operating above 50% capacity)
2. DATABASE OF MFG REPURPOSING — Here is a link to view CMTA’s database of manufacturers who can repurpose for MFG COVID19 items. It includes discussions with California’s Office of Emergency Services and with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. (The pdf also includes some select comments from manufacturers re their operations last Friday).
3. GOVERNOR NEWSOM — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is enlisting help from Silicon Valley, and all over California as manufacturers commit to retooling factories to produce medical equipment like ventilators and masks. Tesla’s Elon Musk, Apple’s Tim Cook and Bloom Energy’s KR Sridhar were among the business leaders the governor thanked at a news conference this weekend.
4. FYI – CMTA staff is engaged in COVID19 member outreach by calling each CMTA Monday & Tuesday.