2014 Press Releases

  • New Poll Finds Americans Concerned About Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

    22 October 2014 | Press Release

    Polling data released by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF) finds that Americans have major concerns about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations and are unwilling to pay even a dollar more for energy in exchange for these new rules.

  • How to Build the Skilled Talent Pipeline

    10 October 2014 | Press Release

    The NAM's Task Force on Competitiveness & the Workforce  created a toolkit and guide to help manufacturing leaders collaborate in their local communities to determine the key competencies needed for new hires to succeed in today’s advanced manufacturing operations, develop a plan for local workforce training providers to deliver the needed training and grow a pipeline to ensure a supply of future skilled talent.

  • Manufacturers Honor Kimray, Inc. with Community Service Award

    02 October 2014 | Press Release

    The NAM recognized Kimray, Inc. of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with the Sandy Trowbridge Award for Excellence in Community Service at the NAM’s Board of Directors meeting.

  • Manufacturing Army to Make Voice Heard in 2014 Elections

    02 October 2014 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today released a new video to inspire voters to make their voices heard in the upcoming elections. 

  • Manufacturers Announce Legislative Excellence Award Winners

    01 October 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

  • New Report Shows Status Quo on Infrastructure Hampers Competitiveness

    23 September 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    A new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers NAM and conducted by Inforum at the University of Maryland offers a view into the economic benefits the U.S. economy would reap with a more concerted effort to address the nation's infrastructure needs.

  • Manufacturers Welcome Extension of Moratorium on Internet Taxes

    18 September 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., September 18, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued this statement thanking Congress for including the ban on taxing Internet access in the continuing resolution approved this week: –Manufacturers view the Internet as a critical piece of the infrastructure that has transformed manufacturing into the sleek, technology-driven industry it is today.

  • Manufacturers Competitiveness Hampered Without Long-Term Reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank

    18 September 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., September 18, 2014 – Following House and Senate passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import Ex-Im Bank, National Association of Manufacturers NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement: –A bipartisan majority in both chambers of Congress acted to prevent the Ex-Im Bank from closing on September 30. However, they have not given manufacturers any more certainty with a short-term extension. It is critical to manufacturers and their employees that Congress accelerates its work to put in place a long-term solution as quickly as possible.

  • Manufacturers: Congress Must Focus on Long-Term Reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank

    17 September 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., September 17, 2014 – Following House passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import Ex-Im Bank, National Association of Manufacturers NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued this statement: –The House acted today to keep the Ex-Im Bank open past September 30. The bad news is that this extension does nothing to provide manufacturers and small businesses with the certainty they need to compete in a global economy. Simply put, Congress's work is far from over.

  • OECDs Proposals Offer Even Further Proof That Comprehensive Tax Reform Is Needed Now

    16 September 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., September 16, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued this statement following the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's OECD release today of several recommendations as part of its current focus on base erosion and profit shifting.

  • Manufacturers: Free Political Speech a Bedrock of Democracy

    11 September 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., September 11, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM Vice President of Infrastructure, Legal and Regulatory Policy Rosario Palmieri issued this statement in support of the Senate's rejection of S.J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment that would obstruct the opportunity to participate in the political process.

  • Pay Up: Federal Regulations Cost U.S. Economy More Than $2 Trillion Annually

    10 September 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., September 10, 2014 – Complying with federal regulations costs Americans $2.028 trillion in lost economic growth annually, or roughly equivalent to 12 percent of total GDP that could be invested back into our nation's businesses, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers NAM.

  • Manufacturers Weigh in on Indian Prime Ministers First 100 Days

    09 September 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., September 9, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued the following statement assessing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first 100 days in office.

  • NAMIndustryWeek Survey Shows Manufacturers Optimism at Odds with Deep Frustration Regarding Washington

    09 September 2014 | Press Release

    The latest National Association of Manufacturers NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers shows manufacturers continue to face significant challenges due to policies emanating from Washington, including a broken tax code and energy regulations, and remain extremely frustrated as a result.