Atlanta, Georgia, May 14, 2021 – Winton Machine Company today announced their support of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute during their ninth-annual State of Manufacturing Address in Baltimore, Maryland. The address, held virtually, acknowledged the hardworking men and women in manufacturing that met urgent needs—from household essentials to medicines and vaccines and their efforts to step up and provide during COVID-19. Lisa Winton of Winton Machine Company located in Suwanee, Georgia, was featured in a short video during the event, highlighting their contributions to the manufacturing industry over the past year—and their outlook for the future.
“Winton Machine is proud to join the NAM in this important address to the nation,” said Lisa Winton, Winton Machine Company CEO and Co-owner. “We are inspired by the many manufacturers’ who pivoted to produce PPE and other essential manufactured goods to support the health and safety of the public during the pandemic. Changes in consumer needs and commercial requirements are creating new job opportunities. Technical education to attract a new generation of workers and workforce development for existing employees are vital to meeting current and future demand. We are doing our part to support industry growth, awareness of career opportunities in modern manufacturing and the overall economic recovery.”
The address showcased the manufacturing industry’s innovative response to COVID-19, highlighting the vaccination events of their address host, Marlin Steel Wire Products. Also showcased was the industry’s commitment to educating policymakers, media and the public about modern manufacturing through its industry-leading Creators Wanted tour.
“In the second quarter of last year, with the pandemic bearing down on us, only 34% of manufacturers reported a positive outlook. Now, manufacturers are incredibly optimistic, with nearly 88% saying they have a positive outlook for their businesses,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons in his remarks. “The vaccine is also one important reason why manufacturers see the light at the end of the tunnel leading to the next, post-pandemic world. The state of our industry is growing stronger with each and every vaccination. Manufacturers in America are determined to see us through this crisis, and to build a world better than any we’ve known before.”
The remarks were delivered virtually to manufacturers, business and community leaders in order to keep community members safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19.
The full remarks from Jay Timmons and recorded address can be viewed here, nam.org/stateofmfg
About Winton Machine Company
Winton Machine Company, founded by Lisa and George Winton in 1997, designs and manufactures machinery to enable its customers to fabricate tubular parts and coax cable for their products. They work with customers in a wide range of industries such as Refrigeration, HVAC, Construction, Aerospace, Furniture, Medical, Electronics and more.
Their factory automation solutions are used to help manufacture the NASA Mars Exploration Rover, Mars 2020, the Raytheon Iron Dome Weapon System used to help protect over 8 million people in Israel and in mass production of refrigerators built on General Electric assembly lines.
The mission at Winton Machine is to design and build tube and coax fabricating machinery that adds value to our customers’ bottom line; to provide a stable and healthy environment for all our team members; to be known throughout the industry for delivering systems backed by expert and expedient technical support.
Winton Machine proudly represented the State of Georgia at the “2018 Made in America Product Showcase” held at the White House in Washington, D.C. Winton Machine was recognized by the Gwinnett Chamber as the 2018 Pinnacle Small Business Overall Winner and Best Small Business of the Year: 25+ Employees. Winton Machine also received the 2019 Gwinnett Chamber IMPACT Regional Business Award for Small Business. Several other state and local organizations have also recognized Winton Machine for their contributions to Georgia’s manufacturing industry and their economic impact domestically and internationally.
For more information, please visit www.wintonmachine.com or call them at 770-831-1917.
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.
Manufacturing employs 12.3 million men and women, contributes $2.33 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for 63% of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.
About The Manufacturing Institute
The MI grows and supports the manufacturing industry’s skilled workers for the advancement of modern manufacturing. The MI’s diverse initiatives support all workers in America, including women, veterans and students, through skills training programs, community building and the advancement of their career in manufacturing. As the workforce development and education partner of the NAM, the MI is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with resources necessary to solve the industry’s toughest challenges. For more information on the MI, please visit http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/.