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Timmons and Lee Promote Manufacturing Day at Detroit’s Cooper Standard

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee will participate in a special Manufacturing Day event hosted by Cooper Standard and Dow for students at the SAY Play Center in Detroit. This is one of 16 events Cooper Standard is hosting across the country as part of Manufacturing Day.

WHAT: Cooper Standard and Dow will be hosting science and manufacturing demonstrations and offering career talks to help change perceptions of the industry, which is essential to solving the skills gap crisis.
WHO: Jay Timmons, President and CEO, NAM

Carolyn Lee, Executive Director, The Manufacturing Institute
Rob Vallentine, President of the Dow Chemical Company Foundation and Director, Global Citizenship and North America Public Affairs, Dow Chemical

Bill Pumphrey, Senior Vice President and President, North America, Cooper Standard

Mitch Albom, Founder, S.A.Y. Detroit

WHEN:           Thursday, October 4, 2018

3:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:           S.A.Y. Play Center at Lipke Park, 19320 Van Dyke Ave, Detroit, MI 48234
RSVP: Chris Andrews, (260) 760-2491, [email protected]


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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