Watch: Panel Discussion at Ranken Technical College
Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers president and CEO, and David Farr, Emerson Electric CEO chairman and CEO, discuss how tax cuts and regulatory relief has boosted confidence in manufacturing, and why it is important for American workers to upgrade their skills.
On the @ShopFloorNAM #MFGTour2018, we don’t just show—we listen to—the future. @cleeNAM of @TheMfgInstitute listening to @BluegrassCTC students on the opportunities that modern manufacturing creates and the ways they believe we can inspire more. #CreatorsWanted pic.twitter.com/6n8vSIiRF6— Chrys Kefalas (@CKefalas) February 13, 2018
Glad #BASF was a part of #MFGTour2018 kickoff in Michigan. Thank you for encouraging our future workforce to pursue careers in manufacturing. @JayTimmonsNAM @repdebdingell @ShopFloorNAM @PureMichigan @MiChemCouncil @CityofWyandotte pic.twitter.com/gqTPQmhL8h— BASF Michigan (@BASF_Michigan) February 13, 2018
Master taster Elizabeth McCall at Woodford Reserve guides a whiskey tasting and talks about the manufacturing process.
All three of these students graduated last year from the northeast tech campus @OaklandSchools and had multiple job offers before they even graduated. Great example of the talent is needed to fill so many open jobs in MI #MFGTour2018 #comebackstate pic.twitter.com/VVkpY80w10— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) February 12, 2018
Pleased that the @ShopfloorNAM team is in Kentucky for the next leg of #MFGTour2018. Enjoy your visits at @Toyota, @MakeTimeInc, @WoodfordReserve, and @BluegrassCTC talking with workers and sharing what Kentucky manufacturing is all about! https://t.co/M4UaxWkmJH— Rep. Andy Barr (@RepAndyBarr) February 13, 2018
The transformation of the manufacturing industry is nothing short of incredible. As Kentucky becomes the nation's center of excellence for engineering & advanced manufacturing, many new opportunities are emerging for those entering the workforce. #MFGTour2018 pic.twitter.com/W3MS2SOg7w— Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) February 13, 2018
The world of manufacturing has changed dramatically since the beginning of the 21st century. Roughly 5 million manufacturing jobs have been lost in the U.S. since 2000. But the president of the National Association of Manufacturers, Jay Timmons, is still bullish on manufacturing’s future. Listen Now.
“The good news is we’ve seen a resurgence of manufacturing jobs over the course of the last eight years or so. And last year in particular, 2017, we’ve seen a great deal of optimism from manufacturers who are benefiting from the tax legislation, regulatory relief and hopefully we’ll see this year some infrastructure investment.”Jay Timmons, NAM President & CEO
Daniel demonstrates his GTAW weld sample.
The Nat’l Association of Manufacturers @ShopFloorNAM is kicking off their national tour today and of course they chose Michigan as their first stop! We are leading the nation in creating & producing the technology that moves the world #MFGTour2018 #comebackstate— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) February 12, 2018
“Across America, manufacturers are saying, “We’re hiring. ‘Creators wanted.’” To shine a spotlight on this demand, the NAM is today launching our NAM 2018 State of Manufacturing Tour right here in Michigan, home to around 600,000 manufacturing workers and a state whose influence on manufacturing’s history is as large as its role in determining our future.”Jay Timmons, NAM President & CEO
“Our focus on this tour is telling the story of modern manufacturing and the incredible opportunities we have for well-paying, rewarding careers—whether it’s a first career or a new career.”Jay Timmons, NAM President & CEO
President and CEO Jay Timmons to meet leading manufacturers, elected officials, parents and students while visiting manufacturing facilities across nation. Read More.
“Across America, the nature of work is changing, and the types of jobs we’re creating are shifting. Innovation is transforming the way manufacturers operate, and there is an urgent need for talented and skilled men and women on our shop floors and in our facilities working as coders, technicians, craftspeople, designers, marketers and so much more.”Jay Timmons, NAM President & CEO
“Manufacturing contributes an estimated $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy – and supports 598,800 jobs in Michigan alone. The tour will spotlight the industry’s rapid transformation and focus on its well-paying careers, the industry’s diverse workforce and real-world solutions to support manufacturing’s continued growth. ”Mike Brennan, MITECHNEWS.com CEO, Editor & Publisher