WIIN Act A Long-Awaited Victory for Manufacturers

Washington, D.C., December 10, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after final passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN):

“There’s no better way to end the 114th Congress than with a long-awaited victory for manufacturers. With WIIN, we can keep our manufactured goods moving on America’s waterways. We can get our products to market more quickly—certainly a win for customers and a win for the men and women who makes those products. But now, let’s take it to the next level. The next Congress and new administration should build on this achievement with a bigger, comprehensive plan for infrastructure renewal, as laid out in the NAM’s ‘Building to Win’ infrastructure initiative.

“There is so much more we have to build if we’re going to grow manufacturing and lead in the world economy. Manufacturers are encouraged that President-elect Trump is committed to infrastructure investment, including for our waterways, and has even cited ‘Building to Win’ in his campaign platform. We’re ready to get to work and looking forward to the new opportunities in the new year.”

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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 $2.17 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.

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