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Tax reform means money can go where it’s needed most: empowering manufacturing workers to invest in the community, support their families, grow the economy, create more secure jobs, increase wages and make manufacturing in the U.S. more competitive.

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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.

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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 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 [email protected]For all questions not related to event logistics, please email NAM Media Relations at[email protected]. 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 [email protected].

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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. 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

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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

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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 [email protected]For all questions not related to event logistics, please email NAM Media Relations at[email protected].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 [email protected].

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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. Joyce Touts Tax Reform Benefits at Rockwell Automation

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

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Twinsburg, OH – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Rockwell Automation hosted Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) for a facility tour, employee town hall and 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. Joyce’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. Joyce to equip more people with the skills to secure a rewarding, meaningful career in modern manufacturing.

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

Ohio manufacturing is growing at an amazing rate thanks to the pro-growth policies we have put into place, said Rep. Joyce. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has encouraged American businesses to create more products and jobs in America, fueling our local, state and national economies. It is great to hear from local manufacturers in Northeast Ohio growing and investing more in their businesses and employees, and I will continue to advocate on their behalf in Congress.

Manufacturing’s success hinges on having a highly skilled production workforce that supports the advanced technologies that are essential to modern manufacturing competitiveness, said Bruce Quinn, Rockwell Automation vice president of public affairs. No matter how much you automate, people remain your most important asset. We are confident that the impact of U.S. tax reform on our customers could strengthen our future performance. Corporate tax reform enables us to use excess cash to invest in organic growth and acquisitions.

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 tax reform was enacted, 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-quartersof 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. Joyce to Tout Tax Reform at Rockwell Automation in Twinsburg

Rep. Joyce to Participate in Facility Tour, Business Leader Roundtable on Tax Reform and Workforce Development

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Rockwell Automation will host Rep. David Joyce (OH-14) for a facility tour to meet employees and hold a business leader roundtable focused on the historic tax reform law and its positive impact on Ohio’s 14th District.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 687,400 jobs in Ohio alone. This event will highlight not only why manufacturers are feeling confident about the future of the industry on the heels of historic tax reform, but also the importance of helping build the high-skilled workforce to fill modern manufacturing jobs.

Details are as follows and for planning purposes only:

WHAT: Facility Tour and Business Leader Roundtable
WHO: Rep. David Joyce (OH-14)
Kevin Elkins, Twinsburg Facilities Manager, Rockwell AutomationTodd Shelton, Director of Regional Public Affairs, NAM
WHEN:           Monday, August 13

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT

WHERE:           Rockwell Automation

8440 Darrow Rd.

Twinsburg, OH 44087

MEDIA RSVP: Members of the media interested in attending the town hall should contact NAM Director of Regional Public Affairs Todd Shelton at [email protected]For all questions not related to event logistics, please email NAM Media Relations at[email protected]. Media is welcome to cover the tour at 9:30 a.m. and the roundtable at 10:00 a.m.To schedule an interview with Rep. Joyce, please contact his communications director, Nick Ciofani, at [email protected].

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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. Kelly Touts Tax Reform Benefits at Blair Strip Steel Company

In New Castle, Congressman, Business Leaders and Workers Discuss Tax Reform Benefits and Securing Pennsylvania’s Economic Prosperity

New Castle, PA – Today, The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Blair Strip Steel Company hosted Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3) for a facility tour to meet employees and a business leader roundtable to discuss the real-world impact of tax reform and other ways Congress can better serve the interests of Pennsylvania manufacturers, manufacturing workers and their families.

Thanks to Rep. Kelly’s support for tax reform, manufacturers in Pennsylvania 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 Blair Strip Steel 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. Kelly’s leadership in making that possible.

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

Western Pennsylvania is blessed to have manufacturers who play an essential role in the American economy, said Rep. Kelly. I am proud of the hardworking women and men of Blair Strip Steel Company who represent one of the few remaining true strip steel mills in North America. I was excited to hear how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has greatly influenced Blair’s business and workforce. In every measurable way, thanks to the combination of lower taxes, commonsense deregulation and a tougher trade posture that’s putting American workers first, our nation’s economy is thriving as new jobs, wages, and confidence continue to climb. I look forward to hearing of Blair Strip Steel Company’s continued success.

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 Mike Kelly for his role in the successful effort to reduce taxes on behalf of the company and it’s employees, said Bruce Kinney, president and CEO of Blair Strip Steel Company. His efforts are a key part of rebuilding and sustaining a healthier manufacturing climate in Pennsylvania and across the United States.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 566,000 jobs in Pennsylvania alone, according to the NAM. Since tax reform was enacted, the manufacturing industry has added 152,000 jobs—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. Budd Touts Tax Reform Benefits at Power Curbers, Inc.

In Salisbury, Congressman, Business Leaders and Workers Discuss Tax Reform Benefits and Securing North Carolina’s Economic Prosperity

Salisbury, NC – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Power Curbers, Inc. hosted Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) for a facility tour to meet employees and a business leader roundtable on Monday to discuss the real-world impact of tax reform and other ways Congress can better serve the interests of North Carolina manufacturers, manufacturing workers and their families.

When Rep. Budd cast his vote for tax reform last year, he sent an unmistakable message that he stands with North Carolina manufacturing workers. Today, North Carolinians are seeing the good news and positive results of tax reform for themselves in the form of new jobs, rising wages, bonuses and manufacturing growth, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Last year, manufacturers told Congress that if they delivered tax reform, we would deliver for our people and our communities. Rep. Budd and his colleagues did their part, and now manufacturers are keeping our promise.

During the visit, company leaders thanked 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 GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cannot be overstated, said 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 GOP 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 Power Curbers Companies are pleased with Rep. Budd’s vote to enact the new tax law, said Dyke Messinger, President of Power Curbers, Inc. Our employment has grown since the law was enacted; we paid a bonus for 2017 and will pay another bonus for the first six months of 2018. In addition, we are investing heavily in R&D, which will continue to strengthen the company for the long term.

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. In the six months since tax reform was enacted, the manufacturing industry has added 115,000 jobs—double the 63,000 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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Flavorchem Corp. Announces $4 Million Investment Due to Tax Reform

Congressman, Business Leaders Discuss Tax Reform Benefits and Workforce Development Priorities for Securing Illinois’ Economic Prosperity

Downers Grove, IL – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Flavorchem Corporation hosted Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) for a facility tour and business leader roundtable on Monday to discuss the real-world impact of tax reform and other ways Congress can better serve the interests of Illinois manufacturers, workers and their families.

During the visit, Flavorchem announced a previously-undisclosed $4 million investment in new equipment helped made possible due to the historic tax reform law enacted last year. Roskam was able to view the upgraded spray dryer and air pollution control device while touring the facility.

Manufacturers are truly grateful for the leadership of Rep. Roskam, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Thanks to his support of bold tax reform last year, manufacturers across Illinois and across America have been empowered to invest in our people and our communities—just as Flavorchem has been able to invest in new equipment that will support jobs and business in Downers Grove. Last year, manufacturers made a promise: if lawmakers stood with us and passed tax reform, we would grow manufacturing here in the United States, buying new equipment and creating new opportunities for working men and women. Rep. Roskam and his colleagues delivered, and now, we’re keeping our promise—and there’s even more good news on the way.

During the roundtable, company leaders thanked Roskam for his leadership on tax reform and credited the law for making it easier to purchase new equipment.

Rep. Roskam’s leadership on tax reform supported our long-term, community-focused strategic plan of making a $4 million expansion of our production and enabled us to keep our strong commitment to meeting the highest standards of quality, safety and supply chain contingency, said Ken Malinowski, President of Flavorchem Corporation.

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

Manufacturing is an integral part of the American economy and the 6th District is home to many of our state’s manufacturing companies. Local manufacturers like Flavorchem employ nearly 600,000 people in Illinois, and their new facility in Downers Grove will provide quality jobs to many of my constituents, said Roskam. I’m pleased to have Flavorchem as part of the 6th District and look forward to their great success.

Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports 571,800 jobs in Illinois alone, according to the NAM. Today’s event focused on the increasing optimism among local manufacturers and the ways local business leaders are already taking advantage of the historic reforms.

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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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