National Association of Manufacturers

January 27, 2015

NAM to Kick Off State of Manufacturing Tour at Purdue University

This advisory is being distributed by Purdue University on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Washington, D.C., January 27, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons will kick off the 2015 State of Manufacturing Tour in West Lafayette, Indiana, on Tuesday, February 3, along with Purdue University President and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. At an address before faculty, students, the public and local manufacturers, Timmons will highlight the continued manufacturing comeback in the United States, as well as the challenges and burdens facing manufacturers of all sizes. The address will be followed by a panel of manufacturing industry leaders, who will discuss real-world solutions to these challenges and the importance of building the next generation of manufacturing leaders.


  * Opening remarks by Purdue University President and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels
  * State of Manufacturing address by National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons

     o Indiana Manufacturers Association Chair and Wabash National Corporation President and CEO Richard Giromini
     o NAM Board Member and Task Force Tips President Stewart McMillan
     o NAM Board Member and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Executive Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer Tom Easterday

WHAT: 2015 State of Manufacturing Tour

     Tuesday, February 3
     2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (EST)
     Remarks and panel at Purdue University, followed by a media availability with Jay Timmons and Mitch Daniels
     Fowler Hall
     West Lafayette, Indiana

Members of the media should RSVP to Jamie Hennigan at

To learn more about the 2015 State of Manufacturing Tour, visit

Jamie Hennigan (202) 637-3090
Mallory Micetich (202) 637-3085
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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