UNION CITY -- Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, has named a Tri-City tech manufacturer as her district's "Small Business of the Year."

Corbett gave the award to PTR Manufacturing, Inc., a Union City-based company that serves Silicon Valley companies by providing manufacturing in machining, sheet metal, welding and assemblies for several tech industries.

The family-owned company was founded by Sai La, a Vietnamese-born man who earned an AA degree in machining from Chabot College while working full time.

"PTR Manufacturing has distinguished itself as a small, family run business that excels in its industry and serves as a great community resource in the East Bay and throughout California," Corbett said.

Corbett represents the state's 10th Senate District, which includes Alameda County cities such as San Leandro, Hayward, Pleasanton and Fremont, as well as San Jose and Milpitas in Santa Clara County.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.



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