CEO Representing $65 Billion Aluminum Industry to Provide Leadership on U.S. Manufacturing
ARLINGTON, VA. — Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock was named to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board of Directors during the group’s recent Board meeting in Washington, D.C. Brock will formally take her seat on the Board in January of 2015.
The Board is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing leaders and represents manufacturers of all sizes in every industrial sector. The NAM's Directors are the driving force behind the association's influential advocacy efforts to make the manufacturing comeback in America a reality. The Board provides national and global perspectives on the impact of federal government action on their companies’ ability to grow and prosper and guides the NAM’s strategic direction.
“I am truly honored to serve in this leadership role for the NAM and look forward to strengthening the role of US manufacturing in our global economy,” said Brock. “Aluminum is a significant contributor to the manufacturing renaissance taking place in North America today and our partnership with the NAM will strengthen our ability to grow the industry.”
Since 2013, the aluminum industry has announced domestic plant expansions expected to generate more than $2.1 billion of investment and to create more than 1,000 full-time and temporary U.S. jobs. This surge in investment is primarily intended to meet the projected demand growth in the automotive sector. A 2013 economic impact study showed that the U.S. aluminum industry supports 672,000 jobs in the U.S. alone and $152 billion in direct and indirect economic output, nearly 1% of Gross Domestic Product.
Earlier this year, Brock was named Second Vice Chairman of NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA), which consists of nearly 240 manufacturing trade associations. To learn more about the NAM Board of Directors, click here.
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The Aluminum Association represents U.S. and foreign-based companies and their suppliers throughout the value chain, from primary production to value added products to recycling. The Association is the industry’s leading voice, providing global standards, business intelligence, sustainability research and industry expertise to member companies, policymakers and the general public. The aluminum industry helps manufacturers produce sustainable and innovative products, including more fuel efficient vehicles, recyclable packaging, greener buildings and modern electronics. In the U.S., the aluminum industry creates $152 billion in economic activity. For more information visit www.Aluminum.org, on Twitter @AluminumNews or at Facebook.com/AluminumAssociation.