Two businesses recently joined the Family Business Association of California, the only organization in the state that focuses exclusively on issues affecting California’s 1.4 million family businesses.

Ming’s Recycling Corporation recycles 230,000 tons of aluminum cans, plastic, fiber, and non-ferrous metals every year. Founded in 1989 by Ming Luong, the Sacramento-based company employs 110 people and operates a second location in Hayward. Luong’s son, Kenny, is the current president and his brother, Kevin, gave up his practice as an orthopedic surgeon in 2006 to join the company as marketing director and CFO.

Joining as an associate member is The Policy and Taxation Group, a company formed in 2013 to fight the federal death tax and educate the public about estate and fight taxes and generation-skipping issues that can seriously affect the ability of family businesses to remain family-owned into the next generation. The group is based in Anaheim Hills.

FBA Executive Director Robert Rivinius welcomed the new members and said they will further enhance the Association’s ability to educate state policymakers about the importance of family businesses.

“California’s family businesses employ an estimated 7 million people statewide and are important foundations of their communities, yet the state continues to add requirements that make it harder for these Main Street businesses to succeed,” Rivinius said. “There is strength in numbers, and we appreciate the support that these two companies will make to our mission.”

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