NAM and BWX Technologies Award Rep. Larry Bucshon for Supporting Manufacturing
Washington, D.C., March 13, 2017 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) presented Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN-08) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) in Mount Vernon, Indiana.
“Congressman Bucshon has been a great champion in support of the defense industrial base. We at BWXT especially appreciate all he does to support the nuclear Navy,” said BWXT General Manager Gary Darter. “As a former Navy reservist, he is a true asset in Congress who really understands the requirements for our nation's submarines and aircraft carriers.”
“Indiana is one of the country’s leading states in manufacturing,” said Rep. Bucshon. “The manufacturing industry is vital to the Hoosier economy and supports thousands of jobs here in the Eighth District. Therefore, it is absolutely critical that policies in Washington, D.C. help facilitate a climate for companies like BWX Technologies to continue their growth and support of our local communities. I’m proud to be recognized for my work to promote our strong manufacturing base in Congress.”
“Manufacturers in Indiana and across the country are changing lives for the better—through the jobs we create and the products we make. Manufacturing is about improving the human condition, one innovation at a time,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Rep. Bucshon is helping to make our success possible by standing with manufacturers when it matters and casting the right votes.
“Manufacturers employ over 12 million men and women in the U.S., who are making everything from lifesaving medicines to the most cutting edge technology. The strength of manufacturing in America is responsible for the success of America in the world. When manufacturing succeeds, America succeeds, so Rep. Bucshon’s consistent support for manufacturing means he is supporting a better future for all Americans.”
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 $2.17 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 www.nam.org.
Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,000 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at www.bwxt.com.