NAM and Goodyear Honor Senator Portman for Supporting Ohio Manufacturers
AKRON, OH – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) received the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence today at an event hosted by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio today.
“Ohio is one of the top manufacturing states in the country because of our highly skilled workforce and our Midwest work ethic,” said Senator Portman. “I’m a strong supporter of our manufacturers, and that’s why I have led efforts in the United States Senate to make them more competitive with my legislation to provide them with tax and regulatory relief, sell more made-in-Ohio products overseas, and crack down on foreign competitors who cheat. I am honored to receive this award today."
“We are thrilled to have a true champion of manufacturing representing our industries in the U.S. Senate,” said Goodyear Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Richard Kramer. “Senator Portman’s track record of consistent support is both impressive and appreciated.”
“Manufacturers in Ohio and across the country are changing lives for the better—through the jobs we create and the products we make. Manufacturing is about improving the human condition, one innovation at a time,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Senator Portman is helping to make our success possible by standing with manufacturers when it matters and casting the right votes. Manufacturers employ more than 12 million men and women in the U.S., who are making everything from lifesaving medicines to the most cutting edge technology. The strength of manufacturing in America is responsible for the success of America in the world. When manufacturing succeeds, America succeeds, so Senator Portman’s consistent support for manufacturing means he is supporting a better future for all Americans.”
NOTE: The award honors members of Congress who demonstrate support for policies that enhance the ability of U.S. manufacturers to succeed in the worldwide economy. Additional information can be found here.