Manufacturers launch ad campaign in Ohio on impact of government regulations

August 27, 2012

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has launched a television ad campaign throughout Ohio highlighting the negative impact of government regulations on manufacturers and small businesses.

The ad campaign features Dayton-area manufacturer and NAM member Staub Mfg. Solutions. President Steve Staub tells his story — one that is common among manufacturers across the country — of how federal regulations have created uncertainty for his operations and hindered his ability to hire new workers and invest in his company's future.

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"The number-one concern right now for manufacturers is the unfavorable business climate due to regulations and taxes," said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. "Manufacturers in America face a 20 percent cost disadvantage compared to our major trading partners. This must change if we are going to create jobs and compete. The 12 million men and women who make things in America need to see policymakers in Washington move forward with real solutions to allow manufacturers to thrive."

NAM has laid out a comprehensive blueprint to keep manufacturing in the U.S. competitive entitled "A Manufacturing Renaissance: Four Goals for Economic Growth."

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