2013 Press Releases

  • Manufacturers Downgrade Washington

    17 October 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., October 16, 2013 – After Congress today passed a bill ending the 16-day government shutdown and increasing the country's borrowing authority, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement: –Today's agreement avoided immediate economic catastrophe, but President Obama and Congress have done nothing to address the underlying causes of our serious fiscal problems. All that is guaranteed is that we will find ourselves in this situation again in a few months. The President and Congress must find a way to work together–to avoid bringing us so close to default and meet the responsibilities placed on them by the American people. Manufacturers need Washington to implement reforms that will address our broken tax code and massive entitlement costs to help our nation avoid such brinksmanship in the future.

  • Manufacturers EPA Challenge to Be Heard Before Supreme Court

    15 October 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., October 15, 2013 – The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would accept the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other associations' petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement following the decision:

  • Manufacturers Ask Supreme Court to Review Class Action Lawsuits That Hurt Competitiveness

    11 October 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., October 11, 2013 - In a brief filed today, the Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action joined other business groups in calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., challenging a key precedent in securities class action cases.

  • NAM, ABAC and NCAPEC Release New Report Highlighting Prerequisites for Infrastructure Investment and Development in APEC Economies

    05 October 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Bali, Indonesia, October 5, 2013 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) joined with the National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) to develop a report entitled –Attracting and Harnessing Infrastructure FDI to Secure Lasting Economic Growth.– The report highlights how diverse government institutions and areas of policy need to be coordinated to facilitate successful foreign direct investment (FDI) in infrastructure in close cooperation with the private sector.

  • More Than 800 Manufacturers Shine Spotlight on Careers and Innovation

    04 October 2013 | Press Release

    As part of the second-annual Manufacturing Day, more than 800 manufacturers across the nation are opening their doors and sharing the innovative and advanced operations that make manufacturing among the most rewarding career options available. Tripling in size since last year's inaugural event, Manufacturing Day offers students and members of the community an up close view of the dynamic, highly skilled jobs available in modern manufacturing. It spotlights the outstanding opportunities that exist and highlights that manufacturing is a 21st-century industry that is constantly evolving.

  • Manufacturing Leaders Launch Task Force to Tackle Workforce and Competitiveness Issues

    03 October 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., October 3, 2013 – Caterpillar Chairman and CEO and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board Chair Doug Oberhelman announced the formation of a task force of business and manufacturing leaders that will tackle the workforce challenges hampering the continued growth of American manufacturing competitiveness in the global marketplace.

  • NAM Board Passes Resolution Calling on Administration and Congress to Renew Trade Promotion Authority

    03 October 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., October 3, 2013 – In a rare resolution vote today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board of Directors called on the Administration and Congress to act quickly to restore Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) so that the United States can open markets and pursue the type of robust trade policies and agreements that will help grow manufacturing.

  • Manufacturers Honor FONA with Community Service Award

    02 October 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., October 2, 2013 –The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recognized FONA International of Geneva, Illinois, with the Sandy Trowbridge Award for Excellence in Community Service. The Trowbridge Award honors an NAM member company that has shown exemplary leadership in serving its community or state and is an example of the giving spirit of our nation's manufacturers and businesses.

  • Manufacturers: Shutdown Prioritizes Gridlock Over Competitiveness

    01 October 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued the following statement after Congress failed to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government beyond September 30:

  • NAM Builds Advocacy Muscle

    26 September 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., September 26, 2013 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) launched the Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action, an effort to significantly amplify the voice of manufacturers in the courts on behalf of the 12 million men and women who make things in the United States. The Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action will strategically engage in litigation as a direct party, intervene in litigation important to our 12,000 members and weigh in as amicus curiae on important cases. It will also engage the media and educate the general public on the important legal issues confronting manufacturers.

  • NAM Joins U.S. Business Organizations Urging President Obama to Address Indias Harmful Trade Practices with Prime Minister Singh

    26 September 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 26, 2013 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) joined 17 other business organizations on a letter urging President Obama to address India's discriminatory trade barriers, which are harming U.S. manufacturers, during his upcoming meeting with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday.

  • Manufacturers Commend Labor Officials for Supporting Coal Exports

    25 September 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., September 25, 2013 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement following a press conference by officials from the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, the AFL-CIO and the International Union of Operating Engineers, announcing their support of the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to limit the scope of its environmental review of the proposed Millennium Terminal in Longview, Washington, to the local impact of the project.

  • NAM Applauds Bipartisan Governors for Urging President Obama to Address Indias Unfair Trade Actions with the Indian Prime Minister

    25 September 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2013 – Today the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) applauded the 14 bipartisan U.S. governors, led by Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), co-chairs of the National Governors Association, for sending a letter to President Obama urging him to address India's growing unfair trade policies in his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

  • Nationwide Survey Shows Need for Critical Infrastructure Investments

    17 September 2013 | Press Release

    Philadelphia, PA, September 17, 2013 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons joined today with Building America's Future (BAF) Co-Chair and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to unveil a new survey that highlights manufacturers' concerns about America's roads and bridges, transit and aviation systems and ports.

  • NAM IndustryWeek Survey Shows Continued Concerns Over Rising Health Care Costs, the Federal Debt and an Uncertain Regulatory Environment

    09 September 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    The latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers shows that concerns over rising health care costs, our nation's long-term fiscal challenges and increasing regulatory burdens continue to loom large for manufacturers.