Original Press Release
NAM and Colonial Circuits Honor Congressman Robert Wittman for Supporting a Pro-Manufacturing Agenda
Press release date: January 21, 2011
Congressman Wittman's Votes in 111th Congress Show His Support for Economic Growth and Job Creation
WASHINGTON, D.C., - Virginia Congressman Robert Wittman (R-VA) received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence today in recognition of his consistent support of manufacturers and their employees across the United States. The award was presented at an event sponsored by NAM member, Colonial Circuits, Inc. at its plant in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Members of Congress who maintained a voting record of 70 percent or higher during the 111th Congress (2009-2010) received the award. Congressman Wittman received an 83-percent key vote rating.
"On behalf of Colonial Circuits and our employees, I thank Congressman Wittman for championing the causes that will help manufacturers thrive in Virginia and across the United States," said President Mark W. Osborn. "We're lucky to have Congressman Wittman in our corner, advocating policies that will allow us to grow, create jobs, expand internationally and stay ahead of our global competition."
"Congressman Wittman supports common-sense policies that will enable manufacturers to create and maintain good high-paying jobs in Virginia and throughout America," said NAM President and CEO, Jay Timmons. "A vibrant manufacturing base is vital to getting our economy turned around and ensuring quality of life for all Americans. It is critical to have lawmakers like Congressman Wittman, whose actions consistently match their words when it comes to a pro-manufacturing agenda for economic growth and job creation."
Each key vote was selected by an NAM member-led advisory committee comprised of executives from small, mid-sized and large manufacturing companies. Members of Congress are notified in advance when key votes are pending and why the key vote designation has been made.
Key manufacturing votes for the 111th Congress included energy policy, taxes, regulations and labor law reform, among others. These policies are important components of the NAM's "Manufacturing Strategy for Jobs and a Competitive America," a comprehensive plan for supporting jobs and the U.S. economy. You can view the Strategy at www.nam.org.
"The Award is a non-partisan indicator to help manufacturers and their employees sort out the true allies of manufacturing based on their votes on key issues that affect the manufacturing economy, jobs and U.S. competitiveness," Timmons noted.
Voting records for all members of Congress are available at www.nam.org/votingrecord along with further details about NAM Key Manufacturing Votes.
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. Colonial Circuits is currently in its 30th year as a full service manufacturer of high quality circuit boards. The company's 65 employees serve military, space, and commercial markets from its 40,000 square foot facility in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Colonial's capabilities include multilayer constructions, a collection of rigid, flexible, and rigid/flex materials, blind/buried vias, and a variety of other skills not found in many shops.
Lead times as short as 24 hours make Colonial a prime choice for the industry's low volume, high reliability needs. For more information go to www.colonialcircuits.com