Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, delivers opening remarks from the New Hampshire Institute of Politics during day one of the State of Manufacturing Tour.
Good morning. It’s great to be here in New Hampshire at this exciting time. The eyes of the nation, even the world, are on your first-in-the-nation primary.
With the steady stream of candidates passing through the doors of the Institute of Politics, the eyes of the world have also been on Saint Anselm. So what a privilege to join you.
Neil, thank you for welcoming us. And Jim, thank you for the introduction—and for your leadership for manufacturers and the business community here in New Hampshire.
I’m grateful to have two NAM board members with us: Doug Starrett, president and CEO of the L.S. Starrett Company; and Don Welch, president of Globe Manufacturing Company.
Bill McCourt, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, thank you for coming—and for your partnership.
I’m here today to share with you the State of Manufacturing in the United States. Why manufacturing? It’s simple really. It’s because the strength of manufacturing in America is responsible for the success of America in the world. That is an indisputable fact. When manufacturing succeeds, America succeeds.