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ICYMI: NAM’s Timmons Discusses SOTU on Fox Business

“The President Is Exactly Right. Manufacturers Are Very Optimistic.”


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Timmons on the State of the Manufacturing Sector

I can tell you the president is exactly right. Manufacturers are very optimistic. In fact, over the course of the last year, we have had our highest level of optimism throughout our quarterly surveys at the NAM than we have had in the last 20 years … The business environment is very certain and it’s very strong because of tax reform and regulatory certainty, and that’s what manufacturers respond to.

Timmons on the Administration’s Energy Policies

[M]anufacturers use one-third of the nation’s energy supply … and in fact, we are poised to become a net exporter of energy in the United States for the first time I think in my lifetime, and I think that is an incredible story of success for the United States.

Click here to read Timmons’ statement responding to the president’s State of the Union address. 


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 $2.25 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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