Grass Valley and Nevada City-based manufacturing businesses recognized |

Grass Valley and Nevada City-based manufacturing businesses recognized

Several local businesses were honored as part of the “Nor-Cal 100” list by Innovate North State, which announces manufacturers that are making tremendous economic contributions.

The companies from Grass Valley include AJA Video Systems, Benchmark Thermal, High Sierra Electronics, J Manufacturing and Zap Manufacturing and those from Nevada City include RCG Engineering, Sierra Metal and Telestream.

The Nor-Cal 100 will be honored at the American Manufacturing Repatriation Summit, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s “Big Room” in Chico.

The honors of the 100 Northern California manufacturers will be presented by USDA Rural Development State Director Dr. Glenda Humiston and Louis Stewart from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

“The 100 manufacturers that make up the inaugural Nor-Cal 100 represent an amazing, in many cases unknown, group of businesses who are innovating throughout Northern California, selling products all over the world, and bringing dollars back home to the region,” said Jon Gregory, Innovate North State managing director.

The event will feature several speakers including Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp; Ulrich Honighausen, founder, Hausenware; Sandeep Duggal, CEO Extron, Inc.; Ed Frauenheim, author and senior editor of Workforce Management Magazine, Paul Stark, regional manager who will speak about Manufacturing Extension Centers, Daren Otten, sustainable manufacturing program coordinator at California State University, Chico’s College of Engineering; and Don Krysakowski, executive director of Work Training Center.

Seating is limited, so advance registration is recommended.

To register, visit or call 530-892-1707.

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