Neal Elliott's 2009 message to the senate committee succinctly laid out the stakes for manufacturing in the face of energy inflation and the globalization of industry. "Our country needs to prepare now if we are to be ready to seize a once-in-a-generation opportunity to influence the energy efficiency and sustainability of the manufacturing sector once it emerges from the current economic downturn," Elliott said. "The manufacturing sector and its contributions to the nation's economy and jobs have been ignored for far too many years, and it is important that this neglect be reversed."
That 2009 testimony before the U.S. Senate in support of the Restoring America's Manufacturing Leadership through Energy Efficiency Act of 2009, offers a window onto the unique perspective Elliott will bring to his energy efficiency keynote address at PlasticsToday's upcoming Continuous Improvement in Injection Molding virtual event (free registration and chance to win an iPad here). ...