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DIALOGUE WITH | STACI DAVIDSON

MARCH/APRIL 2016

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It happens all the time. The big companies
make big headlines and big discoveries and
big advances in the industry, and garner
ongoing attention. But many in the industry are keenly aware that the big firms can't
make their major news without the extensive help of smaller companies, and the industry is doing what it can to bring more of
the smaller operations to the forefront.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) launched its "Power of Small"
campaign in February to highlight the role
small- and medium-sized manufacturers
play in fueling the sector, as well as their importance to the overall U.S. economy.
"America was made great by small manufacturers with big dreams," NAM President
and CEO Jay Timmons says. "Our success
as a country depends on these companies.
It also depends on our ability to speak out,
together, as a united force for the priorities
and policies that allow us to thrive and create jobs. That's what we do at the NAM."
The organization notes that more than 90
percent of NAM's 14,000 manufacturers are
small- and medium-sized businesses.
"The vast majority of manufacturers in
the United States are small businesses,

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many of which continue to thrive domestically while competing globally," says Drew
Greenblatt, owner and president of Marlin
Steel Wire Products and vice chair of NAM
Small and Medium Manufacturers Group.
"Together, we can advocate a sound future
for manufacturing - rebuilding communities, improving lives and ensuring that
manufacturing is not yesterday's news but
tomorrow's story."
Manufacturing Today takes pride in our
coverage of the smaller firms, and we appreciate the strength they add to the industry.

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