FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2016
U.S. Automakers Recognize Manufacturing Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, FCA US, Ford and General Motors—joined by the more than 232,000 American workers they employ—will proudly recognize Manufacturing Day. And this year the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) celebrates not only the recent success of American auto manufacturing, but also its future—with new investments that affirm American automakers’ commitment to innovating and growing right here at home.
"Automotive manufacturing and auto industry investments continue to expand in America, and our domestic automakers have played a significant role in the resurgence,” said Governor Matt Blunt, President of the American Automotive Policy Council. “In the last two years alone, FCA US, Ford and GM have added more than 30,000 jobs to their American workforce.”
Last year FCA US, Ford and GM produced nearly 6.5 million cars and trucks across the United States, thanks to their 28 assembly plants and 198 manufacturing facilities, labs and other major U.S. facilities. In addition, over the past six years, the companies invested more than $30.8 billion in expanding and upgrading these facilities.
"Given the importance of the industry to our nation’s economy, Manufacturing Day takes on a special significance for our companies,” said Governor Blunt. “They employ two out of every three American autoworkers, and they support millions of other jobs across all 50 states. As a result, our companies and their suppliers make up the largest manufacturing sector in the country, responsible for three percent of our country’s GDP. Manufacturing Day is a great way to honor and celebrate the workers and retirees that have helped these iconic companies achieve success where it matters most—here in the U.S.”
To learn more about the American automakers’ contribution to the U.S. economy, please CLICK HERE to view AAPC’s “State of the U.S. Automotive Industry” for 2016.
The American Automotive Policy Council, Inc. (AAPC) is a Washington, D.C. association that represents the common public policy interests of its member companies FCA US, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company.