U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) received the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence award on Friday, March 8, 2013, from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for his votes during the 112th Congress in favor of manufacturing.
"Washington should be in the business of paving the way for opportunity for American businesses. The Seventh District of Georgia is a hotbed of innovation not because of anything the folks in Washington did, but because local entrepreneurs saw a void in the free market and worked to fill it with their business prospects. I am honored to work on this district's behalf to make sure these job creators and innovators can continue to realize that opportunity, and I am humbled to receive the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award," Woodall said.
NAM represents the large and small manufacturers from industrial sectors in all fifty states and is the nation's largest industrial trade association. The organization works to advance policies that help eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy in order to help manufacturers create jobs and economic strength. The NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence seeks out members of Congress who promote and support policies that that enable U.S. manufacturers to succeed around the world. Recipients are chosen by NAM's Key Vote Advisory Committee which is made up of executives from manufacturing companies of all sizes. This committee designates the key votes on which Members will be evaluated.
AGCO Corporation, a Duluth-based manufacturer of farming equipment, hosted the awards ceremony at its headquarters. Randy Hoffman, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Development for AGCO and NAM Board Member, presented the award to Representative Woodall.
"My votes in Congress are guided by the principles of Georgia's Seventh District constituents. It's quite clear that the Seventh District believes Washington works best when Washington works to remove barriers to productivity and allows Americans to do what they do best: work hard, innovate, and create," Woodall said.