President Obama has won praise from Printing Industries of America in response to his call to action to make American manufacturing stronger. He delivered this message to print and design franchises across the country in his State of the Union address.
The graphic communication and print industry are in the top ten in the manufacturing sector when you take into account monetary shipment value, number of employees, and number of establishments. It is one of the most heavily domestics of industries in manufacturing and consists of small business, sixty per cent being local, family-run, businesses.
Printing Industries Government Affairs Vice President, Lisbeth Lyons praises the motion from the President but hopes that momentum will continue in 2012.
“We were pleased to hear President Obama lead the State of the Union address with a strong call to arms to strengthen manufacturing in this country. The President acknowledged the economic importance of both domestic manufacturing and small business, calling upon Congress to address tax and energy policies to spur a continued rebound in industries like printing. We applaud him for his vision and encourage Congress to act on pro-growth, pro-print policies this year”.
Printing Industries of America wants both the President and Congress to include reform of the postal system with any issues which require quick and perhaps, testing decisions to be made. The graphics and print industry is an important sector in the mailing industry, which includes financial services, retailers, paper mills, and more. There are over 8 million workers employed by the mailing industry and U.S. Postal Service.