Manufacturers and Business Owners Talk Policy with Presidential Candidate Kasich

Tele–Town Hall Series Highlights Key Manufacturing Priorities with Presidential Candidates

Washington, D.C., December 10, 2015 – Manufacturers from across the United States participated in a tele–town hall today with 2016 presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-OH). On this call, Gov. Kasich addressed and answered questions from manufacturers and business owners on key policy issues, such as labor, tax, trade, infrastructure and environmental regulations.

The tele–town halls offer manufacturers and business owners an opportunity to hear directly from presidential candidates on policies that impact businesses, manufacturers and the economy. This call included an introduction from National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons.

“We can all agree the next President has to address key business issues head-on,” said Timmons on today’s call. “We’ve seen increased polarization and partisanship, both in Congress and on the campaign trail. So it’s increasingly up to the business community to bring people together to get this important work done. But that work can’t just happen in Washington. We have to mobilize employers and employees to contact their leaders. Manufacturers must cast their ballots based on the issues that matter to their economic future. We all have to work harder than ever to make sure businesses and manufacturers know what’s at stake in the coming presidential election.”

Gov. Kasich is the fourth presidential candidate to participate in the tele–town hall series hosted by the NAM, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors of America, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, the National Federation of Independent Business and the National Retail Federation.

For more information about manufacturing priorities and the NAM Election Center, click here.


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