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Reichert receives award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

Washington Congressman Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, today was honored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) with the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award.

The award highlights Reichert’s dedication to policies that will help manufacturers create jobs and compete in the global marketplace. Reichert was presented with the award at a recognition ceremony sponsored by NAM member Terex Corporation/Genie Industries, a key manufacturer in Washington’s 8th district.

“I’m honored to accept this award today, and I do so on behalf of the manufacturers in my district and across this country who are the heart and soul of our export economy,” Reichert said. “America’s manufacturers play a vital role in our global competitiveness, while providing an educated, skilled workforce with good paying jobs. I am proud to advocate for them, and will continue to support policies that will allow them to continue bringing America’s ideas and innovation to the global market.”

“On behalf of Terex and our employees, I thank Congressman Reichert for championing the causes that will help manufacturers thrive in Washington and across the United States,” said Tim Ford, President, Terex Aerial Work Platforms. “We’re fortunate to have Dave Reichert in our corner, advocating policies that will enable us to grow, create jobs, expand internationally and stay ahead of our global competition."

"Congressman Reichert supports common-sense policies that will enable manufacturers to create and maintain good high-paying jobs in Washington and throughout America,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “A vibrant manufacturing base is vital to getting our economy turned around and ensuring quality of life for all Americans. It is critical to have lawmakers like Congressman Reichert whose actions consistently match their words when it comes to a pro-manufacturing agenda for economic growth and job creation.”

Members of Congress who maintained a voting record of 70 percent or higher during the 111th Congress (2009-2010) received the Award. Congressman Reichert received a 78-percent key vote rating.

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