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Manufacturers Lead by Example on COVID-19 Safety

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This morning, the leadership of the NAM Board of Directors—Trane Technologies Chairman and CEO and NAM Board Chair Mike Lamach, Dow Chairman and CEO and NAM Board Vice Chair Jim Fitterling, BTE Technologies President and NAM Small and Medium Manufacturers Chair Chuck Wetherington and Protolabs President and CEO and NAM SMM Vice Chair Vicki Holt—released a joint statement to reinforce the industry’s critical role in the fight against COVID-19. The statement reaffirmed manufacturers’ commitment to science and to what’s necessary to plow ahead.

  • United in the fight: “As manufacturers for America’s goods and essential products, we have a strong message for our team members and the country. All Americans must do everything in our power to keep our workers, our communities and our fellow citizens safe from COVID-19.”
  • Leading by example: “Our industry will continue manufacturing personal protective equipment, medical supplies and therapeutics, racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine and keeping consumer goods and the food supply plentiful. We have been able to do this throughout the pandemic and keep our workers safe because we follow the science.”
  • Concluding words: “We all must follow best practices and look out for each other so we can keep the country open, supply the world and defeat this invisible enemy.”

Read the full statement here.

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