October 2014

Friday marked the third annual National Manufacturing Day, and the AMC’s First Annual Arizona Manufacturing Summit.

Along with thousands of manufacturers across the country, the AMC celebrated National Manufacturing in grand style with panel discussions about supply chain, skills training and the future of manufacturing, followed by lunch attended by more than 300 people, where the AMC was proud to present Governor Jan Brewer with a Champion of Manufacturing Award  for her leadership and support of the manufacturing industry in Arizona.

Luncheon attendees were also treated to a Congressional panel featuring Congressmen Paul Gosar, Trent Franks, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert.  We were honored to have the Congressmen join us to discuss topics important to our industry and were especially excited to hear from these four members of Congress who just last week received NAM’s Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.

It is events like the Arizona Manufacturing Summit that show just how influential the AMC is and continues to be in the world of manufacturing policy in Arizona.

Steve Macias is the president of Pivot Manufacturing and the chairman of the Arizona Manufacturers Council

The Arizona Manufacturers Council within the Arizona Chamber is the state affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). For more on manufacturing and NAM, visit www.nam.org.

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is committed to advancing Arizona’s competitive position in the global economy by advocating free-market policies that stimulate economic growth and prosperity for all Arizonans. For more information visit www.azchamber.com.