National Association of Manufacturers

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

Background

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) describes itself as the largest manufacturing association in the United States and claims to represent “small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states” by working “on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes.” [1]

The NAM is actively involved in a range of advocacy programs, which it describes as “grassroots manufacturing outreach and employee engagement efforts” designed to “advance manufacturing policy issues with pro manufacturing legislation.” [2]

The NAM has routinely opposed the Clean Air Act (CAA), regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Power Plan (CPP), stricter ozone standards, and a wide range of other environmental regulations that it argues would negatively impact industry. [3], [4], [5]

Global Climate Coalition (GCC)

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) was a member of the Global Climate Coalition (GCC) for over 10 years before GCC disbanded in 2002. The New York Times reported that both NAM and the American Petroleum Institute (API), which was also a GCC member, continued to “lobby against any law or treaty that would sharply curb emissions” after leaving the coalition. [6]

GCC initially started in 1989 as a  project under the auspices of NAM, later reorganizing independently in 1992. In the 1990s version of GCC, its first chairman would be the director of government relations for the Phillips Petroleum Company. Exxon was also a founding member, and on the GCC board, while API also served as a leading member of the coalition. [7]

According to GCC's mission statement, it was established to “coordinate business participation in the international policy debate on the issue of global climate change and global warming.” A 1993 press release said GCC was organized “as the leading voice for industry on the global climate change issue.” [8], [9]

Among GCC's early board members, Michael E. Baroody, Senior Vice President of the National Association of Manufacturers, was elected interim Chairman of the GCC Board at the beginning of 1992. Other GCC board members at that time included representatives from a range of industry/business associations, oil, natural gas, and chemical companies, and electricity generating companies: [10]

Air Quality Standards Coalition

The NAM coordinated Air Quality Standards Coalition (AQSC), a group formed in 1996 to opposing new air quality standards regulations proposed by the EPA. The group, headed by C. Boyden Gray, came to represent more than 500 members including Texaco, Teneco, Philip Morris, Chevron, and Monsanto. In 1997, the group spent $100 million in attempts to combat rules that the EPA estimated would save 15,000 lives a year. [11]

Writing at The New Republic, Hanna Rosin reported that “[t]he group has been trying to woo the National Governors' Association since its newly chosen chairman, Ohio Governor George Voinovich, came out against the proposed EPA ruling. When that failed, it tried legal bribes. 'The NAM has to pony up more cash for the NGA,' reads the notes of one attendant at a November 1 meeting.” [12]

Rosin also noted a relationship between the AQSC and Citizens for Sound Economy (CSE), which it used “to carry out the 'grass-roots' campaign.” However, the CSE kept a “virtuous distance from AQSC: “We are not a part of the coalition; we do not receive funding from them, and we do not work together,” said Brent Bahler, a CSE spokesman. [12]

Rosin reported that, despite this, “CSE footprints show up all over the coalition agenda.” For example, she notes that “CSE officials met with coalition members last April to brief them on their $5 million educational campaign on the EPA rules. They got the American Petroleum Institute to agree to match all donations up to $600,000. Keeping up the appearance of a grass-roots effort by employing CSE is in fact crucial to the coalition. 'NAM has recognized that re environmental issues, while the war will be won or lost in Washington, the battles will take place out there,' says one member, according to the notes.” [12]

Manufacturers' Accountability Project

The NAM quietly launched the Manufacturers' Accountability Project (MAP) in November 2017 to push back against, among other things, climate-change-related lawsuits affecting the manufacturing industry. They claim that “this coordinated campaign jeopardizes the ability of all manufacturers to continue growing and providing jobs to millions of Americans.” [50], [51]

MAP is led by NAM's Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA), with both MAP and the MCLA headed by Linda Kelly who also serves as NAM's senior vice president, legal, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Kelly wrote at The Hill, suggesting that attorneys have been dragging manufacturers into “fruitless lawsuits” over climate change concerns and that “[t]hese cases can have devastating impacts on entire industries and the jobs they support.” [53], [54], [56]

We’ve launched what we’ve called the Manufacturers' Accountability Project and the intention is to push back on the use of lawsuits funded by activists to target manufacturers for a variety of problems, including we’re looking at the climate lawsuits,” Kelly told the Washington Examiner in an interview. [51]

One of the group's first actions was to go against the investigation by Democratic attorneys general investigating what ExxonMobil knew about climate change, although it also targeted other issues aside from climate change — like opposing rulings for paint manufacturers to be accountable for lead paint in buildings built before 1951. they see as impacting industry's bottom line. [51]

On February 12, 2018, MAP announced it was launching an ad campaign to attack New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after de Blasio said he would sue oil companies including BP, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil,a nd Royal Dutch Shell in the wake of the devastation caused by climate change. [57][55]

“Mayor de Blasio's frivolous lawsuit is a farce and a direct threat to the jobs and livelihoods of manufacturing workers in New York and across America,” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons stated in a February 13 MAP news release. [58]

Cite Hall spokesman Eric Phillips criticized the ad campaign. “Shadowy groups funded by Big Oil won’t keep the mayor from fighting for our planet and city’s future,” he said, quoted by the New York Post. [59]

Stance on Climate Change

February 2016

An approved policy position document adopted at NAM's meeting in the winter of 2016 describes the group's position on “trade-related aspects of climate change”: [13]

“The NAM believes that mitigating the impact of global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a significant and important goal for all nations. Any initiatives to achieve this goal, however, must not put American manufacturers at a relative competitive disadvantage. If actions are not taken by all significant emitters, there is substantial risk of carbon leakage that could nullify the effects of unilateral domestic action.” [13]

The document suggests that that industry should be allowed to develop their own climate change solutions, as opposed to government regulation: [13]

“Government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers in the energy space, and must not impede or impair the ability of energy-producing and energy-consuming segments of industry to obtain adequate funding for energy-related investments. The NAM will identify and oppose overly restrictive regulations and the implementation of policies that limit or eliminate energy sources and production.” [13]

It also supports Arctic and offshore drilling: [13]

“Exploration and development of promising areas onshore, offshore and in the Arctic can substantially lower our nation's energy vulnerability.” [13]

On coal, The NAM is in full support of its continued use and opposes environmental policies that would limit it in any way: [13] 

“Government actions that unreasonably increase the cost of production and use of coal for limited environmental or health benefits are counterproductive. Unbalanced laws and regulations governing air, water and solid waste are currently the most crucial restraint on coal production and the use of coal by industry and utilities. Environmental policies should be reviewed and applied in a manner that balances reasonable environmental objectives with the need to have a diverse fuel portfolio, including continued cost-effective coal use.” [13]

NAM's policy document describes renewables as “potential alternatives to traditional fossil fuels,” however disapproves of government subsidies, and implies the supposed unreliability of the power source: [13]

“Significant grid improvements are needed and encouraged to ensure manufacturers have secure, flexible and competitive energy options. As the nation’s energy mix expands and diversifies, government policies must place a priority on energy reliability.” [13]

October 2009

According to a NAM Principles on Climate Change” document, “Successful U.S. greenhouse gas emission reduction policies” will, among other things, “Prioritize the removal of market barriers to achieving energy efficiency and emissions reduction at a net economic gain,” “Reform conflicting or duplicative Clean Air Act and other provisions,” and “Accompany climate policy with policies that expand the production and use of reliable affordable and environmentally sound domestic energy supplies.” [14]

1998

The NAM's president Jerry J. Jasinowski wrote an opinion editorial in The Christian Science Monitor titled “Global Warming Treaty: Economic Boom or Bust? Bust – US Jobs and Industries Lost.” In the article, he declared: [15]

“Not only are evaluations of the earth's temperature mixed, but the computer models that interpret them are questionable. Put simply, the extent to which man-made emissions contribute to climate change has not been proven.”

Jasinowski went on to cite the now-deceased Frederick Seitz, who claimed “ A “disturbing corruption of the peer review process” could “deceive policymakers and the public into believing that the scientific evidence shows human activities are causing global warming.”

Jasinowski concluded that “The treaty won't work, and should be opposed by those who recognize that economic growth and a sound environmental must go hand in hand.” [15]

Funding

The below information is collected from publicly available 990 forms, and from data collected by the Conservative Transparency project. Note that not all individual values have been verified by DeSmog. [16]

See the attached spreadsheet for additional information on National Association of Manufacturers funding by year (.xlsx).

NAM as Recipient

Donor Total
Free Enterprise America $2,500,000
Freedom Partners $1,170,000
American Petroleum Institute $1,163,650
Intel Corporation $1,003,329
Merck $162,220
Dow Chemical Company $96,119
Alcoa $91,400
Norfolk Southern $71,590
John Deere $16,000
Grand Total $6,274,308

NAM as Donor

Recipient Total
American Chemistry Council $790,000
American Justice Partnership $520,000
Manufacturing Institute $300,000
The Manufacturing Institute $200,000
BIPAC Business Institute for Political Analysis $110,000
Heartland Institute $52,500
National Foundation for American Policy $20,000
ACCF Center for Policy $18,000
Council on Competitiveness $13,500
Congressional black Caucus $10,000
Associated Industries of Kentucky $5,000
Independent Women's Forum $5,000
Congressional hispanic Caucus $5,000
Friends of Adam Smith $5,000
Women's Policy Inc. $3,000
Institute for International Econ. $2,000
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes $1,763
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce $1,500
American Enterprise Institute $1,500
Women in Government Relations $1,000
Tax Foundation $1,000
House DC $1,000
Grand Total $2,066,763

990 Forms

NAM Documents

Below is a collection of notable NAM reports and legal documents on climate, environment, and energy issues.

Key People

President

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jay Timmons Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
John Engler Y Y Y Y Y

Board Chair

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
David N. Farr Y Y
Gregg M. Sherrill Y Y
Douglas R. Oberhelman Y Y
Mary Andringa Y Y Y
Michael E. Campbell Y
Charles E. Bunch Y Y
John A. Luke Jr. Y Y

Board Vice Chair

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
David T. Seaton Y Y
John F. Lundgren Y Y
Gregg M. Sherrill Y Y
Douglas R. Oberhelman Y Y Y
Mary Andringa Y
Michael E. Campbell Y Y
Charles E. Bunch Y
James G. Berges Y

Board Representation by Company

View the attached spreadsheet for a complete listing of the National Association of Manufacturers' Board Members, by individual and company (.xlsx).

Executive Committee

Organization 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Devon Energy Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Irex Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ace Clearwater Enterprises Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
ExxonMobil Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ball Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
BTE Technologies, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ecolab Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Neenah Enterprises, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Southern Company Y Y Y Y Y Y
Carolina Color Corporation Y Y Y Y Y
Centennial Bolt, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
Cooper Standard Automotive Y Y Y Y Y
Ingersoll Rand Company Y Y Y Y Y
Modine Manufacturing Company Y Y Y Y Y
Snap-on Incorporated Y Y Y Y Y
Cargill Y Y
Proto Labs, Inc. Y Y
Rockwell Automation Y Y
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Y Y
Pfizer Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Toyota Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
USG Corporation Y Y Y Y Y
Fresenius Medical Care N.A. Y
Nucor Corporation Y
The Dow Chemical Company Y
TimkenSteel Corporation Y
The Timken Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Fresenius Medical Care Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
C.R. Bard Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
Tenneco Inc. Y Y Y Y
Vermeer Y Y Y Y Y Y
Emerson Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Air Liquide Y Y Y
Fluor Corporation Y Y Y
SASCO Chemical Group, Inc. Y Y Y
Caterpillar, Inc. Y Y
United States Steel Corporation Y Y
Crown Holdings, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Click Bond, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Materion Technical Materials Y Y Y Y Y Y
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
JELD-WEN, Inc. Y Y Y
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Y Y
Arch Coal, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Sealed Air Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Meritor, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Power Curbers, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
Arch Chemicals, Inc. Y Y Y
Bayer Corporation Y Y Y
Squires-Belt Material Company Y Y Y
NACCO Industries Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
YRC Worldwide Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
Dow Y Y Y Y Y
Great Plains Energy Incorporated Y Y
American Electric Power Y Y Y Y Y
Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Y Y Y Y
Kansas City Power & Light Company Y Y Y Y
Altec, Inc. Y Y Y
Sony Electronics Inc. Y Y Y
FMC Corporation Y Y
PPG Y
Terra Industries Inc. Y
Al-jon Mfg, LLC Y Y Y Y
Xerox Corporation Y Y Y Y
DuPont Y Y Y
MWV Y Y
Shell Y Y
Falcon Plastics, Inc. Y Y Y
Intel Corporation Y Y Y
AGCO Corporation Y Y
Pacific Plastics & Engineering Y Y
Pine Hall Brick Co., Inc. Y Y
Albemarle Corporation Y
American Axle & Manufacturing Y
Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. Y
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. Y
Maytag Corporation Y
New Vista Enterprises Y
Owens-Illinois, Inc. Y
Purafil, Inc. Y
UNOVA, Inc. Y
Wainwright Industries, Inc. Y

Board Members by Company

Organization 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acuity Brands, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
American Axle & Manufacturing Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ariel Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Behlen Mfg. Co. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Bommer Industries, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Control Technology, Inc Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Dana Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Deloitte & Touche LLP Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
E&E Manufacturing Co., Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
EFCO Corp. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Honda Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Merck & Company, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Pernod Ricard USA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Phoenix Closures, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Smithfield Foods, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Task Force Tips, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Textron Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
The Procter & Gamble Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
The Sherwin-Williams Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Trinity Industries, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Verizon Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Waste Management, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Windham Millwork, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
ALOM Technologies Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
ConocoPhillips Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
DTE Energy Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ford Motor Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Quality Float Works, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Abbott Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
AGCO Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Pine Hall Brick Co., Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
BNSF Railway Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
The Boeing Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Eli Lilly and Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Intel Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Atlas Machine and Supply, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Bishop-Wisecarver Group Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
General and Automotive Machine Shop, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Lockheed Martin Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Penske Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
WESCO International, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Brady Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Diamond Casting & Machine Co. Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
General Electric Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Saint-Gobain Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
PPG Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Glier's Meats, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Cummins Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Koch Industries Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Altec, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
KPMG LLP Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Archer Daniels Midland Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Grant Thornton LLP Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Leggett & Platt Incorporated Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Paulson Manufacturing Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Porta-King Building Systems Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
The L. S. Starrett Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
BASF Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
AGCO-Amity JV, LLC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Pella Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Apogee Enterprises, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Harley-Davidson, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Power Curbers, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
YRC Worldwide Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
BKD, LLP Y Y Y Y Y Y
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ellwood Group, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Kent Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y
Phillips 66 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Westinghouse Electric Company Y Y Y Y Y Y
Whirlpool Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Navistar International Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Masco Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Carter Products Company, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Arch Coal, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Y Y Y Y Y Y
ATI Y Y Y Y Y
CNH Industrial Y Y Y Y Y
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation Y Y Y Y Y
Nichols Precision Y Y Y Y Y
Vantec, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
WilliamsRDM Y Y Y Y Y
A.O. Smith Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Rayonier Y Y Y Y Y Y
Brown-Forman Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
C.H. Robinson Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Click Bond, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Y Y Y Y
McCormick & Company, Inc. Y Y Y Y
Pacific Allied Products, Ltd. Y Y Y Y
Sukup Manufacturing Company Y Y Y Y
The Marvin Companies Y Y Y Y
The Ohio Manufacturers' Association Y Y Y Y
The Timken Company Y Y Y Y
United Resource Logistics Y Y Y Y
SAS Institute Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Shell Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
ArcelorMittal Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
AECOM Corporation Y Y Y
Allergan Y Y Y
Arbill Y Y Y
Baker Boy Y Y Y
Continental Resources, Inc. Y Y Y
Covestro LLC Y Y Y
Edward Marc Brands, Inc. Y Y Y
RSM US, LLP Y Y Y
WestRock Y Y Y
Marathon Oil Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SKF USA Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Armstrong World Industries Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Bayer Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Lanxess Corporation Y Y Y Y
3M Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Hillenbrand, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Caterpillar, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
Crown Holdings, Inc. Y Y Y
AK Steel Corporation Y Y
Andeavor Y Y
ATMOS360, Inc. Y Y
BDO Y Y
Deere & Company Y Y
Delphon Industries, LLC Y Y
Dixie Chemical Company, Inc. Y Y
Eagle Manufacturing Company Y Y
EnCana Corporation Y Y
GenMet Y Y
Jamison Door Company Y Y
JHK Ventures: VRS and Metanold Y Y
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation Y Y
Lakeside Foods, Inc. Y Y
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Y Y
Matrix 4, Inc. Y Y
Milliken & Company Y Y
Montana Manufacturing Association Y Y
NCI Building Systems, Inc. Y Y
Novartis Y Y
Phillips Manufacturing, Inc. Y Y
Solar Atmospheres, Inc. Y Y
Superior Industries International, Inc. Y Y
The Fertilizer Institute Y Y
The Plastics Industry Association Y Y
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Y Y
Corning Incorporated Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
The Belden Brick Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Altria Group Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Union Pacific Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
American Electric Power Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Alcoa Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
HUSCO International, Inc. Y Y Y Y
Ashland Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. Y Y
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Norfolk Southern Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Air Liquide Y Y Y Y Y
Novelis Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Schneider Electric Y Y Y
Vermeer Y Y Y
ABB Inc. Y
American Wire Producers Association Y
Amphenol Corporation Y
Beam Suntory Inc. Y
Coastal Windows Inc. Y
CRH Americas Products Y
Dominion Energy Y
ElectroCraft Y
EY Y
Gear Motions, Inc. Y
Hoerbiger Compression Technology Holding Y
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Y
Johnson & Johnson Y
Johnson Controls International PLC Y
MacLean-Fogg Company Y
Newpark Resources, Inc. Y
Nissan North America, Inc. Y
Staub Manufacturing Solutions Y
The Mosaic Company Y
United Technologies Corporation Y
Waters Corporation Y
Welbilt, Inc. Y
Fortune Brands, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Hialeah Metal Spinning, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Hannay Reels, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Johnson Controls, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Hoerbiger Corporation of America Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Clorox Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Oldcastle, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Arizona Public Service Company Y Y Y Y Y
BP Y Y Y Y Y
Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
Nucor Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Volvo Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Dover Corporation Y Y Y Y Y
Meritor, Inc. Y Y Y Y
Dow Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ernst & Young Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Heritage Plastics, Inc. Y Y Y
The Aluminum Association Y Y Y
FMC Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
PTC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
USG Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Adient US LLC Y
Arconic Y
Industrial Gases Americas, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Y
Bison Gear and Engineering Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Cargill Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
ConAgra, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
CSX Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Kanawha Manufacturing Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
McLanahan Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Metal Essence, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Strainrite, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
W. R. Grace & Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Al-jon Mfg, LLC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Rockwell Automation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
AFIMAC Y Y Y Y
Brunswick Corporation Y Y Y Y
Teradata Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y
American Iron and Steel Institute Y Y Y
Donaldson Company, Inc. Y Y Y
Eagle Energy Exploration, LLC Y Y Y
Mississippi Manufacturers Association Y Y Y
PolyOne Corporation Y Y Y
Remy International Y Y Y
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Y Y Y
Big Ass Solutions Y Y
Montana Chamber of Commerce Y Y
4Front Engineered Solutions, Inc. Y
Allen Edmonds Corporation Y
Luminant Y
Accenture Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Fisher Barton Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUMCO Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Con-way Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Peabody Energy Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
MWV Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
McGladrey LLP Y Y Y Y Y Y
CA Botana International, Inc. Y Y Y
Faurecia Y Y Y
Eastman Chemical Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
John Crane Group Y Y
Sempra Energy Y Y
Wacker Neuson Corporation Y Y
General Motors Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Materion Technical Materials Y Y Y Y Y
Dominion Resources Services, Inc. Y
FCA US LLC Y
Energizer Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Harsco Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
United States Steel Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Cameron International Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Halliburton Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Daktronics, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Valmont Industries, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
Connecticut Business and Industry Association Y Y Y Y Y
Donovan Heat Treating Company Y Y Y Y Y
Kennametal Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
Lord Corporation Y Y Y Y Y
New England Wire Technologies Y Y Y Y Y
NewPage Corporation Y Y Y Y Y
Vulcan Materials Company Y Y Y Y Y
Energy Future Holdings Corp. Y Y Y Y Y
American Forest & Paper Association Y Y
Council of Industry of Southeastern NY Y Y
Chrysler Y Y Y Y Y
American Cleaning Institute Y
Davis Boat Works, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SAP America, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Williams-Pyro, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
FMC Technologies, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Harris Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ingersoll Rand Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Sealaska Corporation Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Case New Holland Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ryder System, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
H.J. Heinz Company Y Y Y Y Y Y
Snap-on Incorporated Y Y Y Y Y Y
Trumpf, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y Y
The Schwan Food Company Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Centennial Bolt, Inc. Y Y Y Y Y
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January 26, 2018

Former White House Advisor Lindsey de la Torre joined the NAM as Executive Director of their Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, and Special Counsel to the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA). One of the primary goals of the Accountability Project has been to push back against climate change lawsuits affecting industry. [52]

Lindsey’s arrival could not come at a more crucial moment, with a growing number of public officials joining activists and plaintiffs’ lawyers in a misguided campaign to target manufacturers across the country,” said NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly. [52]

September 29, 2017

The NAM partnered with North America’s Building Trades Unions to create the Coalition for Regulatory Innovation. The Coalition, was created shortly before President Donald Trump's “Cut The Red Tape Day” speech, underlining the president's deregulation agenda, reported the Washington Examiner. [47] 

We launched the Coalition for Regulatory Innovation to help Americans understand this thicket of state and federal rules and champion common-sense reforms that remove unnecessary burdens on the economy. The coalition will highlight some of the most misguided rules and outline principles for reform,” the group said. [47] 

National Association of Manufacturers President Jay Timmons and North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey announced the Coalition in a September 28 Op Ed. Initial members included: [48][49]

May 23, 2017

As reported by the Climate Investigations Center and DeSmog, NAM attempted to withdraw from a federal climate lawsuit 18 months after it had moved to intervene on the case. The lawsuit, filed in 2015 by the non-profit Our Children's Trust, claimed that the federal government has a “public trust” obligation under the constitution to protect the climate. The suit was filed by plaintiffs aged 9 to two from across the united states, as well as climate scientist James Hansen and Earth Guardians. [17], [18]

The NAM motion to withdraw came on May 22, around the same time it was ordered to produce documents relating to its activities related to climate change. NAM, along with the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API), first intervened in the case in November, 2015. [19]

What is noticeably absent from these withdrawal motions is the reason why the fossil fuel industry wants to leave the case,” Philip Gregory, a lawyer for the young plaintiffs said, as reported by Reuters. NAM spokeswoman Jennifer Drogus said in an email that “We no longer feel that our participation in this case is needed to safeguard industry and our workers.” [20]

Climate Investigations also reported on the Trump administration's attempts to halt the case, pending review by a higher court. [18]

August 2016

Scientific American reported that the NAM, along with the American Petroleum Institute and the US Chamber of Commerce, were among groups opposing a new rule proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to increase environmental disclosures. The move would focus on extracting more information from companies on climate change. [21]

NAM's Director of Tax Policy, Christina Crooks, said:

The disclosures that public companies, public manufacturing companies, must file are already really lengthy and burdensome and overwhelm not only the issuers […] but also their shareholders,” Crooks said. [21]

March 2016

The NAM released a pamphlet opposing the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforecement's (BSEE) proposed Well Control Rule), which would impose stricter safety requirements on offshore oil and gas drilling. [22]

“These expansive new requirements on offshore oil and gas drilling […] could curtail oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, threatening jobs for the manufacturers that supply and use this energy,” the NAM document claims. [22]

The document cites 2015 research done for the industry-funded American Petroleum Institute (API)[22]

February 9, 2016

In a statement celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's industry motion to stay the Clean Power Plan, NAM President and CEO Jay TImmons noted the role of “manufacturers' leadership” in the decision: [23]

“Manufacturers’ leadership in the courts helped secure this important victory at the Supreme Court. The administration’s burdensome and costly regulation creates uncertainty, threatening our global competitiveness and ability to create jobs and economic opportunity,” Timmons said. “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is one step towards overturning this overreaching rule, and the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action will continue to fight this legally questionable regulation in the courts.”

June 24, 2015

The NAM released a letter of support for H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, which would extend compliance dates of the EPA's greenhouse gas emissions regulations rule of existing power plants. According to the NAM letter, “Implementing the EPA’s proposed GHG rule will hurt domestic manufacturers’ competitiveness, threatening growth and the livelihood of manufacturing employees.” [24]

December 2015

The National Association of Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action filed its second lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) that would regulate new power plants. The NMA's first lawsuit, which it filed earlier in 2015, focused on existing power plants. [25], [26]

2015

The NAM orchestrated an anti-ozone regulation campaign, which included a range of national and state-wide campaign videos. In one video, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons claims that the “Ozone Standard will kill American jobs”: [27]

July 8, 2015

The NAM issued a statement opposing an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016, which would regulate hydrualic fracturing (fracking) on federal and Native American lands. [28]

June 19, 2015

In a letter to President Barack Obama, The NAM and a number of other industry groups expressed “deep concern with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone.” [29]

The PDF document lists Greg Bertelsen as the author, former Senior Director, Energy and Resources Policy, at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and currently Senior Vice President of the Climate Leadership Council. [30]

December 26, 2014

The NAM, in conjunction with the US Chamber of Commerce and the American Tort Reform Association, filed a brief as amici curiae in support of the BP oil company in a case involving damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. [31]

July 2014

NERA Economic Consulting, the same group behind a report cited by Donald Trump in supporting his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate agreement, prepared a report for NAM titled “Assessing Economic Impacts of a Stricter National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone.” [32], [33]

The study examines the economic costs of the EPA's new proposed ozone standards. The report claims that “ the potential emissions control costs would reduce U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $270 billion per year on average over the period from 2017 through 2040.” [33]

NERA has produced numerous reports for the energy industry and has accepted millions of dollars in donations from major corporations and industry groups, including ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute. NERA also has a long history of working with the tobacco industry. [34], [35]

January 30, 2014

According to a 2014 press release, The NAM served as co-chair, alongside the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, of a group titled the “The Partnership for a Better Energy Future.” [36]

“The Partnership for a Better Energy Future, which comprises groups representing consumers and businesses from sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, refining and mining, will serve as the leading voice in support of a unified strategy and message in response to the Obama Administration’s GHG regulatory agenda,” the press release notes. [36]

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons commented: [36]

To remain competitive in a global economy, manufacturers need an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy to ensure they have access to affordable and reliable energy,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Unfortunately, this Administration seems to believe that the only way to reduce GHG emissions is to eliminate fossil fuels from our economy. Manufacturers believe we can use these and other fuels while reducing our emissions. We must convince the Administration to make better choices as it begins to regulate GHGs. Through this coalition, we hope to do so.” [36]

Other notable coalition members included the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), American Petroleum Institute, Illinois Coal Association, National Mining Association, and many other industry groups. View the full list of members at the coalition's website, www.betterenergyfuture.org. [37]

February 26, 2013

NERA Economic Consulting prepared a report for the NAM titled “Economic Outcomes of a U.S. Carbon Tax.” The report concludes that “the potential fiscal benefits from the use of carbon tax revenues do not change the major potential trade-offs in carbon policy, which are that emissions reductions have a net cost and that deeper emissions cuts are increasingly costly.” [38]

May 2013

The NAM released a report on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Regulations, claiming that “There are few, if any, limits on the EPA’s new authority” under the Clean Air Act.” The document suggests a “simple legislative solution” to amend Section 165 of the Clean Air Act to exclude greenhouse gasses. [39]

June 2012

The NAM, along with other pro-industry groups including the American Petroleum Institute (API), American Chemistry Council, American Forest & Paper Association, the U.S. Chamber of CommerceAmerican Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), and numerous others submitted comments opposing the EPA's proposed regulation of greenhouse gases through the proposed New Source Performance Standard (NSPS). [40]

“For the reasons described below, we urge the EPA to withdraw this proposal given the already significant adverse consequences of the proposal on industry, and to engage instead—if at all—in a process with all interested stakeholders as to whether and how the EPA should approach GHG regulation through NSPS before proposing rules that have an immediate and harmful impact,” the letter reads. [40]

The conclusion describes the EPA's proposed GHG rule as “unlawful,” and suggests “ The EPA should immediately withdraw the proposed rule.” [40]

June 23, 2009

The NAM submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPAon the proposed endangerment finding on greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. According to the letter, regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act “will provide no net benefits to environmental quality, but will result in serious risks to our nation’s short-term economic recovery and long-term international competitiveness.” [3]

2008

The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCCF)  worked on a joint research project with the National Association of Manufacturers “on the impact of 'America's Climate Security Act of 2007' on the U.S. Economy,” ACCCF's 2009 990 form reported.

The joint study claimed that the Lieberman-Warner climate change bill would “reduce U.S. gross domestic product by up to $210 billion per year by 2020.” View the full report here (PDF). [41], [42]

September, 1997

The NAM, Air Transport Association of America, American Petroleum Association, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and the United Mine Workers of America sponsored a nation-wide advertising campaign to push the Clinton administration to reject a worldwide climate change treaty, The Washington Times reported. [43]

The campaign included radio spots, print ads in newspapers, a website (www.climatefacts.org), and a toll-free phone number (888-54FACTS). The ads included warnings of a 50-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax. [43]

Kelly Sims, a director of science policy at Ozone Action, described the warning as “totally distorted.” “No one has talked about a gas tax,” she said, adding that the groups are “trying to scare the public before there's anything to be scared about.” [43]

By September 1997, coalition members reported they had already spent $3 million on the ads, and planned to spend $13 million or more in total. [43]

“We should avoid the herd mentality that says. 'Sign first ask questions later,'” said NAM President Jerry Jasinowski. [43]

1997

According to an archived December 1997 New York Times piece, NAM met earlier in that year to “to map out a strategy for broadening opposition to a new [climate] treaty.” As part of that effort, it decided to look to the labor movement. “The most obvious ally for industry was the United Mine Workers of America,” John H. Cushman Jr. wrote in the column. As “coal gives off more carbon dioxide than any other fuel” and so emissions limits would “hit that union hardest.” [44]

According to the Congressonal Record, NAM president Jerry Jasinowski testified that the proposed treaty “[…] would hurt America’s manufacturers, workers and families with little or no environmental benefit since new restrictive policies in the U.S. simply would force the flight of U.S. investment to developing countries. Millions of Americans would lose their jobs and American manufacturers would take a severe hit in the marketplace.” [45]

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