Business Success Stories
“Trinity Construction is located in the San Bernardino Mountains, in the city of Cedar Glen. Our company caters to Industrial, Residential/Commercial, Public Works and Lake & Dock construction projects. Trinity Construction had no consistent branding in the marketplace. While we work across 5 different major areas of operations we have done so for years without a clear, concise and consistent brand. Our website was very out of date, as well as not being responsive or mobile optimized which was affecting our SEO rankings.
We would like to thank Ron Stark and his team at Voice Marketing for guiding us through the process of improving our logo, selecting a color palette, defining our typography and creating a new and fresh branded stationary set, including letterhead, envelopes, business cards and Email signature. Delivered in print but more importantly on a DVD so we have access to fully editable files.
Once our branding was complete they then dove into the arduous task of creating a whole new modern website for us.
Our site is now Google friendly, SEO optimized, intuitive and compelling. The best part is, we can easily access the backend
of the site and make any changes or improvements ourselves without having to hire or pay someone else to do it.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank San Bernardino County and for making programs like this available to companies like ours. I would also like to thank Ron Stark and his team at Voice Marketing for taking the time to deliver the
quality work that we received. It is good to know that there are resources and programs like these to help save jobs in San Bernardino County. We will save 10 jobs and hope to add 5 more at an average rate of $52,000 per year.”
“The management and staff at Adventure Cabins are very appreciative-of the support from the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board in assisting us with the services provided by California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC).
Our small family owned and operated manufacturing facility produces towable cabins, studios, and backyard cottages, established in San Bernardino in 1999. Growth at Adventure Cabins was stagnant prior to the WDB investment. A forced relocation in May, 2016 has additionally impacted our business growth. We operated with high lead-times, poor on-time delivery ratings, and poor marketing tactics to the “tiny home” community.
CMTC has allowed us to implement Lean Manufacturing tools to improve our lead-times and our ability to improve our planning process. In addition, the CMTC has given our company the digital marketing requirements to be seen and viewed digitally. In addition, we were able to accomplish the following:
Jobs Retained – 7
Jobs Created – 2 to 10*
Sales Retained – $70K
Sales Increased – $130K
Cost Savings – $45K
Retirement among the baby boomers is causing the need for ongoing recruitment at manufacturing company Vista Metals Corp.
The company recently reached out to the Workforce Investment Board for help in hiring new production workers at its plant in Fontana, where 240 staff are employed.
“Finding workers with the right skills is always a challenge for us,” said Vista Metal’s Human Resources Manager Sheryl Baez. “Many of our staff have been with us for up to 30 years and we are now looking to replace those workers by finding the next generation of skilled engineers and machinists.”
In the last four months the company has recruited three staff through the WIB’s On-the-Job Training program which re-reimburses some of the costs for training new hires during the first three months of their employment.
The new employees work in the casting house and are involved with cutting materials, casting, molding and finishing products to prepare for shipment.
“The WIB program has been very beneficial to us, but not just from a monetary point of view, but by providing a great opportunity for us to find good quality staff,” said Baez. “The WIB representatives work effectively to match us with the right employees and also support the trainees to ensure they are successful.”
She added: “We will continue to work closely with the Workforce Investment Board and local schools to help us find the skilled employees we need.”
For small business owners, the expense of hiring and training new employees can make the difference between turning a profit or not. One such business owner is Tim Young of Tim Young Underground, a family-run construction company. After acquiring a great new housing project, the company needed to hire additional staff.
Tim maximized the business benefits of the San Bernardino County Workforce Development On-the-Job Training Program which provides partial wage reimbursement to employers during a new hire’s designated training period, up to 90 days. “When I heard the program would pay half of the new hire’s wages, it was very appealing to me because it would save me money,” Tim said. Shellie Swanston from the Workforce Development Board’s Business Services Team made all the necessary arrangements. This included interviewing and hiring a new employee, finalizing the contract and bank paperwork for the company to receive the reimbursement via direct deposit.
Tim was so impressed with the program that he signed up for it a second time. “This was tremendously helpful to our business. I was able to obtain highly motivated employees to join my team,” Tim recounted. The program serves as a benefit to job seekers as much as it does employers by providing them the opportunity to earn money while being trained in a new profession or skill.