Sunday, August 25, 2013

Maine manufacturers meet with Sen. King to discuss jobs and the economy

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2013 – Senator Angus King (I-ME) took part in a forum earlier today hosted by Windham Millwork, Inc. and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Business leaders in Maine engaged Senator King about the challenges they are facing and how policies coming from Washington are impacting their businesses.

“Manufacturers of all sizes throughout Maine and those either directly employed in manufacturing or working as part of the supply chain want to see manufacturing grow. Today, manufacturers and Senator King discussed how to work together to develop policies that support the manufacturing sector in Maine and across our country,” said Bruce Pulkkinen, CEO of Windham Millwork, Inc. “We thank Senator King for taking the time today to meet with manufacturers.”

“In these uncertain economic times, manufacturers in Maine are fighting to remain competitive in the global marketplace,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Today’s forum was a positive opportunity for manufacturers to talk with Senator King about the issues that impact their businesses and their ability to hire, aggressive overregulation and the burdensome tax code.” The Senator and the guests then took a plant tour of Windham Millwork’s plant, a plant that blends old world craftsmen with high-tech manufacturing.

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