Caterpillar Vice President of Remanufacturing & Components Division Greg Folley attended the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2013 Manufacturing Summit this week in Washington, DC, to engage Members of Congress on key issues affecting manufacturing competitiveness—including tax reform, energy, comprehensive immigration reform and infrastructure.
While Caterpillar is a longstanding advocate of issues facing the manufacturing industry, the Manufacturing Summit provided a unique platform for Caterpillar to partner with other hundreds of other U.S. manufacturers to visit Congressional offices and share company stories and concerns with pending legislation.
"It's extremely important for Caterpillar and all U.S. manufacturers to participate in these collective advocacy efforts," said Folley. "Not only can we raise the profile on these keys issues, but we have an opportunity to direct Congress on how to move forward with legislation that impacts our industry, our employees and our communities."
Click here to view a recap of Folley's time in Washington, D.C. captured on the NAM Shopfloor Blog.
Caterpillar is a proud member of the NAM—the nation's largest industrial trade association and foremost U.S. manufacturers association representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. In January 2013, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman was elected for a two-year term as the NAM Chairman of the Board of Directors.