Election 2012: The Get-Out-the-Vote movement among manufacturing trade groups gains


The sentiment that seemed to prevail among the many attendees I spoke with at two different industry conferences recently seemed have one theme: cautious anxiety about budget cuts, particularly in the defense industry, and higher taxes slated to kick in on January 1, 2013. Consequently, manufacturing trade groups are encouraging people to take a long, hard look at the issues and vote!

With the stakes for manufacturers higher than ever, The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) announced a new initiative to encourage manufacturers to vote in the November 6th presidential and congressional elections through One Voice, the two associations’ combined federal advocacy “Get-Out-the-Vote” program in Washington, DC. ...
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