NAM, IPTV and Vermeer Corporation to Host 2016 Presidential Candidates Forum on Manufacturing

Forum Will Focus on Economy, Key Issues for Manufacturers and Employees

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

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

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

Washington, D.C., July 21, 2015 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Iowa Public Television (IPTV) and Vermeer Corporation announced today they will host a Presidential Candidates Forum on Manufacturing. This bipartisan manufacturers’ forum provides candidates in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses an opportunity to directly address chief concerns, topics and policies about which manufacturers care and by which they are the most impacted.

The NAM serves as a vocal advocate in Washington and with policymakers throughout the United States. The NAM has been an innovative leader connecting employers and employees to get-out-the-vote efforts, candidates and information to make an informed decision.

IPTV’s broadcast of the Presidential Candidates Forum on Manufacturing continues a tradition of political coverage stretching across more than 10 caucus cycles and four decades. IPTV is committed to increasing the public discourse on key economic issues confronting businesses with statewide, national and global implications. The forum presents an opportunity for public television viewers to witness an in-depth conversation on the future of a key sector of both Iowa’s rural and urban economies.

Qualifying candidates will take questions on November 2 in front of manufacturers and workers at Vermeer Corporation’s headquarters in Pella, Iowa. Vermeer Corporation is a family-owned and -operated manufacturing company that produces construction, agricultural and environmental equipment.

Media inquiries should be directed to Mallory Micetich at or Susan Ramsey at



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, Hawarden; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming, channels, reception and more can be found at

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

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