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Rep. Wenstrup to Visit Sheffer to Tout Tax Reform, Discuss Skills Gap

Rep. Wenstrup to Participate in Facility Tour and Business Leader Roundtable

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Sheffer Corporation will host Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) for a facility tour and business leader roundtable focused on the historic tax reform law and the skills gap crisis in manufacturing.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 687,400 jobs in Ohio alone, according to the NAM. Since the enactment of tax reform, the manufacturing industry has added 192,000 jobs—more than double the number of jobs created over the same period last year.

Details are as follows and for planning purposes only:

WHAT: Facility Tour and Business Leader Roundtable
WHO: Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2)
Jeffrey R. Norris, President and CEO, Sheffer CorporationTodd Shelton, Director of Regional Public Affairs, NAM
WHEN:           Friday, August 31

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:           Sheffer Corporation

6990 Cornell Road

Blue Ash, OH 45242

MEDIA RSVP: Members of the media interested in attending the event should contact NAM Director of Regional Public Affairs Todd Shelton at tshelton@nam.org . For all questions not related to event logistics, please email NAM Media Relations atmediarequests@nam.org. Members of the media are welcome to cover the facility tour at 2:15 p.m. To schedule an interview with Rep. Wenstrup, please contact his communications director, Ann Tumolo, at ann.tumolo@mail.house.gov.

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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 www.nam.org.

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Rep. Budd Touts Tax Reform Benefits for Manufacturers at C.R. Onsrud

In Troutman, Rep. Budd, Business Leaders and Workers Discuss Tax Reform Benefits and Securing North Carolina’s Economic Prosperity

Troutman, NC – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and C.R. Onsrud hosted Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) for a facility tour, employee town hall and business leader roundtable to discuss the positive impact of tax reform and other ways Congress can better serve the interests of North Carolina’s manufacturers, manufacturing workers and their families.

Thanks to Rep. Budd’s support for tax reform, manufacturers in North Carolina and across America are delivering for our people and our communities, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Last year, manufacturers said that if tax reform became law, we would raise wages, hire new workers, buy equipment and make investments for the future. Now, manufacturers like C.R. Onsrud are keeping our promise, and America is better for it. Tax reform is empowering us to improve lives and livelihoods, and manufacturers are grateful for Rep. Budd’s leadership in making that possible.

During the visit, company leaders thanked Rep. Budd for voting in favor of the historic tax reform package and reiterated their optimism for the future of manufacturing in North Carolina.

The positive changes we are seeing throughout the U.S. economy thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cannot be overstated, said Rep. Budd. We have seen a major power shift from bureaucrats in Washington to every day Americans. People are seeing more money in their paychecks, more job opportunities and consumer confidence is at an 18-year high. We know that the manufacturing industry has not escaped this good news. Crediting the tax cuts, 93 percent of manufacturers say they have a positive outlook, 86 percent say they plan to increase investments and 77 percent plan to increase hiring. The manufacturing industry is a major part of this overall economic success, and I will continue to look for ways to get government out of the way of this important economic engine.

The roundtable focused on the importance of building on the momentum of tax reform to ensure manufacturers can continue to invest in their businesses and workers.

At C.R. Onsrud, we appreciate Rep. Budd’s commitment to pro-growth policies and regulatory reform, said Tom Onsrud, president and CEO of C.R. Onsrud. His vote for the tax legislation was a clear message that he stands with manufacturers and manufacturing workers across America. As a direct result of the tax legislation, C.R. Onsrud has hired an additional 40 employees and, due to the immediate capital expensing provision of the law, has invested over $8 million in plant upgrades and equipment necessary to grow our business. Because of Rep. Budd’s leadership in Washington, manufacturing in North Carolina will only continue to flourish.

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. Since the enactment of tax reform, the manufacturing industry has added 192,000 jobs—more than double the number of jobs created over the same period last year.

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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 www.nam.org.

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Rep. Richard Hudson Visits Ingersoll Rand to Discuss the Skills Gap Crisis in Manufacturing

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

Southern Pines, NC – Today,the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Ingersoll Rand hosted Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-8) for a facility tour, employee town hall and workforce development roundtable to discuss 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.

Manufacturers appreciate Rep. Hudson’s commitment to building the modern manufacturing workforce and expanding opportunities for American workers, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Ingersoll Rand, like manufacturers across this country, face an urgent need for trained, talented workers, a need that will only grow in the coming years. Right now, manufacturers have some 482,000 jobs to fill—jobs that are rewarding and high-paying and help families build brighter futures. By 2025, as many as 2 million manufacturing jobs could go unfilled, according to a study by Deloitte and the NAM’s Manufacturing Institute. So, we need all elected leaders engaged, and we’re grateful for Rep. Hudson’s leadership on this issue as well as other manufacturing issues like tax reform and regulatory relief, which have also empowered manufacturing workers.

During the facility tour, Rep. Hudson had the opportunity to see firsthand the types of high-skilled jobs required to run Ingersoll Rand’s machinery and equipment.

Working with the administration, we have delivered pro-growth policies and regulatory reforms that have undoubtedly led to more jobs and higher wages, said Rep. Hudson. We now have more job openings than people looking for work in our booming economy—and an increasing skills gap crisis in manufacturing. I remain committing to advancing legislation that closes the skills gap and helps equip workers with the tools they need to get these highly technical, good-paying jobs. Ingersoll Rand’s facility in Southern Pines has done a tremendous job partnering with local stakeholders—like Sandhills Community College—to make job training a priority.

During a roundtable discussion, company leaders thanked Rep. Hudson for his commitment to helping build the high-skilled workforce to fill modern manufacturing jobs.

As the manufacturing industry becomes more digital and sophisticated, there is a continuous and escalating need for a skilled workforce, said Mike Lamach, Chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand and NAM Executive Committee member. That’s why sustainable workforce development is so important to companies like Ingersoll Rand. With Manufacturing Day right around the corner, we appreciate leaders like Congressman Richard Hudson and the National Association of Manufacturers shining a spotlight on this important issue.

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.

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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 www.nam.org.

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Rep. Ted Budd to Visit C.R. Onsrud to Tout Tax Reform Benefits

Rep. Budd to Participate in Facility Tour, Employee Town Hall and Business Leader Roundtable on Tax Reform

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and C.R. Onsrud will host Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) for a facility tour, employee town hall and business leader roundtable focused on the historic tax reform law and its positive impact on North Carolina’s 13th District.

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. Since the enactment of tax reform, the manufacturing industry has added 192,000 jobs—more than double the number of jobs created over the same period last year.

Details are as follows and for planning purposes only:

WHAT: Facility Tour, Employee Town Hall and Business Leader Roundtable
WHO: Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13)
Tom Onsrud, President and CEO, C.R. OnsrudJosh Ward, Director of Regional Public Affairs, NAM
WHEN:           Thursday, August 30

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:           C.R. Onsrud

120 Technology Drive

Troutman, NC 28166

MEDIA RSVP: Members of the media interested in attending the town hall should contact NAM Director of Regional Public Affairs Josh Ward at jward@nam.orgFor all questions not related to event logistics, please email NAM Media Relations atmediarequests@nam.org. Members of the media are welcome to cover the facility tour at 11:00 a.m. and take B-roll and photos of the employee town hall at 11:30 a.m.To schedule an interview with Rep. Budd, please contact his communications director, Chase Jennings, at chase.jennings@mail.house.gov.

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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 www.nam.org.

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Rep. Budd Touts Tax Benefits for Workers at Southern Elevator Co.

In Greensboro, Rep. Budd, Business Leaders Discuss Tax Reform Benefits and Securing North Carolina’s Economic Prosperity

Greensboro, NC – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Southern Elevator Company hosted Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) for a business leader roundtable to discuss the positive impact of tax reform and other ways Congress can better serve the interests of North Carolina manufacturers, manufacturing workers and their families.

Thanks to Rep. Budd’s support for tax reform, manufacturers in North Carolina and across America are delivering for our people and our communities, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Last year, manufacturers said that if tax reform became law we would raise wages, hire new workers, buy equipment and make investments for the future. Now, manufacturers like Southern Elevator Company are keeping our promise, and America is better for it. Tax reform is empowering us to improve lives and livelihoods, and manufacturers are grateful for Rep. Budd’s leadership in making that possible.

During the visit, company leaders thanked Rep. Budd for voting in favor of the historic tax reform package and reiterated their optimism for the future of manufacturing in North Carolina.

The positive changes we are seeing throughout the U.S. economy thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cannot be overstated, said Rep. Budd. We have seen a major power shift from bureaucrats in Washington to every day Americans. People are seeing more money in their paychecks, more job opportunities and consumer confidence is at an 18-year high. We know that the manufacturing industry has not escaped this good news. Crediting the tax cuts, 93 percent of manufacturers say they have a positive outlook, 86 percent say they plan to increase investments and 77 percent plan to increase hiring. The manufacturing industry is a major part of this overall economic success, and I will continue to look for ways to get government out of the way of this important economic engine.

The roundtable focused on the importance of building on the momentum of tax reform to ensure manufacturers can continue to invest in their businesses and workers.

All of us at Southern Elevator are grateful for Rep. Budd’s commitment to economic growth and his vote to enact the new tax law, said Rodney Pitts, Chairman and CEO of Southern Elevator Company. The immediate capital expensing provision of the tax law has made a significant difference in Southern Elevator’s ability to grow and purchase equipment, and we consistently hear the same from our manufacturing clients. Because of Rep. Budd’s leadership in Congress, manufacturing in North Carolina will only continue to flourish.

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. Since the enactment of tax reform, the manufacturing industry has added 192,000 jobs—more than double the number of jobs created over the same period last year.

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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 www.nam.org.

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Rep. Latta Touts Tax Reform Benefits for Workers at Kalmbach Feeds

In Upper Sandusky, Rep. Latta, Business Leaders and Workers Discuss Tax Reform Benefits and Securing Ohio’s Economic Prosperity

Upper Sandusky, OH – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Kalmbach Feeds hosted Rep. Bob Latta (OH-5) for a facility tour to meet employees and a business leader roundtable to discuss the positive impact of tax reform and other ways Congress can better serve the interests of Ohio’s manufacturers, manufacturing workers and their families.

Thanks to Rep. Latta’s support for tax reform, manufacturers in Ohio and across America are delivering for our people and our communities, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Last year, manufacturers said that if tax reform became law we would raise wages, hire new workers, buy equipment and make investments for the future. Now, manufacturers like Kalmbach Feeds are keeping our promise, and America is better for it. Tax reform is empowering us to improve lives and livelihoods, and manufacturers are grateful for Rep. Latta’s leadership in making that possible.

During the visit, company leaders thanked Rep. Latta for voting in favor of the historic tax reform package and reiterated their optimism for the future of manufacturing in Ohio.

Ohio’s 5th Congressional District is home to more than 60,000 manufacturing jobs, said Rep. Latta. That means when the environment is positive for manufacturers, it benefits our entire region. Because of pro-growth policies like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we’re seeing Ohio businesses expand, create jobs, and produce more American-made products. Manufacturing confidence is also reaching record highs. I appreciated visiting Kalmbach Feeds to see the positive economic impact that historic tax reform is having for workers and businesses in Northwest and West Central Ohio.

The roundtable focused on the importance of building on the momentum of tax reform to ensure manufacturers can continue to invest in their businesses and workers.

I want to thank Rep. Bob Latta for his role in the successful efforts to reduce taxes and regulations, said Paul Kalmbach, President and CEO of Kalmbach Feeds. These reforms have made it easier for Kalmbach Feeds to invest in new equipment and capital improvements. Congressman Latta’s efforts have assisted in supporting a healthier manufacturing climate in Ohio and across the United States.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 687,400 jobs in Ohio alone, according to the NAM. Since the enactment of tax reform, the manufacturing industry has added 192,000 jobs—more than double the number of jobs created over the same period last year.

-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 $2.25 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 www.nam.org.

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Rep. Latta to Tout Tax Reform at Kalmbach Feeds in Upper Sandusky

Rep. Latta to Participate in Facility Tour and Business Leader Roundtable

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Kalmbach Feeds will host Rep. Bob Latta (OH-5) for a facility tour and business leader roundtable focused on the historic tax reform law and its positive impact on Ohio’s 5th District.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 687,400 jobs in Ohio alone, according to the NAM. Since the enactment of tax reform, the manufacturing industry has added 192,000 jobs—more than double the number of jobs created over the same period last year.

Details are as follows and for planning purposes only:

WHAT: Facility Tour and Business Leader Roundtable
WHO: Rep. Bob Latta (OH-5)
Paul Kalmbach, CEO, Kalmbach FeedsTodd Shelton, Director of Regional Public Affairs, NAM
WHEN:           Thursday, August 23

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:           Kalmbach Feeds

7148 State Highway 199

Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

MEDIA RSVP: Members of the media interested in attending the town hall should contact NAM Director of Regional Public Affairs Todd Shelton at tshelton@nam.orgFor all questions not related to event logistics, please email NAM Media Relations atmediarequests@nam.org. Media is welcome to cover the facility tour at 2:15 p.m. To schedule an interview with Rep. Latta, please contact his communications director, Drew Griffin, at drew.griffin@mail.house.gov.

-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 $2.25 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 www.nam.org.

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Rep. Johnson Touts Tax Reform at American Axle & Manufacturing

In Minerva, Rep. Johnson, Business Leaders and Workers Discuss Tax Reform Benefits and Need to Fill High-Skilled Jobs Required for Modern Manufacturin

Minerva, OH – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) hosted Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-6) for a facility tour to meet employees and a business leader roundtable to discuss the positive impact of tax reform and the need to fill the high-skilled jobs required for modern manufacturing, which is critical to Ohio’s economic prosperity.

Thanks to Rep. Johnson’s support for tax reform, manufacturers in Ohio and across America are delivering for manufacturing workers and their communities, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. We are keeping our promise to raise wages, hire new workers, buy equipment and make investments for the future. But at the same time, manufactures are facing a workforce crisis. With 482,000 jobs open today, manufacturers are in desperate need of talented workers to fill high-paying jobs. Manufacturers will need to fill more than 3 million jobs through 2025, but as many as 2 million could go unfilled if we don’t fundamentally transform our nation’s workforce development strategy. Manufacturers appreciate the work of leaders like Rep. Johnson to equip more people with the skills to secure a rewarding, meaningful career in modern manufacturing.

During the visit, company leaders thanked Rep. Johnson for voting in favor of the historic tax reform package and reiterated their optimism for the future of manufacturing in Ohio.

Reforming our nation’s outdated tax code through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has energized our economy, resulting in the lowest unemployment rate since 2000, record job creation, rising wages, and high levels of consumer and business optimism, said Rep. Johnson. It is absolutely vital that manufacturers in Eastern Ohio and across the country are supported, and I appreciated the opportunity to tour the AAM facility in Minerva and speak directly with employees there. I look forward to continuing my work to promote sensible policies that help both workers and employers—policies that ensure everyone wins.

The roundtable focused on the importance of building on the momentum of tax reform and helping build the high-skilled workforce to fill modern manufacturing jobs.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 687,400 jobs in Ohio alone, according to the NAM. Since the enactment of tax reform, the manufacturing industry has added 192,000 jobs—more than double the number of jobs created over the same period last year.

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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 www.nam.org.

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Rep. Gibbs Touts Tax Reform Benefits at The Belden Brick Company

In Sugarcreek, Rep. Gibbs, Business Leaders and Workers Discuss Tax Reform Benefits and Securing Ohio’s Economic Prosperity

Sugarcreek, OH – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Belden Brick Company hosted Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) for a facility tour and employee town hall to discuss the positive impact of tax reform and other ways Congress can better serve the interests of Ohio manufacturers, manufacturing workers and their families.

Thanks to Rep. Gibbs’ support for tax reform, manufacturers in Ohio and across America are delivering for manufacturing workers and their communities, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Last year, manufacturers said that if tax reform became law we would raise wages, hire new workers, buy equipment and make investments for the future. Now, manufacturers like The Belden Brick Company are keeping our promise, and America is better for it. Tax reform is empowering us to improve lives and livelihoods, and manufacturers are grateful for Rep. Gibbs’ leadership in making that possible.

During the visit, company leaders thanked Rep. Gibbs for voting in favor of the historic tax reform package and reiterated their optimism for the future of manufacturing in Ohio.

We are seeing incredible economic growth because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the rollback of burdensome and unnecessary regulations, said Rep. Gibbs. A big part of that growth is the manufacturing renaissance America is experiencing. The vast majority of manufacturers are taking advantage of this positive economic climate, with plans to hire more workers and increase investments in their businesses. Manufacturers like Belden Brick fuel job growth, giving Americans more opportunities for work and making their communities a better place.

The roundtable focused on the importance of building on the momentum of tax reform to ensure manufacturers can continue to invest in their businesses and workers.

I want to thank Bob Gibbs for his role in the successful efforts to reduce taxes and regulations, said Bob Belden, chairman, president and CEO of The Belden Brick Company. These reforms have made it easier for The Belden Brick Company to invest in new equipment and capital improvements. His efforts are a key part of rebuilding and sustaining a healthier manufacturing climate in Ohio and across the United States.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 687,400 jobs in Ohio alone, according to the NAM. Since the enactment of tax reform, the manufacturing industry has added 192,000 jobs—more than double the number of jobs created over the same period last year.

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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 www.nam.org.

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Rep. Gibbs to Tout Tax Reform at The Belden Brick Company in Sugarcreek

Rep. Gibbs to Participate in Facility Tour, Employee Town Hall

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Belden Brick Company will host Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) for a facility tour and employee town hall focused on the historic tax reform law and its positive impact on Ohio’s 7th District.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 687,400 jobs in Ohio alone, according to the NAM. Since the enactment of tax reform, the manufacturing industry has added 192,000 jobs—more than double the number of jobs created over the same period last year.

Details are as follows and for planning purposes only:

WHAT: Facility Tour and Employee Town Hall
WHO: Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7)
Bob Belden, Chairman, President and CEO, The Belden Brick CompanyTodd Shelton, Director of Regional Public Affairs, NAM
WHEN:           Tuesday, August 14

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT

WHERE:           The Belden Brick Company

Plant 8: 700 Edelweiss Drive NE

Sugarcreek, OH 44581

 

MEDIA RSVP: Members of the media interested in attending the town hall should contact NAM Director of Regional Public Affairs Todd Shelton at tshelton@nam.orgFor all questions not related to event logistics, please email NAM Media Relations atmediarequests@nam.org.Media is welcome to cover the facility tour at 10:30 a.m. and the town hall at 11:00 a.m. To schedule an interview with Rep. Gibbs, please contact his deputy chief of staff, Dallas Gerber, at dallas.gerber@mail.house.gov.

-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 $2.25 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 www.nam.org.

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