Shopfloor is the blog of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Since its founding in November, 2004 Shopfloor has been a recognized resource for manufacturing advocacy on issues such as energy and labor policy, legal reform, trade and regulation. Widely read on Capitol Hill, Shopfloor is regularly cited by influential media outlets, including The Hugh Hewitt Show, National Review, the Drudge Report and Glenn Reynolds of Instapundundit.
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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 employs nearly 12 million workers, contributes more than $1.6 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, is the largest driver of economic growth in the nation and accounts for the lion’s share of private sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers create jobs and growth. The NAM – 11,000 manufacturing companies and nearly 12 million workers – is our strongest force for sensible government policies that will reduce the cost of production and tear down barriers to exports.
NAM Mission Statement
The mission of the NAM is to be the voice for all manufacturing in the United States. To inform legislators, the Administration, the media, policy influencers and the public about manufacturing’s vital leadership in innovation, job opportunity, technological progress and economic security. We are a respected and focused partner in achieving an economic environment that encourages the expansion of manufacturing in the United States and strengthens our global leadership.