Congressmen Ryan (OH-13) and Reed (NY-23) Hold 113th Congress’ First Manufacturing Caucus Event

Feb 5, 2013 Issues: Helping Working Families

 

Congressmen Ryan (OH-13) and Reed (NY-23) Hold 113th Congress’ First Manufacturing Caucus Event

(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Tim Ryan and Congressman Tom Reed, co-chairs of the House Manufacturing Caucus, held the first event of the 113th Congress today, a “Manufacturing 101” kick-off event that included presentations from Aric Newhouse of the National Association of Manufacturers, Emily Foster of Cummins, Inc., and Ralph Resnick, President of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown, Ohio. The Manufacturing Caucus will be holding monthly events to educate House members and staff on manufacturing issues and the promotion of manufacturing in the United States.

“Manufacturing has always provided high paying jobs in my District that brought with them a sense of security,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “The House Manufacturing Caucus will help us keep manufacturing at the forefront of the nation’s job recovery. In addition, the House Manufacturing Caucus is shining a light on Youngstown and the Tech Belt as the center of research for additive manufacturing. This is a revolution in manufacturing that will take center stage across the nation as newly created industries and newly created jobs help restore the prosperity we once knew.”

Ralph Resnick, the President of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown, told the audience that the United States has to take advantage of the innovative movement in manufacturing, and suggested the need to leverage the maker movement. Resnick also believes that for the United States to compete and overtake China in the area of manufacturing, we need to build infrastructure and constantly innovate. For example, the new developments in 3-D printing are revolutionizing parts manufacturing across many industries. “Robots don’t take away jobs,” said Mr. Resnick. “By taking advantage of the innovative movement in manufacturing, they create higher end jobs. There will be different jobs, and we need to make sure we are ready for those different jobs.                                                                                                                                           

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