Judy Woodruff to Moderate NAM 2016 Presidential Candidates Forum on Manufacturing

Veteran Moderator Will Lead Bipartisan Discussion on Manufacturing

Washington, D.C., September 9, 2015 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Iowa Public Television (IPTV) and Vermeer Corporation are pleased to announce that Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor of “The PBS NewsHour” and veteran moderator of presidential and vice presidential debates, will moderate the 2016 Presidential Candidates Forum on Manufacturing in Pella, Iowa.

During this bipartisan forum, Woodruff and manufacturers in the audience will offer presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses an opportunity to directly address chief concerns, topics and policies most pertinent to manufacturers and the manufacturing economy. Details for the event are below.

What: NAM/IPTV/Vermeer 2016 Presidential Candidates Forum on Manufacturing 

Who: Moderated by Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor of “The PBS NewsHour”

When: Monday, November 2, 2015
9:30 a.m. (CST) 

Where: Vermeer Corporation Global Pavilion
2110 Vermeer Road East
Pella, Iowa 50219

Qualifying candidates will take questions from Woodruff in front of manufacturers and workers at Vermeer Corporation headquarters in Pella, Iowa. Vermeer Corporation is a family-owned and -operated manufacturing company that produces construction, agricultural and environmental equipment. 

IPTV will broadcast the forum, continuing a tradition of political coverage that spans 10 caucus cycles and four decades. 

PBS will also simulcast the event on its website, www.pbs.com/newshour.


About IPTV:
Iowa Public Television (IPTV) is Iowa’s statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa’s stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 2 million viewers a month turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. IPTV offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS and IPTV WORLD. IPTV stations include Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming, channels, reception and more can be found atIptv.org.

About NAM:
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

About Vermeer:
Vermeer Corporation delivers a real impact in a progressing world through the manufacture of high-quality underground construction, surface mining, tree care, environmental and agricultural equipment. Vermeer is headquartered in Pella, Iowa, U.S.A., with regional offices in Brazil, the Netherlands and Singapore; additional manufacturing facilities in South Dakota and Beijing; and more than 600 dealers located around the world. Vermeer helps customers in more than 60 nations stay connected to the necessities of life, manage natural resources and nourish a vibrant food supply. vermeer.com

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