Congressmen promote national manufacturing strategy

U.S. Rep. Tim Holden and Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland visited ArcelorMittal's steel factory to promote bills for a national manufacturing strategy.

04/12/2011


U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, who represents Dauphin and Lebanon counties, and Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland visited ArcelorMittal's steel factory yesterday in Steelton to promote bills for a national manufacturing strategy, according to the company.

The National Manufacturing Strategy Act was introduced and passed last year in the U.S. House, according to a Democratic blog. The legislation would require the Commerce Department to review the manufacturing sector and develop short- and long-term goals to bolster domestic manufacturing through policy and industry initiatives. The bill still needs approval from the U.S. Senate.

Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal's midstate plant makes rails for the railroad industry.

Democrats Holden and Stoyer also held a manufacturing roundtable discussion yesterday at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp. offices on Front Street.

- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Plant Engineering, www.plantengineering.com



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