Dingell/Miller Resolution Touts National Manufacturing Day

Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Candice Miller (MI-10) this week introduced a bipartisan resolution designating Friday, October 2, 2015 as ‘‘National Manufacturing Day.” The resolution recognizes the critical role manufacturing plays in the United States economy and honors the hardworking men and women of the manufacturing sector. The resolution can be read in full here.

 

“Manufacturing is the heart and soul of the American economy,” said Dingell. “On October 2nd, manufacturing plants in Michigan and across the country will open their doors so that people in their communities can see the innovative products made by the best workers in the world. It is my hope that it will also inspire the next generation of young people to pursue careers in manufacturing, technology and engineering. This is the day we need to recommit to keeping manufacturing in this country and supporting the working men and women who continue to fuel American innovation.”

 

“This nation was built, in large part, by the hardworking men and women of the manufacturing industry, and it continues to serve as the backbone of our economy – contributing over $2 trillion to the economy in 2014 alone,” Miller said. “The establishment of National Manufacturing Day, a national day of recognition, is an appropriate way to honor the critical role manufacturing workers play not only in keeping the United States on the cutting edge of innovation in an increasingly competitive global market, but also in supporting our national defense operations at home and abroad. It is said that a country which loses its manufacturing sector loses its ability to defend itself. It is thanks to our booming manufacturers, especially those here in Southeast Michigan, the heartland of American innovation, that we continue to protect the freedoms and liberties we hold so dear.”

 

Manufacturing continues to be the backbone of the United States economy, contributing more than $2 trillion in 2014 and supporting 17.6 million good paying jobs. In the past five years, United States manufacturing has added over 700,000 jobs, marking the fastest pace of job growth since the 1990s.

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