Kicking Off #NationOfBuilders Series, Subcommittee Showcases Products Proudly Made in America

February 15, 2013

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), kicked off its agenda for the 113th Congress Thursday with a bipartisan Manufacturing Showcase featuring products manufactured in the subcommittee members’ districts. On display were over 60 individual products made by the members’ constituents, including medical devices, optical fiber, and 3D printers. The Showcase directly preceded the subcommittee’s inaugural hearing, “Our Nation of Builders: Manufacturing in America,” which examined opportunities and obstacles facing American manufacturers today. To view photos from the #NationOfBuilders Manufacturing Showcase, click HERE.

February 15, 2013 – C-SPAN’S WASHINGTON JOURNAL: Full Committee Vice-Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) discusses the Manufacturing Showcase and hearing.
Watch HERE.

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February 14, 2013
House Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Manufacturing Showcase

This morning the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a manufacturing showcase before the first subcommittee hearing of the new Congress on manufacturing titled, “Our Nation of Builders: Manufacturing in America.” The showcase featured a variety of manufactured products from Congressional districts of different members on the subcommittee ranging from medical devices to high-tech electronics and 3D printers.

Manufacturer Corning featured optical fiber that is produced in Congressman Brett Guthrie’s district in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Corning invented the world’s first low-loss optical fiber for communications more than 40 years ago and today produces a wide range of fibers for different use. …

One of the most popular items at the showcase was the 3D printer from Direct Dimensions in Owings Mill, Maryland. New 3D printers can produces 3D images of scanned products or even people. It’ is truly amazing technology.

Today’s event was a fantastic way to show members of Congress the great products that are being manufactured right in their own backyards.

Read the full article online HERE
February 14, 2013
Congressman Lance: 50,278 manufacturing jobs vital to Seventh District

As the Vice Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) praised several products manufactured in the Seventh District of New Jersey. The subcommittee held a Manufacturing Showcase on Capitol Hill to emphasize the importance of American manufacturing jobs and American creativity.

During the event, Lance discussed the importance of manufacturing jobs in the Seventh District of New Jersey. According to the National Association of Manufacturing, 603 manufacturing facilities and company headquarters account for 50,278 jobs in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District.

At Lance’s request, several New Jersey products were on display for lawmakers and visitors.

“From pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and high-tech advanced manufacturing to conventional manufacturing, I am proud of the many products manufactured in New Jersey’s Seventh District,” said Lance at the event. “I would also like to thank the many Seventh District companies that all sent us products to display at the manufacturing showcase. All the products are testament to New Jersey’s highly educated and highly skilled workforce.” …

Read the full article online HERE.