Original Press Release
Manufacturers Respond to Commerce Secretary Bryson's Manufacturing Remarks
Press release date: December 15, 2011
Call for Implementation of "Manufacturing Renaissance" Blueprint
Washington, D.C., - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board Chair Mary Andringa, who is president and CEO of the Vermeer Corporation, issued the following statement in response to Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson's speech on manufacturing today. Secretary Bryson was recently named a co-chair of the Office of Manufacturing Policy.
"Manufacturers have put forth a four-point plan for economic growth and jobs, which will enable the U.S. to compete and succeed in the global economy. The priorities we have outlined will make the U.S. the best place in the world to manufacture, expand our access to the world's markets and drive innovation. Secretary Bryson's remarks reflect goals for the Office of Manufacturing Policy that we hope will become a reality.
We look forward to continuing to work with the Commerce Department to grow our partnership with the New Market Export Initiative, which is helping manufacturers find new markets to increase their exports. Manufacturing means jobs, and manufacturers stand ready to lead in growing our economy and accomplishing these goals together."
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.