Runyan Receives National Association of Manufacturers Award of Excellence

Jan 29, 2013

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday January 29th, Congressman Jon Runyan (R-NJ) received the National Association of Manufacturers Award of Excellence.  The award is given to Members of Congress who consistently advocate for a strong economic environment for American manufacturing businesses.

“I am honored to receive this award,” said Congressman Runyan.  “There were many reasons that I decided to run for Congress in 2010 and subsequently for re-election, but one of the main reasons was the nation’s struggling economy.  I believe that investing in manufacturing is key to rebuilding our economy and creating jobs for American workers.  As we move into the 113th Congress, I will continue to fight for American manufacturers and the jobs that they create to ensure the future success of our nation’s economy.”

The award presentation was held at Roosevelt Paper Company in Mount Laurel New Jersey, which was founded 80 years ago by Irving Kosloff.  The company has since grown to be a global company that provides paper products that are wholly produced in the United States of America.   Following the presentation, Congressman Runyan met with the employees of the facility and was given a tour of the manufacturing plant.

“Manufacturers today compete in a global marketplace,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “It is critical that Washington creates policies to keep us competitive and maintain our mantle of economic leadership. Congressman Runyan understands this and has consistently supported the pro-manufacturing agenda through his votes in Congress.”

High Resolution pictures are available of the Congressman on the tour are available upon request.