The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA) and the Fresno Business Council (FBC) will host Valley Made: The Fourth Annual Manufacturing Summit on Thursday, May 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall.
It started with some manufacturers getting together with a vision to build a world-class career and technical education ecosystem in their area. The Fresno [California] Business Council incubated the idea and about four years ago began taking an inventory of what was available from an educational standpoint for career and technical programs for a variety…Details
Javier Camacho has joined the Betts Truck Parts & Service Fresno team as branch manager. Camacho comes to Betts Truck Parts & Service with more than 20 years of industry experience. The company says he will be responsible for leading, directing, and coaching the team on a day-to-day basis to further Improve The Way Things Move at Betts…Details
It comes as no surprise to the aftermarket industry that it’s in dire need of qualified medium- and heavy-duty maintenance technicians. Helping to spearhead efforts to get students interested in the field – and to develop the curriculum and facilities needed to learn the trade – is Mike Betts, chairman and CEO, Betts Company.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno Unified is investing $9 million in its students by providing a first of its kind state of the art trades facility for high schoolers to learn real workplace experience before graduation.Details
Chairman & CEO San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Association Education: Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, University of the Pacific
Betts Co. is a bit of an outlier in the Central Valley manufacturing scene. For one, as it prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary next year, it is very likely the oldest business located in Fresno and the entire San Joaquin Valley. And, it is one of a growing number of businesses that were born…Details
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.