MFASC and MFANC recently held their annual November Legislation Dinner meetings in Los Angeles and San Jose. Christian Richter from NASF and Jerry Desmond from Sacramento were the guest speakers giving insight into local and national politics. MFASC Executive Director, Bryan Leiker addressed current issues with AQMD and CARB. Both meetings had great turnouts and all guests enjoyed a nice dinner and opportunity to network with association colleagues. A special award of recognition was presented to California Small Business Alliance
AQMD Rule amendment 1469 passed on November 2, 2018 at the South Coast Governing Board meeting. MFASC has been fighting this rule amendment for more than a year an half and having spent close to $ 600,000. The final rule has many changes favorable to our industry thanks to the associations efforts. MFASC Executive Board Member, Wesley Turnbow and MFASC Executive Director, Bryan Leiker spoke at the meeting. Please check back for future updates on how this rule amendment will
MFASC member company Aircraft X-Ray Laboratories recently hosted a fundraiser and tour for Miguel Santiago for California Assembly 2018. Mr. Santiago enjoyed a personal tour of Aircraft X-Ray Laboratories and was able to network with MFASC board members in attendance. Thank you To Justin Guzman and Wesley Turnbow for helping to arrange this productive event.
October 13, 2018 Congratulations to Sam Bell from Metal Surfaces on receiving the MFASC Lifetime Achievement Award on October 13, 2018 at the Fall Outing. Sam Bell has served on the MFASC board for over 30 years, and is a past president of the association. The MFASC board of directors would like to thank Sam Bell for his many years of service.
September 25th and 27th, 2018 MFASC & MFANC recently held their annual Metal Finishing Conference in Southern California on September 25th and Northern California on September 27th. This year both conferences enjoyed record turnout and participation from the membership. Guests were treated to a packed hall of exhibitors, informative seminars and a great dinner. Over fifty thousand dollars was raised collectively to help the associations. MFASC & MFANC would like to thank all the event sponsors this year. MFASC Dinner Sponsors: Haviland Products,
June 4-6, 2018 Board members from the Metal Finishing Association of California attended NASF SUR/FIN in Cleveland June 4 – 6, 2018. California board members Terry McGuinness, Jim Mille, Justin Guzman, Dan Zinman and Executive Director Bryan Leiker participated in an NASF chapter meeting to help improve relations and membership benefits. MFASC Executive Board member, Wesley Turnbow and MFANC Executive Board member, Jim Miille received the NASF Award of Merit for their service and achievement to the industry.
May 21, 2018 The 26th annual MFASC Golf Tournament & Fundraiser was on May 21st at Industry Hills Golf Club. This year we had a great turnout with perfect golfing weather, and thanks to our sponsors and players over $ 25,000.00 dollars was raised to help fund important association activities. Thank you to our sponsors!
May 12, 2018 The MFANC Spring Outing was on Saturday, May 12th at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, CA. Over 50 guests enjoyed a private suit overlooking the horse races with a fabulous champagne buffet. It was a great day for all the participated and helped by supporting the Metal Finishing Association of Northern California.
May 4, 2018 MFASC had a strong showing of supporters, including over 200 hundred employees and business owners attend the May 4, 2018 AQMD Governing Board meeting. Over fifty of our members testified in front of the AQMD Board about the devastating impact of the current draft of Rule 1469. The board heard our voice and delayed the board vote till at least September and instructed AQMD staff to continue to work with MFASC on a better rule. Please continue to
Sanitation Districts Earth Day EventApril 14, 2018 MFASC is proud to have exhibited at the 2018 Sanitation District of Whittier’s Earth Day event. This event featured fun and educational activities for all ages. This year over 3000 people attended and many of them learned about how the Metal Finishing Association of California works to protect our environment. Thank you to board members Alan Olick, Vince Grana, Sam Bell, Jerry Wahlin and Justin Guzman for working the booth.