NAM President and Executive VP comment on election results.November 11, 2008 -
On "America's Business with Mike Hambrick" radio program, NAM President, John Engler, says NAM is reaching out to President-elect Barack Obama to stress importance of manufacturing in helping pull U.S. economy out of recession. NAM Executive Vice President, Jay Timmons, also said NAM will work with Democrats in Congress to strengthen America, create jobs, and help U.S. companies compete internationally.
NAM President Engler, Executive VP Timmons Comment on Election Day Results in Radio Interviews
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Press release date: November 7, 2008
Engler: NAM Reaching Out to President-elect Obama on Importance of Manufacturing
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2008 - On this week's "America's Business with Mike Hambrick" radio program, National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler says NAM is reaching out to President-elect Barack Obama to stress the importance of manufacturing in helping pull the U.S. economy out of recession. NAM Executive Vice President Jay Timmons also said the NAM will work with Democrats in Congress to strengthen America, create jobs, and help U.S. companies compete internationally.
WHO: NAM President and CEO John Engler
Engler says the NAM is working on forging ties with the administration of President-elect Barack Obama:
"The National Association of Manufacturers has reached out to President-elect Obama and to his new administration and said, 'Look, manufacturing is the lifeblood of this economy, we still represent $1.6 trillion dollars of economic impact on an annual basis; we want to work with you. We've got a lot of problems ahead as we look to the future. We're in recession, globally, the economy of countries all over the world are slowing down. So we need help. And we need to be thinking long term about what's going to make a difference to allow the U.S. to remain the greatest manufacturing economy in the world.'"
WHO: NAM Executive Vice President Jay Timmons
Timmons' response on the question of NAM relations with Democrats:
"Anyone who put their name on the ballot, who dared to stand for election, believes in a strong America. They believe in creating jobs, improving the quality of life for all Americans, making sure America is strong internationally, and making sure we have the ability to compete and succeed in the international marketplace. And that's our agenda at the NAM. So, we share the same goals."
WHAT: "America's Business with Mike Hambrick" is an hour-long radio program airing nationally in more than 60 markets."America's Business" explores the issues and people who make America the world's manufacturing leader. Hosted by broadcast veteran Mike Hambrick, the show features news, commentary and interviews with leading news makers and manufacturers, "the millions of people who make things." To listen to the program, go to http://www.americasbusiness.org.