RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — MEMA and its members have voiced their support for the nomination of Al Frink as the first Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services. Frink, 61, co-founded the California-based carpet maker Fabrica International in 1974.
“Manufacturing in the United States is facing unprecedented challenges that can only be addressed through a far higher degree of partnership between industry and government at all levels,” said Chris Bates, president and CEO of MEMA. “This new position has a critical role to play in championing regulatory, tax, trade and other government policies that will help ensure the future health of manufacturing industries throughout the United States,” he stated.
“Frink is a highly qualified candidate with a strong professional and personal record of involvement and success in advancing the cause of manufacturing throughout his career. His leadership and success in the carpet industry makes his nomination a wise choice,” Bates added.
His nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. MEMA is encouraging prompt congressional review and approval of his nomination to this key position in the U.S. government.
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