Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today was presented with the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) Legislative Excellence Award, which recognizes Members of Congress whose legislative records support policies that enable American manufacturers to compete in the global marketplace. He accepted the award in Dublin, Virginia at Volvo's New River Valley Manufacturing Plant, the world's largest Volvo truck manufacturing facility.
"Manufacturing is key to the economy not only here in Virginia's Ninth District, but to communities across the United States," Rep. Griffith said. "Our economic policy must support existing manufacturers and also encourage the development of new businesses, new jobs, and new goods right here in our country. I'm honored to accept this award, and will continue working to advance that sort of pro-growth, pro-manufacturing economic policy."
"Manufacturers today compete in a global marketplace," said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. "It is critical that Washington creates policies to keep us competitive and maintain our mantle of economic leadership. Congressman Griffith understands this and has consistently supported the pro-manufacturing agenda through his votes in Congress."
Lars Blomberg (Vice President and General Manager of Volvo's New River Valley Manufacturing Plant) and Ned Massee (Mead Westvaco's Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs) presented Rep. Griffith with the Legislative Excellence Award. Other members of the National Association of Manufacturers with facilities in Virginia's Ninth District attended the award presentation, including representatives of ABB Inc., Electro-Mechanical Corporation, and Cavitronix Corporation.