Manufacturers Urge Senator Collins to Support Tax Reform

Washington, DC – Today, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and former Windham Millwork President Bruce Pulkkinen urged Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) to support the Senate’s tax reform legislation.

“Tax reform is the manufacturing issue of this generation. So I want to be very direct. There really is no better, no bigger, no bolder way to support manufacturing in Maine and across America than for senators to cast a vote for this important bill,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Tax reform is the right thing to do for manufacturing workers. They don’t want to wait any longer. A strong manufacturing sector is good for America and American workers. We respect all Senator Collins has done for manufacturing and manufacturing workers as a senator, and we’re encouraging her to be there for us again on this critical vote for tax reform.”
“Our current tax code has held our company back for far too long. We need the Senate to act on tax reform to help us level the playing field with competition we face from Canada and other countries,” said Windham Millwork senior advisor and former president Bruce Pulkkinen. “Importantly, tax reform will enable us to provide our employees with better salaries, wages and benefits which will have a real impact to improve the standard of living for them and their families…We appreciate Senator Collins’ strong support for manufacturers and urge her to stand up for our company’s employees by acting boldly and voting for tax reform. We can’t accept the status quo that will be maintained by failing to act.” 


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

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