AKRON—The National Association of Manufacturers recognized U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, which was presented during an ceremony at Goodyear's Akron headquarters April 20.
Richard Kramer, Goodyear chairman, CEO and president, called Portman "a true champion of manufacturing," adding that is consistent record in the U.S. Senate is the proof of his ongoing support.
"I'm a strong supporter of our manufacturers," Portman said, "and that's why I have led efforts in the U.S. Senate to make them more competitive with my legislation to provide them with tax and regulatory relief, sell more made-in-Ohio products overseas, and crack down on foreign competitors who cheat. I am honored to receive this award today."
Jay Timmons, NAM president and CEO, said that 12 million Americans work in manufacturing, helping to produce a variety of products from medications to technological components. Portman's continued support of manufacturing, he added, strengthens the U.S. and global economy.
"The strength of manufacturing in America is responsible for the success of America in the world," Timmons said. "When manufacturing succeeds, America succeeds, so Sen. Portman's consistent support for manufacturing means he is supporting a better future for all Americans."