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NAM Joins Polaris to Honor Rep. Peterson for Supporting Manufacturing


Washington, D.C., October 28, 2014 - Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-07) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member company Polaris in Roseau, Minnesota.

"The success of our manufacturing sector is part of the reason the Seventh District's economy has been so strong. I have had the opportunity to visit manufacturers throughout the district and am continually impressed by the work they do and their commitment to the region," said Rep. Peterson. "I am proud of my record standing up against burdensome regulations in Washington and am committed to fighting future regulatory efforts that could hamper the manufacturing sector's growth. I thank the National Association of Manufacturing for this recognition."

"Polaris has 60 years of history to reflect on that proves how vital manufacturing is to the U.S. economy and its continued recovery," said Mark Karl, General Manager, North American Operations, Polaris Industries. "Representative Peterson has shown through his voting record that the strength of our sector is critical in sustaining America's economic prosperity for the next 60 years and beyond."

"Manufacturing in Minnesota and across the country is making a comeback," said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. "Manufacturers are growing the economy and creating high-paying jobs in a sector that adds $1.32 to the economy for every $1 spent. Rep. Peterson understands that leaders in Washington must advance policies that will continue to fuel this economic growth and has consistently supported manufacturers through his votes in Congress."

Key Votes included in the Voting Record are selected by small, medium and large manufacturing executives who serve on the NAM's Key Vote Advisory Committee. Additional information on the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence can be found here.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.08 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for two-thirds of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit


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