Senator Tim Scott Honored with Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence by the National Association of Manufacturers

Washington, DC- The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 113th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States. NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. “Manufacturers in South Carolina and throughout the United States are making a comeback, creating jobs, making more products and making them better than ever before,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse. “However, manufacturers are often disproportionately impacted by decisions made by policymakers in Washington. The NAM is proud to stand with lawmakers like Senator Scott who understand what is at stake and seek to implement policies that will foster innovation, growth and competitiveness.” Key Votes included in the voting record are selected by small, mid-sized and large manufacturing executives who serve on the NAM’s Key Vote Advisory Committee. “South Carolina is leading the nation’s manufacturing renaissance and I’m proud businesses – large and small – are continuing to select South Carolina to open and expand their businesses because of our pro-business, pro-growth approach to growing our economy” said Senator Tim Scott. “I am pleased to receive the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence because it is truly a testament to our well trained workforce and commitment to workforce development and job training that lead to good paying jobs in the manufacturing industry.” Senator Scott continued, “Because several key components of my SKILLS Act (S.1911) are now law, South Carolinians wanting to move into today’s in demand jobs, like manufacturing, have an easier time accessing the workforce development system, an important step to ensuring our nation remains competitive in the global 21st century economy.” Currently, manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women (11.7 percent of South Carolina’s workforce) and contributes $2.08 trillion to the U.S. economy annually. In 2012, South Carolina’s total output from manufacturing was $28.7 billion.