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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Statement on National Manufacturing Day

October 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), co-chair of the New Economy Task Force, released the following statement in celebration of National Manufacturing Day.

“Manufacturing continues to be the backbone of the U.S. economy, and it is at the heart and soul of who we are in Michigan. Our state has been the home of every major auto company in this country for over a century and that remains true today. The hardworking men and women of the American auto industry have helped transform the automobile from the Model-T to the Taurus and now to some of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the market.

“Michigan’s manufacturing story is really a story of innovation – and whether it’s building cars or developing next-generation drone technology, we continue to be on the cutting edge. Today we honor the working men and women of the American manufacturing sector who make the greatest products in the world. Today is also about continuing this legacy and showing young people what modern manufacturing really looks like. Nearly 3,000 manufacturing centers around the country will open their doors to students, educators and families to help inspire our next generation to fill the 3.5 million jobs manufacturers will create. This is critical to ensuring we continue to grow manufacturing, create good-paying jobs and ensure the U.S. leads in the 21st century global economy.”