NAM Announces State of Manufacturing Tour 2019

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February 12, 2019


NAM Announces State of Manufacturing Tour 2019

Fifth-Annual Tour to Showcase Modern Manufacturing, Inspire a New Generation

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will kick off the NAM State of Manufacturing Tour 2019 on Tuesday, February 19, traveling to eight states to shine a spotlight on the “next frontier” of manufacturing. The 2019 tour follows the best year in more than two decades for manufacturing job creation. Manufacturers, empowered by tax reform and regulatory certainty, are reporting record levels of optimism, with an average of 92.4 percent having a positive outlook for their company’s future in 2018, according to the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey.

From February 19 to 28, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons will join local manufacturing employees, students, media, community leaders and elected officials to discuss the rewarding and diverse opportunities in manufacturing and to underscore the urgent need to inspire more Americans to join the manufacturing workforce. Timmons will be joined on the tour by Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the NAM.

“Manufacturing has always been the source of America’s strength—and today, we’re building the future. We’re rising to the occasion to solve real-world problems. We’re leading in technological advances, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and augmented reality, that, contrary to the naysayers, will be a net positive for job creation, will boost wages and will help us lift everyone up and leave no one behind. This tour will show us exactly how that’s happening and share this message with more Americans. We’re at the next frontier of manufacturing in the United States, and we should not fear the future,” said Timmons.

Marking its fifth year, the annual NAM State of Manufacturing Tour has traveled the country highlighting the industry that is essential to a strong American economy. This year’s tour will spotlight the next frontier in modern manufacturing—how cutting-edge technologies and our traditional strong work ethic are helping manufacturers solve tomorrow’s challenges today. In addition, the tour will highlight the diverse manufacturing job opportunities and how the industry is working to fill more than 4.6 million jobs over the next decade.

Tour events will take place in Colorado, Texas, Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota, California, Ohio and Arizona. To learn more about the NAM State of Manufacturing Tour 2019, click here. Details are as follows:


Tuesday, February 19 // Colorado

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MST
Ball Aerospace
9675 W. 108th Circle
Westminster, CO 80021
(press: closed)

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MST
3823 Mountain Vista Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(press: open)

Wednesday, February 20 // Texas

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST
Lone Star College, North Harris Campus – State of Manufacturing Address
Student Services Building, Conference Center
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073
Use Parking Lot K
(press: open)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
201 Helios Way
Houston TX 77079
(press: closed)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
Bimbo Bakeries
6650 N Houston Rosslyn Road
Houston, TX 77091
(press: closed)

Wednesday, February 20 // Ohio

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST
Staub Manufacturing – Tax Reform/Workforce Development Roundtable with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
2501 Thunderhawk Court
Dayton, OH 45414
(Press: Open)

Thursday, February 21 // Iowa

9:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. CST
Sukup Manufacturing Co.
1555 255th Street
Sheffield, IA 50475
(press: open)

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. CST
Kirkwood Community College
Jones Hall
6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
(press: open)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST
SwineTech, Inc.
230 2nd Street SE, Suite 302
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(press: open)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
The Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Boulevard
Coralville, IA 52241
(press: open)

Friday, February 22 // North Carolina

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce – Roundtable with Area Business Leaders
701 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
(press: open)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST
3700 Pleasant Grove Church Road
Morrisville, NC 27560
(press: open)


Monday, February 25 // Minnesota

10:25 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. CST
Protolabs – Brooklyn Park
8500 Wyoming Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55445
(press: open)

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST
7290 E Viking Boulevard
Wyoming, MN 55340
(press: closed)

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST
Metal Trade Solutions
311 1st Street North
Winsted, Minnesota 55395
(press: open)

Tuesday, February 26 // California

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
Jelly Belly
1 Jelly Belly Lane
Fairfield, CA 94533
(press: open)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST
2104 Martin Street
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(press: open)

Wednesday, February 27 // California

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST
SFMade Manufacturing Foundry
150 Hooper Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(press: open)

Thursday, February 28 // Arizona

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MST
Karsten Manufacturing
2201 W. Desert Cove Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(press: open)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MST
Four Peaks Brewery
1340 E. 8th Street #104
Tempe, AZ 85281
(press: closed)

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