Trexel’s Braig Re-appointed to U.S. Manufacturing Council

Council advises the Secretary of Commerce on government policies and programs that affect U.S. manufacturing and recommend ways to ensure that the U.S. remains the preeminent destination for investment in manufacturing across the globe.

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Steve Braig, president and CEO of Trexel Inc., Wilmington, Mass., has been reappointed to the U.S. Manufacturing  Council by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker for 2015 and 2016, the company announced recently. Braig previously served in the 2013 - 2014 term in a leadership role as the Co-Chair of the Tax, Trade & Export Growth subcommittee. During that term, he traveled to Washington twice to meet with members of Congress to share the committee’s ideas in improving the global competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing industry.

 

The Manufacturing Council is comprised of 30 private sector leaders and was established in 2004 to serve as the principal private sector advisory body to the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing industry.

 

“Support for U.S. manufacturing is a top priority for the Obama Administration, and for the Department of Commerce in particular," said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “The U.S. has now added 786,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 58 months, the strongest growth since the 1990s. The strength of U.S. manufacturing is critical to our nation's economy and our competitiveness on the global stage.”

 

The Manufacturing Council and its sub-committees work to ensure regular communication between government and the manufacturing sector and provide a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems. Council members advise the Secretary of Commerce on government policies and programs that affect U.S. manufacturing and recommend ways to ensure that the U.S. remains the preeminent destination for investment in manufacturing across the globe.

 

The Council membership reflects a balanced cross-section of U.S. manufacturing industry sectors, including entities from various geographic locations and businesses of varying size. The Secretary of Commerce serves as the chair of the Council, and the Secretaries of Labor, Energy, and Treasury serve as ex officio members to ensure better collaboration on cross-cutting issues the Council works to address.

 

For more information about the Manufacturing Council and to see the complete list of members, click here

 

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