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January 16

Congress and Senate formally recognize “Manufacturing Day”

Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Tom Reed (R-NY), along with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), have introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution to recognize the first Friday in October as “Manufacturing Day.”

Celebrating Manufacturing Day annually recognizes the industry for its contribution to the U.S. economy, raises awareness for important investment and career opportunities within the sector, allows communities to engage with their local businesses, and better educates Americans on the importance of manufacturing.

“American manufacturing is the lifeblood of our economy, and the backbone of our middle class. Our manufacturing sector employs 9% of the United States workforce, and makes up 12% of our GDP — its importance cannot be overstated. Manufacturing plays a critical role in almost every part of our economy, stretching from construction to pharmaceuticals; transportation to agriculture. I am proud to join my colleagues in recognizing this vital sector of our economy, and the men and women who work in it each and every day,” said Congressman Ryan.

Please click here for the full  Mfg. Day Press Release.

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