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The Dakota Access Pipeline Is Reaping Benefits for Manufacturers After Just Six Months of Operations

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Last year, the Trump administration approved final construction of the long-paused Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. Six months later, the pipeline is fully operational, and it is already delivering economic benefits for thousands of manufacturing workers.

A new editorial from The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the pipeline’s performance and runs through the numbers. Not only is the pipeline creating more jobs, but it is generating additional revenue for the state:

Between September and October alone, oil production grew by 78,000 barrels a day, the biggest month-over-month increase North Dakota has ever seen. The state peaked at around 1.185 million barrels a day that month—135,000 barrels more than it produced daily before the pipeline was operational. Compared with January 2017, North Dakota has an additional 15 drilling rigs currently in operation…

Increased oil production has resulted in job growth. North Dakota’s unemployment rate was 2.3% in November, and more than 850 existing wells need fracking crews. State revenue rose by about $43.5 million in the first five months the pipeline was operational. And solely because of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the state is on track for $210 million to $250 million in additional tax revenue by the end of this biennial budget period.

The editorial also points out that the pipeline has drastically reduced oil train traffic in the state, which is a win for the environment considering that oil spills occur much more frequently on trains than in pipelines.

In 2015, a study on the economic effects of pipeline construction commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers found the following:

  • From both construction and maintenance in 2016, crude oil pipelines supported 243,167 jobs, including 28,438 manufacturing jobs.
  • Crude oil pipelines contributed $46.9 billion to GDP, including $7.6 billion from manufacturing.
  • At least 66 different manufacturing subsectors, out of 86 total, benefited from the construction of crude oil pipelines by $10 million or more in 2015 alone. These include iron and steel, fabricated metals, cement, machinery and paints and coatings.

So far, the benefits of the Dakota Access Pipeline are already materializing for thousands of manufacturing workers in North Dakota. It is yet another reason why the administration, Congress and our local and state leaders should be encouraging crude oil pipeline investment.

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

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CONTACT: NAM Media Relations

 

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:

 

Who:            

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

 

What:           

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

 

Where:        

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 www.mfgday.com.

 

-NAM-

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 www.nam.org.

733 10th St. NW, Suite 700 • Washington, DC 20001 • (202) 637-3000

NAM and Pfizer Prescribe New Campaign to Close the ‘Skills Gap’

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New Medicine to Protect the American Dream: ‘Creators Wanted’ in Manufacturing 

NAM and Pfizer Prescribe New Campaign to Close the ‘Skills Gap’

Washington, D.C., September 4, 2017 – With more than 3.5 million manufacturing job openings expected over the next decade, according to the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) affiliate, The Manufacturing Institute, the NAM and Pfizer today unveiled a nationwide media campaign as part of the NAM’s “Creators Wanted” initiative. The national campaign is a sustained effort to answer manufacturers’ workforce challenges by enhancing perceptions of modern manufacturing careers through advertising, digital targeting and storytelling about the people who represent the present and future of the industry.

The campaign features Pfizer colleagues at the company’s site in Kalamazoo, Michigan, showcasing for parents and students what’s achievable through modern manufacturing careers in the biopharmaceutical industry. The unprecedented attention on manufacturing in America—by political leaders and the press—has raised the stakes for America’s leading innovation industry to compete for talent and to spotlight the growing number of opportunities for lifelong careers in modern manufacturing.

“There are myths about manufacturing that we need to dispel,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “This is more than a public relations campaign. ‘Creators Wanted’ is an urgent call to action to inspire kids and their parents to see modern manufacturing anew. Too many Americans have lost confidence that they can lead lives that will exceed the dreams of their grandparents or that hard work pays off in the end. Modern manufacturing can unlock the potential of our people and our country—if parents and kids see what our jobs offer in terms of pay, career longevity, excitement and reward.

“For years, Pfizer has been a company that extends its work and investment far beyond its own interests—to lift up our industry and our people. Pfizer has been a valued partner of the NAM, helping us to be a forceful voice for manufacturing in the United States and the workforce solutions the industry needs. We are grateful to Pfizer again for stepping up and leading by example.”

The campaign is the first showcase of stories by a biopharmaceutical company to the NAM’s “Creators Wanted” initiative. In the eight months since the initiative’s launch, the campaign’s social media efforts have reached nearly 1 million individuals. “Creators Wanted” has brought together some of America’s top innovative brands and small manufacturers to demonstrate that modern manufacturing offers careers that are well-paid, highly skilled and diverse. Manufacturing careers allow individuals to raise their standard of living and make products that have a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

“As a U.S.-based, global leader in the discovery and manufacture of lifesaving medicines, Pfizer is proud to partner with the NAM on this important initiative,” said Kirsten Lund-Jurgensen, Executive Vice President and President, Pfizer Global Supply. “Our Pfizer Global Supply team—which includes skilled tradespeople, production colleagues, line operators, process engineers, quality control professionals, engineers, chemists and countless others—is committed to manufacturing high-quality medicines and making them available to patients when and where they are needed. Our colleagues are changing lives and saving lives, each and every day. I am inspired by our shared mission and honored to see our colleagues’ dedication and commitment highlighted through this program.”

As part of the NAM–Pfizer partnership, the campaign will drive attention to the stories of the Pfizer Kalamazoo “creators” and encourage parents and students to see firsthand what modern manufacturing looks like on Manufacturing Day, October 6, 2017, at the Pfizer site in Sanford, North Carolina.

“Unless we change minds about manufacturing, we will have more than 2 million jobs unfilled over the next 10 years,” said Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee. “Manufacturing Day and ‘Creators Wanted’ are our chance to turn the tide to convince parents and students we need the next generation and we have a lot to offer.”

For more information, visit www.creatorswanted.org.

-NAM-

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 $2.17 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 www.nam.org.

About The Manufacturing Institute

The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a nonpartisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation’s manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.

733 10th St. NW, Suite 700 • Washington, DC 20001 • (202) 637-3000

Infrastructure Week, Tax Reform Top the NAM Agenda This Week

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and its members were all-in during Infrastructure Week this week in Washington, D.C. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons kicked off the week by underscoring the ways in which infrastructure investment can be an engine for U.S. growth and doubled down on investment.

Jay Timmons at an Infrastructure Week Kickoff Event

Infrastructure Week Kickoff Event Panel Session

Manitowoc Company President and CEO Barry Pennypacker participated in a roundtable discussion with members of Congress and the executive branch on highways and bridges. Pennypacker reinforced the importance of infrastructure spending during a ShopTalk with NAM Senior Vice President of Communications Erin Streeter as well as a ShopFloor blog.

Ingersoll-Rand Chairman and CEO Michael Lamach took to the airwaves on CNBC for an interview on “Power Lunch” to say America is in an infrastructure crisis, and Marlin Steel Wire Products President and Owner and NAM Small and Medium Manufacturers Group Chair Drew Greenblatt told Fox Business’ Varney & Co. that American manufacturing needs to lead the way for infrastructure.

NAM staff were touting the importance of infrastructure investment from all over the United States. NAM Vice President of Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources Policy Robyn Boerstling spoke at an event in Indiana about updating the nation’s ports, and NAM Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg reminded us not to overlook the need for investment in energy infrastructure in a ShopFloor blog.

Fluor Corporation Chairman and CEO and NAM Board Vice Chair David Seaton rounded out Investment Week activities with a ShopFloor blog on utilizing publicprivate partnerships to finance infrastructure projects.

Infrastructure Week Congressional/Executive Roundtable Discussion

Over on Capitol Hill, Emerson Chairman and CEO and NAM Boar Chair David Farr kicked off the year’s first hearing on tax reform. He testified on behalf of the NAM and told the House Ways and Means Committee that changes to the tax code must be permanent.

Farr testifies during the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on how tax reform will grow our economy and create jobs.

Farr meets with policymakers at the hearing.

And Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nick Pinchuk was on Fox Business with Charles Payne to talk about the skills gap facing the manufacturing industry. Snap-on was one of the first companies President Donald Trump visited after Inauguration Day to talk jobs and manufacturing.

Blacklisting Regulation Epitomizes Dangerous Rulemaking

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Blacklisting Jay Quote

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council finalized the “blacklisting” regulation. This new rule may block businesses, including manufacturers, from working with the federal government whether or not they have violated workplace laws.

“A system already exists for weeding out bad actors and ensuring they do not receive government contracts. Now hardworking, responsible manufacturers could lose out on valuable job-creating work with the federal government for no good reason. This regulation is akin to a bizarre ‘guilty until proven innocent’ policy that significantly burdens manufacturers who will have to expend countless hours and resources to ensure they do not run afoul of a fundamentally unfair regulation.

“The government is out of control when it comes to issuing regulations, and this blacklisting rule is a clear example. Manufacturers average more than $19,500 in compliance costs per employee per year, and that number nearly doubles to $34,671 for small manufacturers with fewer than 50 employees. For manufacturers being crushed by the weight and costs of regulations, this administration has gone too far.”

-NAM-

The 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 $2.17 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 www.nam.org.

733 10th St. NW, Suite 700 • Washington, DC 20001 • (202) 637-3000

Contact: Mallory Micetich, mmicetich@nam.org, (202) 637-3085

NAM’s Timmons: Our Economy Isn’t Creating Jobs Fast Enough!

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July 16 Job Numbers - Jay

National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of the June jobs numbers today:

“While many in Washington may claim today’s report is a positive development, the bottom line is that an increase in the unemployment rate is unacceptable. Our economy isn’t creating jobs fast enough, especially manufacturing jobs. While 14,000 new manufacturing jobs last month is a positive development, we have lost 24,000 manufacturing jobs so far this year. We are not reaching our full potential. Our elected leaders in Washington and candidates on the campaign trail need to give us clear answers. What are they going to do to remove barriers to economic growth? If they need a guide, manufacturers have already outlined a clear agenda to move us forward.

“It’s frustrating for manufacturers to hear both major party candidates pretend the solution is to bash free trade and perpetuate myths about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade agreements in general. It’s time for this isolationist rhetoric to stop. It helps no one—except our competitors in the global economy. The United States should be writing the rules on trade. Trade opens up opportunities for manufacturers in the United States to reach new customers with our products, strengthening our economy and creating good jobs.”

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