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Cooley Group’s Daniel Dwight Named to Manufacturers Association Executive Committee

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers announced that Daniel Dwight, president and CEO of the Cooley Group, has been named to the NAM Executive Committee. Dwight will join the NAM Executive Committee to bolster the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, legal action, workforce solutions, operational excellence and news and insights. He will help the industry advance a manufacturing competitiveness agenda that promotes opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.

The Executive Committee is the governing body of the NAM Board of Directors and includes executive leaders and CEOs from large and small manufacturing companies. These men and women represent manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. The industry employs 13 million Americans and contributes more than $2.9 trillion to the U.S. economy annually.

The NAM is a one-stop shop for manufacturers, telling the story of our industry and equipping manufacturers with invaluable resources through our news and insights channels and partnerships with the Manufacturing Leadership Council, the Manufacturing Institute and the Innovation Research Interchange.

The NAM and its members are at the forefront of every important policy debate, focusing on solutions to help the industry compete in the global economy and to help the country address challenges ranging from supply disruptions and inflation to the workforce crisis, immigration, permitting, tax policy and energy security.

“I am honored to be a part of the NAM Executive Committee to fight for policies that will ensure our industry’s continued growth and success,” said Dwight. “Lawmakers need to understand how their policies affect the 13 million people who earn their living in manufacturing, especially small and medium manufacturers like Cooley. I look forward to sharing my story and the stories of fellow manufacturers working relentlessly to keep our promise to invest in our communities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for all Americans.”

“Dan is committed to the success of our industry, and the NAM will be stronger thanks to his leadership on our Executive Committee,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Dan will be a partner in the NAM’s efforts to advance a competitiveness agenda that amplifies manufacturers’ efforts to create well-paying jobs and grow our economy. We will work with policymakers to fix our nation’s outdated permitting process, expand trade opportunities with our allies, build on the 2017 tax reforms and challenge the regulatory onslaught impacting manufacturers’ ability to invest in America. I look forward to working together as advocates for manufacturing in the U.S. and to advance the values that have made America exceptional and our industry strong—free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.”

-Cooley Group-

Cooley Group develops and manufactures a diverse portfolio of solutions including covers and liners for the world’s largest water reservoirs, blood pressure cuffs for healthcare providers, geomembrane bladders for storage of water and chemicals and PVC-free, fully recyclable print media for outdoor advertising. Cooley’s history of proven performance and innovative solutions across a range of industries is enhanced by its commitment to sustainability—a critical factor in successful, long-term value creation and global expansion. Ensuring that the products Cooley develops support the environment and the local community is Cooley’s top priority. For more information about Cooley Solutions or our community outreach, visit or email [email protected].


The National Association of Manufacturers 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 nearly 13 million men and women, contributes $2.91 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and accounts for 53% 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 NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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