POTUS on the Manufacturing Road

By March 20, 2007Economy, Energy

President Bush is in the Kansas City area today, visiting Ford and General Motors plants to talk about fuel efficiency and national energy security. The Ford plant makes hybrid versions of the Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs, while the GM plant assembles the Saturn Aura sedan and the Aura Green Line.

Two manufacturing facilities in a single day…great! But not a surprise. The President has visited manufacturers — and NAM members — often during his six years in office, highlighting manufacturing’s role in America’s economic performance and the need to strengthen its global competitiveness through tax relief, free trade, a focus on educational accountability and health-care reform.

We checked back through President Bush’s journeys and discovered that since the start of 2006 he has made an appearance at eight NAM member companies’ facilities.

  • Caterpillar, Inc., East Peoria, IL — January 30, 2007
  • DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE — January 24, 2007
  • Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations, York, PA — August 16, 2006
  • Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, Aurora, IL — July 7, 2006
  • Exelon, Limerick Generating Station, Pottstown, PA — May 24, 2006
  • Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Business, Milwaukee, WI — February 20, 2006
  • Intel New Mexico, Rio Rancho, NM — February 3, 2006
  • 3M Corporate Headquarters, Maplewood, MN — February 2, 2006
  • Mr. President, glad you stopped by, bringing well-warranted attention to the 14 million people who work in the manufacturing economy and all the innovation, energy and prosperity they contribute to this nation. Welcome, and come back soon.