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NAM makes statement on Toyota hearings.

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February 26, 2010 - According to statement made by NAM President, John Engler, NAM welcomes Congress' focus on the Toyota recall issue and believes hearings can be helpful in clarifying facts about problems Toyota is facing and corrective actions they are taking to eliminate them. NAM believes Toyota is committed to working with U.S. lawmakers and regulators to address and explain recalls, ensure safety of their vehicles, and most importantly, the safety of the driving public.

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

NAM Statement on Toyota Hearings

Press release date: February 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C., - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler issued the following statement today regarding the congressional hearings on the Toyota recalls: Today was the first of two congressional hearings this week on the Toyota recalls. The NAM welcomes Congress' focus on this issue and believes these hearings can be helpful in clarifying the facts about the problems Toyota is facing and the corrective actions they are taking to eliminate the problems. Toyota is an important company that has been creating good manufacturing jobs in the United States for more than 50 years. Across the nation, the company contracts with hundreds of suppliers, employs thousands of workers and contributes significantly to local economies. Thus, we think it is important that not only Congress but also the public give Toyota a fair hearing. When there is a problem, U.S. manufacturers have a long history of stepping up and fixing it. We believe Toyota is committed to working with U.S. lawmakers and regulators to address and explain their recalls, ensure the safety of their vehicles and, most importantly, the safety of the driving public. The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation's largest industrial trade association, 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, visit www.nam.org.

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