Manufacturers Energized by President-Elect’s Focus on Manufacturing

Washington, D.C., December 21, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on the President-elect’s announcement on the creation of the White House National Trade Council under the leadership of Dr. Peter Navarro.

“Great things are on the horizon for manufacturers. Americans voted for change this election, and we’re energized by President-elect Trump's continued strong commitment to manufacturing in the United States. Today the President-elect sent another clear signal to the millions of Americans employed in manufacturing that they will be ‘put first’ in his Administration.

“We welcome the President-elect’s decision to put action behind the force of his words with the formation of the White House National Trade Council. We look forward to working with the President-elect and Dr. Navarro to enact the policies we need to strengthen and grow manufacturing in America."


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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