Altec Industries officials with Congressman Bob Goodlatte during last week’s ceremony at the company’s plant at Botetourt Center at Greenfield. From left are Jeff Emory, Goodlatte, Mark Wegel and John Herrig.

Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte received the National Association of Manufacturers’ Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by Altec Industries in Daleville last week.

“Manufacturing is critical and foundational to improving economic growth and job opportunities in the U.S.,” said Lee Styslinger III, Altec Chairman and CEO. “We are proud to help recognize congressional representatives like Congressman Bob Goodlatte for their outstanding voting record on key legislation that helps to benefit U.S. workers.”

“Manufacturing is at the heart of the Sixth District’s economy, and I’m proud to be a strong supporter of this job-creating engine,” said Goodlatte. “Congress must work to help ensure that the United States is a nation in which manufacturing and innovation can thrive by advancing legislation that protects free markets and encourages job creation, while also reforming our tax code so that businesses are able to compete in the global economy.”

“Manufacturers in Virginia and across the country are changing lives for the better—through the jobs we create and the products we make. Manufacturing is about improving the human condition, one innovation at a time,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Rep. Goodlatte is helping to make our success possible by standing with manufacturers when it matters and casting the right votes.

“Manufacturers employ over 12 million men and women in the U.S., who are making everything from lifesaving medicines to the most cutting edge technology. The strength of manufacturing in America is responsible for the success of America in the world. When manufacturing succeeds, America succeeds, so Rep. Goodlatte’s consistent support for manufacturing means he is supporting a better future for all Americans.”

Key votes included in the Voting Record are selected by small, medium and large manufacturing executives who serve on the NAM’s Key Vote Advisory Committee. Additional information on the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence can be found here.

“I am pleased that the House has already acted on several bills this year to roll back burdensome red tape, and I will keep working to reform federal regulations that often stand in the way of economic growth,” Goodlatte said. “I thank the National Association of Manufacturers for today’s honor and Altec Industries for their continued dedication to employing Virginians.”

The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.

Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs, and tree care markets. The company provides products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.