Rep. Richard Hudson to Visit Ingersoll Rand in Southern Pines to Discuss the Skills Gap Crisis in Manufacturing

Rep. Hudson to Participate in Facility Tour, Employee Town Hall and Business Leader Roundtable

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Ingersoll Rand will host Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-8) for a facility tour, employee town hall and business leader roundtable focused on the skills gap crisis in manufacturing and how filling the high-skilled jobs required for modern manufacturing is critical to North Carolina’s economic prosperity.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 460,200 jobs in North Carolina alone, according to the NAM.

Details are as follows and for planning purposes only:



Facility Tour, Employee Town Hall and Business Leader Roundtable



Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-8)
Brian Jones, Vice President of Government Affairs, Ingersoll Rand

Josh Ward, Director of Regional Public Affairs, NAM



Wednesday, August 29

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT



Ingersoll Rand

156 Aro Road

Southern Pines, NC 28387



MEDIA RSVP: Members of the media interested in attending the event should contact NAM Director of Regional Public Affairs Josh Ward at For all questions not related to event logistics, please email NAM Media Relations at Members of the media are welcome to take B-roll footage of the employee town hall beginning at 3:00 p.m. Rep. Hudson will take questions from the media directly following the town hall at approximately 3:30 p.m. To schedule an interview with Rep. Hudson, please contact his communications director, Tatum Gibson, at



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 $2.25 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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