2014 Press Releases

  • NAMs Timmons Recognized with Business Citizen Award

    11 June 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., June 11, 2014 – Today, National Association of Manufacturers NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons was presented with the Business Citizen Award by the Friends of Adam Smith Foundation and the Business-Industry Political Action Committee. The award is given annually to a business leader with an outstanding record of achievement in supporting and advancing the principles of free enterprise: free markets, low taxes, limited government, respect for private property and the promotion of a stable economy.

  • Manufacturers Bullish on Expected Sales and Capital Spending

    09 June 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., June 9, 2014 – Manufacturers are bullish about the future, projecting both the largest increase in capital spending as well as the largest uptick in expected sales in more than two years, according to the latest National Association of Manufacturers NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers.

  • New EPA Rule Will Threaten Manufacturers Competitive Advantage

    02 June 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    National Association of Manufacturers NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's EPA proposed standard for existing power plants:

  • Manufacturing Leaders Gather to Discuss Trade at Congressional Forum

    23 May 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    New Albany, Ohio, February 21, 2014 – Leaders from Washington, D.C., and across Ohio took part in a congressional forum today at Commercial Vehicle Group's (CVG) New Albany, Ohio, facility to discuss the importance of trade to growing the state's manufacturing economy. CVG President and CEO Richard Lavin and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey participated in the forum alongside representatives from The Procter & Gamble Company, Dana Holding Corporation and Honda of America Mfg. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH-12), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade agreements, delivered remarks on the importance of trade to Ohio.

  • Manufacturing Ally Andrews Right Choice to Help Lead Department of Commerce

    23 May 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    National Association of Manufacturers NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement on the nomination of Bruce Andrews for deputy secretary of the Department of Commerce:

  • Manufacturers Win First Round Against IRS Effort to Silence Advocacy Groups

    22 May 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly released this statement after the Internal Revenue Service IRS announced plans to drop its proposed rules to govern tax-exempt social welfare organizations on candidate-related political activities:

  • Manufacturers Applaud Passage of WRRDA Conference Report

    20 May 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Manufacturers Applaud Passage of WRRDA Conference ReportLegislation Will Ensure Critical Investment in Our Nation’s Ports and Waterways National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement after passage of the conference

  • New Study Reveals PBGC Premium Increases Bring Significant Job Loss

    14 May 2014 | Press Release

    The Pension Coalition unveiled a new study today, Increasing Pension Premiums: The Impact on Jobs and Economic Growth, revealing the significant economic impact and job loss that would accompany the proposed billions of dollars in increases to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums.

  • Timmons: Crumbling Infrastructure Hurting Manufacturers

    12 May 2014 | Press Release

    Speaking on a panel organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Council on Competitiveness and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons delivered a simple message for policymakers: Our nation's aging and crumbling infrastructure is impeding manufacturers' competitiveness. As the kickoff event to Infrastructure Week 2014, the panel also included other national infrastructure leaders, including U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue, Council on Competitiveness President and CEO Deborah Wince-Smith and Organization for International Investment President and CEO Nancy McLernon.

  • Manufacturers: Passage of Permanent RD Credit a Step Forward for Innovation

    09 May 2014 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement congratulating the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4438, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014, which would enact a stronger, permanent research and development (R&D) tax credit:

  • Message for Capitol Hill: Manufacturing Jobs Depend on the Ex-Im Bank

    08 May 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Manufacturers representing a wide array of industry sectors left their shop floors today to be on Capitol Hill to deliver a clear message to lawmakers: the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank is a vital tool to help increase U.S. exports and grow American jobs.

  • NAM and Laborers Union Release New Ad

    05 May 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., May 5, 2014 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which represents more than 12 million men and women who make things in the United States, today joined with the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), which represents nearly 500 local union chapters in the United States and Canada, to release a new web ad calling on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The potential economic impact of the Keystone XL pipeline forged the NAM and LIUNA's strong partnership. Approval and construction of the project will boost economic growth and create thousands of jobs for workers in the United States.

  • NAM Releases State Trade Fact Sheets

    01 May 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    As part of an effort to continue to educate policymakers and the public on the importance of trade, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released today updated fact sheets based on full-year 2013 data that highlight the importance of manufactured goods exports for jobs and growth in all 50 states. The NAM also reiterated its call for Congress to take swift action on bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.

  • Manufacturers Stunned by Meritless Delay of Keystone XL Pipeline

    18 April 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement following the White House's decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline yet again:

  • New NAM Poll Says Voters Want Candidates Who Support a Simpler Tax Code

    14 April 2014 | Press Release

    New NAM Poll Says Voters Want Candidates Who Support a Simpler Tax CodeIssue Will Be a Key Decision Point in Upcoming Election In advance of Tax Day, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is drawing attention to how significant tax