Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Pitts attended a ceremony at CNH's facility in New Holland, PA, honoring his commitment to manufacturing. The event was sponsored by CNH (Case New Holland) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), who presented the Congressman with the Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, an accolade that recognizes consistent support of manufacturers and their employees across the United States.
Award recipients were chosen according to their voting records on issues crucial to manufacturing, including energy policy, taxes, regulations and labor law reform, trade and exports.
Evaluations were carried out by a NAM member-led advisory committee made up of executives from a range of manufacturing companies. Members of Congress who maintained a voting record where they voted consistent with manufacturing interests at least 70 percent of the time on important issues during the 111th Congress (2009-2010) received the Award. Congressman Pitts received an 82-percent key vote rating.
"On behalf of CNH and our employees, I thank Congressman Pitts for championing the causes that will help manufacturers thrive in Pennsylvania and across the United States," said Bret Lieberman, Vice President, North American Ag Manufacturing Operations. "We're lucky to have Joe Pitts in our corner, advocating policies that will allow us to grow, create jobs, expand internationally and stay ahead of our global competition."
From Washington, NAM President and CEO John Engler added, "Congressman Pitts understands the significant challenges facing manufacturers and has acted to maintain and create manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania and nationwide. It is critical to have lawmakers like Congressman Pitts who are promoting a pro-manufacturing agenda for economic growth and job creation."
CNH has 10 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. It is represented on the NAM board by Linda Knoll, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CNH and President (ad-interim), CNH Parts & Service.
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more than 11,600 dealers in approximately 170 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (MI: FIA). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at www.cnh.com.