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Rep. Hice Earns Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

Nation’s Largest Industrial Trade Association Names Hice a Champion of Manufacturing

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Washington, November 1, 2018 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Representative Jody Hice (GA-10) today released the following statement after receiving the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. This award is given to Members of Congress in recognition of their support for issues critical to manufacturing in the United States. Hice scored 100% based on 27 key votes on the NAM's 115th Congressional Voting Record.

“Manufacturing means jobs,” said Congressman Hice. “Through my many site visits to local manufacturers, I’ve seen a strong surge of economic growth and job creation in the 10th District, and we must continue to support our local businesses and inspire our young people to enter these lucrative fields. A thriving manufacturing sector puts people to work, drives growth, and bolsters our economy, and I am proud to be associated with the outstanding work the NAM is doing on behalf of manufacturers in Georgia and across the Nation. I want to thank the National Association of Manufacturers for this honor, and I share the NAM’s vision of enhancing America’s position as the best place in the world to manufacture and attract investment.”

“In Georgia and across America, manufacturers are creating jobs, investing in communities and raising wages. That’s a direct result of Congressman Hice’s support for policies that have strengthened manufacturing and created opportunities for America’s manufacturing workers,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse. “The NAM is proud to stand with lawmakers like Rep. Hice who understand manufacturing’s critical contributions to our economy and are working actively to advance the manufacturing agenda.”

Hice tours NIBCO, Inc. in Greensboro and hears from plant manager Doug Parnell about local job creation during a site visit in August

Rep. Hice attends the grand opening of Shire Manufacturing’s new facility in Social Circle with local leaders and Shire executives

(Pictured L-R: State Representative Dave Belton, Congressman Hice, Adrian Murphy, Head of Plasma Operations, Marcus Downs, Associate Director of Public Affairs, and Carlos Soto, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations)

Rep. Hice tests products at Luxottica Group in Newton County while touring the facility in September


The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and all 50 states. For more information about the Manufacturers, please visit Additional information on the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence can be found here.


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