CESMII is featured on pages 70-74 of the report showcasing our developments in technology advancement, workforce development, ecosystem innovation and success stories.

“Leveraging our CESMII membership, J&J implemented an SM strategy that resulted in improvements in predictive maintenance, chemical cleaning efficiency, and reduced waste of scrapped product. This all has indirect and direct impact on energy productivity.” 

Ken Creasy

VP Smart Platforms Technology and Innovation, Johnson & Johnson

“Our vision, as two nonprofit organizations [CESMII and SME] focused on creating a more productive and competitive manufacturing environment, is completely aligned around accelerating the transformation of the U.S. manufacturing workforce.”

Jeannine Kunz

Vice President , Tooling U–SME

“CESMII is a very special organization, delivering game-changing guidance and technology for manufacturers, to support them in the transfer and adoption of new Smart Manufacturing technologies. CESMII provides CMTC the necessary resources to successfully engage California manufacturers in the deployment of smart solutions.” 

James Watson

President and CEO, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

The White House convened a Manufacturing USA leadership summit on Monday, October 24, which included the directors of all 16 Manufacturing USA institutes, Administration officials, and federal agency leaders. Institute directors met with the Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council (NEC), Brian Deese, Deputy NEC Director Sameera Fazili, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jason Miller, along with Deputy and Under Secretaries from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, Department of Labor, and Department of Agriculture to discuss the role the Manufacturing USA institutes play in advancing American manufacturing. Representatives from the Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Transportation, Department of Treasury, NASA, National Science Foundation, and Council of Economic Advisors were also in attendance. 

During the summit, the Manufacturing USA 2022 Highlights Report was released. The report showcases the manufacturing technology and workforce development innovations underway at the Manufacturing USA institutes, which are delivering value for manufacturers and the American public.  

Highlights from the report:

  • In fiscal year 2021, the institutes:
  • Worked with 2,300 member organizations, 63% are manufacturers and 72% of those are small companies (less than 500 employees)
  • Conducted 708 major research and development projects
  • Engaged more than 90,000 students, workers and teachers in advanced manufacturing workforce development and training
  • Leveraged $127 million in base federal funds to attract $354 million in funds from state, federal and pandemic funds, and private funds
  • Strengthening the nation’s manufacturing supply chains
  • Building innovation ecosystems to effectively collaborate on applied R&D, moving American discoveries into production
  • Empowering the current and next generation workforce through activities with national partners, such as the NIIMBL eXperience to inspire diversity and interest in advanced manufacturing careers and America Makes working with NextFlex launched the Additive Edge project to introduce high school students to additive manufacturing.
  • A novel approach to strengthen American economic competitiveness and help ensure that what is invented here is made here by a skilled American workforce.

CESMII CEO, John Dyck among the 16 Manufacturing USA Institute Directors invited to the Manufacturing USA Leadership Summit at The White House, October 24, 2022.