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Alaska Chamber joins manufacturing community in pledge to unite America post-election

Anchorage, AK – Following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Alaska Chamber President and CEO Curtis W. Thayer joined National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and more than 1,100 manufacturing and business leaders from across the U.S. in pledging to help bring the country back together after a divisive election.

“Alaska is in a great position to advance a pro-development, pro-resource agenda,” said Thayer. “With President-elect Trump and our strong Congressional Delegation we are positioned well to roll-back burdensome regulations, increase oil production and move Alaska and America forward. We should look forward to the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency.”

The letter to President-Elect Donald Trump also expressed an urgent need to communicate and work productively with the new administration and 115th Congress on key issues to reach the full economic potential of our nation.

“Manufacturing and business leaders from across the country have pledged to rebuild trust in our democratic and economic institutions so that we can ensure our exceptional country offer abundant opportunity to all,” said Timmons.

Signatures for the letter, and these important commitments from business leaders, were gathered over a period of nearly two weeks, well before the results of the election were known. The effort was initiated by Timmons, Tenneco Inc. Chairman and CEO and NAM Board Chair Gregg Sherrill and Emerson Chairman and CEO and NAM Board Chair-elect David Farr. To view the letter, click here.


About the Alaska Chamber
The Alaska Chamber, a private, non-profit corporation, operating since 1952, works to promote a positive business environment in Alaska. The Alaska Chamber is the voice of small and large business across the state with a Board of Directors comprised of 80 members representing all regions of the state. For more information visit

About the National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the U.S., representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters 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 visit

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