National Leader In Manufacturer Highlights Need For Workers, Immigration During Iowa Visit

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The head of a U.S. manufacturing group highlighted the need for workers and immigration reform during a visit to Iowa.

Job retraining and immigration reform could help fill more positions in Iowa; those were some of the messages from the head of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Staffers with NAM made stops at Sukup Manufacturing, a grain bin and metal building company in Sheffield, and at the Kirkwood Community College campuses in Cedar Rapids and Coralville.

The group’s CEO, Jay Timmons, said he’s impressed with the efforts in the state to educate students early on and retrain workers throughout their careers. Timmons said that will make employees more competitive and better able to keep up with automation and evolving technologies.

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