ADVISORY: Kellyanne Conway to Visit Roanoke Manufacturer in White House Push for Tax Reform

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ADVISORY: Kellyanne Conway to Visit Roanoke Manufacturer in White House Push for Tax Reform  

Trump Administration Officials Take Part in Nationwide Manufacturing Day Celebrations


[October 4, 2017] (Roanoke, Virginia) – Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway will join the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Virginia Manufacturers Association for a town hall on the future of modern manufacturing and the importance of tax reform at Optical Cable Corporation in Roanoke as part of the sixth-annual nationwide Manufacturing Day.

Manufacturing Day, founded in 2012, is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the nation’s next generation of manufacturers. In Roanoke, Conway and NAM leadership will meet with local manufacturers, business leaders, students, educators, elected officials and media to highlight the many opportunities in the manufacturing industry and celebrate its profound impact on Virginia’s economy.

The manufacturing industry employs 229,800 men and women in Virginia and contributes $42.94 billion to the state’s economy.

Please find the information for the event below:



Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President

Jay Timmons, President and CEO, NAM

Neil Wilkin, President and CEO, Optical Cable Corporation

Brett Vassey, President and CEO, Virginia Manufacturers Association



Town Hall on the Future of Modern Manufacturing in America and Tax Reform



Optical Cable Corporation

5290 Concourse Drive South

Roanoke, VA 24019                   

When:         Friday, October 6, at 10:30 a.m.


MEDIA RSVP: Members of the media interested in attending the Manufacturing Day town hall or interviewing an official from this event, please contact NAM Media Relations.

For more information about Manufacturing Day, please visit



The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters 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 compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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