Manufacturers Welcome President Trump’s Nomination of Alexander Acosta

Washington, D.C., February 16, 2017 – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on the nomination of Alexander Acosta as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor:

“Manufacturers are encouraged by President Donald Trump’s nomination of Alexander Acosta as secretary of labor. Acosta is a proven leader who understands the complexities of the modern workplace. We are hopeful that he will listen to manufacturers’ concerns as we work to strengthen employer–employee relationships and provide workers with the right skills to succeed. In recent years, regulations coming out of the Department of Labor have too often been overreaching and counterproductive, harming manufacturers’ abilities to create jobs and do what’s best for the millions of hardworking men and women employed in manufacturing careers. Today’s nomination is a positive sign that change is coming.” 


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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