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Governor Markell, Senator Coons, Congressman Carney host U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker for series of events surrounding National Manufacturing Day

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015



Secretary Pritzker will tour Delaware manufacturers and will be featured guest at manufacturers roundtable discussion

Wilmington, DE – Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, and U.S. Congressman John Carney (both D-Del.) will host U.S. Secretary of Commerce and member of President Obama’s Cabinet, Penny Pritzker to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2. National Manufacturing Day is a growing movement dedicated to overcoming the industry’s shared challenges, encouraging careers in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, and inspiring the next generation of manufacturers. The group will tour two of Delaware’s most creative manufacturers in the morning and will host a roundtable discussion at Hagley Museum.

Sen. Coons is co-chair and founder of the Manufacturing Jobs for America Initiative, a package of legislation that would help manufacturers grow and create jobs, and refocus Washington’s attention on the 11 million Americans still looking for work. The bills come from more than twenty senators from around the country, and center on four general themes: strengthening America’s 21st century workforce, opening markets abroad, creating the conditions necessary for growth, and expanding access to capital.

The tour will start at Newark-based Accudyne. Established in 1996, Accudyne designs and develops one-of-a-kind equipment and processes for each customer’s specific requirements. The tour will take guests through the design, fabrication, assembly, and testing phases of one of their products. Accudyne currently has 35 employees. The location of the second phase of the tour will be at fifth-generation manufacturer and woman-owned business, M. Davis. Founded in 1870 as a tinsmith shop, M. Davis today is a full-service industrial construction company, providing design and build, fabrication, engineering and maintenance for national and international clients in industries that include oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical. Last year, the company earned $53 million in revenue, and their CEO, Peggy Davis Del Fabbro, received the Women’s Business Enterprise Star Award, honoring exemplary women business leaders, from the WBE National Council.

“To lead in the global economy, we must engage the next generation of workers and excite our youth about the potential of a career in manufacturing,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “At the Department of Commerce, we created Manufacturing Day to help the public, and young people in particular, understand that manufacturers are innovative, inventive businesses, where workers develop and use the latest technology and build lasting, middle class careers. The commitment of our nation’s manufacturers to host events on Manufacturing Day provides Americans with a better understanding of modern manufacturing, and highlights the importance of a strong manufacturing sector to our nation’s long-term economic health.”

“I am looking forward to hosting Secretary Pritzker and her staff in Wilmington on National Manufacturing Day, and showing her how Delaware is leading the way on connecting manufacturers to new young workers,” said Sen. Coons. “Her work and advocacy on behalf of American manufacturing and her understanding of growing manufacturing jobs in Delaware and across the country is imperative in expanding our middle class.”

“We need to make things in America again to grow our economy and create jobs for the middle class,” said Congressman Carney.  “That’s why I helped introduce the Make it in America agenda in the House.  And why I’m glad Secretary Pritzker is visiting Delaware to mark National Manufacturing Day.  It’s a chance to recognize manufacturers doing great things in our state, and to focus on creating more manufacturing jobs to benefit consumers, support workers, and strengthen the economy.”

“Manufacturing Week provides an opportunity to both celebrate the important contributions of this industry, while reinforcing Delaware’s commitment to support its evolution, recognizing a strong manufacturing sector today looks different than in decades past,” said Governor Markell. “We are delighted to host Secretary Pritzker and showcase our ongoing efforts in this field.”

Your coverage is invited.

WHO:             Governor Jack Markell

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

U.S. Senator Chris Coons

U.S. Congressman John Carney

WHEN:            Friday, October 2, 2015

Media should arrive at 9:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:           Wilmington, DE

RSVP:              Members of the press wishing to attend must RSVP to publicaffairs@doc.gov

SCHEDULE:

9:30 a.m.              Accudyne Systems tour

210 Executive Drive

Newark, DE 19702

11:25 a.m.           M. Davis tour with engineering students

200 Hadco Road

Wilmington, DE 19804

About Secretary Pritzker:

Secretary Pritzker is a key member of President Obama’s economic team, with 27 years of private sector experience. Since taking office, she has worked closely with the business community and helped advance the President’s priorities of expanding growth and opportunity for all Americans. Guided by conversations with more than 1,500 CEOs and business leaders, and over one-third of the Fortune 500 CEOs, Secretary Pritzker has developed the “Open for Business Agenda.” This bold strategic plan and policy blueprint  for the Commerce Department focuses on expanding trade and investment, unleashing government data for economic benefit, spurring innovation, protecting the environment—and executing these priorities with operational excellence as careful stewards of taxpayer dollars.

About National Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is October 2, 2015—any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

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Governor Markell, Senator Coons, Congressman Carney host U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker for series of events surrounding National Manufacturing Day

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015



Secretary Pritzker will tour Delaware manufacturers and will be featured guest at manufacturers roundtable discussion

Wilmington, DE – Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, and U.S. Congressman John Carney (both D-Del.) will host U.S. Secretary of Commerce and member of President Obama’s Cabinet, Penny Pritzker to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2. National Manufacturing Day is a growing movement dedicated to overcoming the industry’s shared challenges, encouraging careers in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, and inspiring the next generation of manufacturers. The group will tour two of Delaware’s most creative manufacturers in the morning and will host a roundtable discussion at Hagley Museum.

Sen. Coons is co-chair and founder of the Manufacturing Jobs for America Initiative, a package of legislation that would help manufacturers grow and create jobs, and refocus Washington’s attention on the 11 million Americans still looking for work. The bills come from more than twenty senators from around the country, and center on four general themes: strengthening America’s 21st century workforce, opening markets abroad, creating the conditions necessary for growth, and expanding access to capital.

The tour will start at Newark-based Accudyne. Established in 1996, Accudyne designs and develops one-of-a-kind equipment and processes for each customer’s specific requirements. The tour will take guests through the design, fabrication, assembly, and testing phases of one of their products. Accudyne currently has 35 employees. The location of the second phase of the tour will be at fifth-generation manufacturer and woman-owned business, M. Davis. Founded in 1870 as a tinsmith shop, M. Davis today is a full-service industrial construction company, providing design and build, fabrication, engineering and maintenance for national and international clients in industries that include oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical. Last year, the company earned $53 million in revenue, and their CEO, Peggy Davis Del Fabbro, received the Women’s Business Enterprise Star Award, honoring exemplary women business leaders, from the WBE National Council.

“To lead in the global economy, we must engage the next generation of workers and excite our youth about the potential of a career in manufacturing,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “At the Department of Commerce, we created Manufacturing Day to help the public, and young people in particular, understand that manufacturers are innovative, inventive businesses, where workers develop and use the latest technology and build lasting, middle class careers. The commitment of our nation’s manufacturers to host events on Manufacturing Day provides Americans with a better understanding of modern manufacturing, and highlights the importance of a strong manufacturing sector to our nation’s long-term economic health.”

“I am looking forward to hosting Secretary Pritzker and her staff in Wilmington on National Manufacturing Day, and showing her how Delaware is leading the way on connecting manufacturers to new young workers,” said Sen. Coons. “Her work and advocacy on behalf of American manufacturing and her understanding of growing manufacturing jobs in Delaware and across the country is imperative in expanding our middle class.”

“We need to make things in America again to grow our economy and create jobs for the middle class,” said Congressman Carney.  “That’s why I helped introduce the Make it in America agenda in the House.  And why I’m glad Secretary Pritzker is visiting Delaware to mark National Manufacturing Day.  It’s a chance to recognize manufacturers doing great things in our state, and to focus on creating more manufacturing jobs to benefit consumers, support workers, and strengthen the economy.”

“Manufacturing Week provides an opportunity to both celebrate the important contributions of this industry, while reinforcing Delaware’s commitment to support its evolution, recognizing a strong manufacturing sector today looks different than in decades past,” said Governor Markell. “We are delighted to host Secretary Pritzker and showcase our ongoing efforts in this field.”

Your coverage is invited.

WHO:             Governor Jack Markell

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

U.S. Senator Chris Coons

U.S. Congressman John Carney

WHEN:            Friday, October 2, 2015

Media should arrive at 9:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:           Wilmington, DE

RSVP:              Members of the press wishing to attend must RSVP to publicaffairs@doc.gov

SCHEDULE:

9:30 a.m.              Accudyne Systems tour

210 Executive Drive

Newark, DE 19702

11:25 a.m.           M. Davis tour with engineering students

200 Hadco Road

Wilmington, DE 19804

About Secretary Pritzker:

Secretary Pritzker is a key member of President Obama’s economic team, with 27 years of private sector experience. Since taking office, she has worked closely with the business community and helped advance the President’s priorities of expanding growth and opportunity for all Americans. Guided by conversations with more than 1,500 CEOs and business leaders, and over one-third of the Fortune 500 CEOs, Secretary Pritzker has developed the “Open for Business Agenda.” This bold strategic plan and policy blueprint  for the Commerce Department focuses on expanding trade and investment, unleashing government data for economic benefit, spurring innovation, protecting the environment—and executing these priorities with operational excellence as careful stewards of taxpayer dollars.

About National Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is October 2, 2015—any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

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