Local Services
The San Fernando Valley NTMA

Government Affairs:

NTMA influences public policy through the Small Manufacturers Association of California (SMA). Benefits include regulatory fax updates, legislative tracking and testimony on manufacturing issues.



California has many legislative, regulatory and academic hearings that affect the business environment of manufacturers. The SMA coordinates the NTMA's response within California by attending these events or identifying NTMA members to provide testimony on behalf of machining firms. SMAC also provides assistance to NTMA at the Federal level by testifying on issues such as small business tax reform and aerospace procurement from a California perspective.


Track Record:

  • Placed SMA and NTMA members on state and local commissions such as Industrial Welfare Commission's Wage Board, Workforce Investment Board and California Apprenticeship Council
  • Provide linkages and alliances to various state-wide associations such as California Small Business Association, California Metals Coalition, California Small Business Alliance, The Employer Group and California Coalition for Worker's Compensation Reform
  • Develop legislation targeting the needs of small and mid-sized manufacturing firms.
  • Identify opportunities for California NTMA Chapters to improve benefits to members. Past success are implementing NIMS Skill Standards, co-founding Small Manufacturers Institute, participating in various state and federal grants, creating Coalition for Manufacturing Careers and the WESTEC Student Summit



"The San Fernando Valley NTMA was a co-founder of the Small Manufacturers Association of California. Their insight and passion has made lasting imprints in where California Public Policy has been and where it’s going. The NTMA understands that collaboration with other groups is critical if we are going to influence public policy. The San Fernando Valley Chapter makes a contribution to the SMA to cover your SMA membership dues – Doubling your membership value."

David Goodreau Chairman, SMAC