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May 24

Trump signs “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order at Snap-On

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at strengthening Buy American and Hire American regulations during a visit last month to the Kenosha headquarters of  Snap-On Inc.

The order addresses how products are used in federally funded projects and policies related to immigration, visa and guest worker programs, according to a background briefing provided to reporters by senior administration officials and posted to the White House website.

Snap-On CEO, Nick Pinchuck said, ” The upskilling of the American workforce is the seminal issue of our time. We must refocus on technical education, restore our respect for the dignity of work, and celebrate technical jobs not as the consolation prize of our society, but as what they really are – a national calling essential to our ongoing prosperity.”

After the signing ceremony with the President at Snap-On, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Secretary DeVos gave the following statement:

“One of America’s greatest resources is the entrepreneurial spirit and hard work of its people. There’s a real demand among American companies for skilled workers like the ones Snap-On Tools employs. To strengthen our economy, we need a skilled and educated workforce. That’s why this Administration is committed to supporting and highlighting career and technical education.”

Snap-On’s partnership with Gateway Technical College is a great example of what can be achieved when business and education collaborate. Together, they provide employees with the skills necessary for good-paying jobs, in turn benefiting the entire community’s economy. This type of partnership can be replicated across the country, and the President’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order puts us on that path.”

“I applaud the President for his commitment to our nation’s students and workers, and his efforts to ensure we have a workforce equipped to fill American jobs that are open and readily available today.”

MSSC would like to add its congratulations both to Snap-On and Gateway for their role in this historic Presidential visit to Kenosha.  Both organizations are represented on the MSSC Board of Directors.





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