PALATINE, IL – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons will deliver his 2016 State of Manufacturing address at Harper College on Wednesday, February 3. Timmons will be joined by Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti; Dr. Kenneth Ender, president of Harper College; Dr. Mary Beth Ottinger, dean of Harper College; and David Etzwiler, CEO of the Siemens Foundation among others.
Manufacturing contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports an estimated 18.5 million jobs nationwide, including 573,700 jobs in Illinois.
Timmons will showcase modern manufacturing and highlight the importance of manufacturing to America’s economy. He will tour Palatine High School and meet with students and educators focused on teaching manufacturing trades and addressing the skills gap.
Those wishing to find out more about how the 2016 Presidential election will impact Illinois Manufacturing may join Illinois Congressmen Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren, along with the Technology & Manufacturing Association's President Steve Rauschenberger for a dinner and panel discussion on Friday, February 19 at the Oak Brook Drake Hotel. Click HERE to find out more.