Over the past two days the manufacturing army has descended on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers about the policies impacting their businesses. I had the privilege of sitting in on a meeting yesterday with Dwayne Welch, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for HSM Solutions based in Hickory, NC as he met with Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC).
During the meeting Mr. Welch discussed the need for comprehensive tax reform with Congressman McHenry. Manufacturers currently have the highest corporate tax rate in among developed nations. If manufacturers are going to be able to compete globally and drive our economy comprehensive tax reform is a must.
The need for additional investment in infrastructure was also discussed, as well as comprehensive immigration reform. Manufacturers need access to skilled workers in order to fill many open positions.
Congressman McHenry was very supportive of these critical issues impacting manufacturers. This was just a snap shot of one of more than 200 meetings that took place yesterday and today with members of Congress, their staff and with the Obama Administration.
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