Trump Announces Manufacturing Jobs Initiative

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump announced the creation of a Manufacturing Jobs Initiative Friday morning.

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Donald Trump (Getty Images)

An accompanying statement from the White House detailed a series of meetings — organized by Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris — in which Trump will “seek information and perspectives from a diverse range of business leaders… on how best to promote job growth and get Americans back to work again.”

The initial list of business leaders assisting with the initiative include Liveris, Harris Corporation’s Bill Brown, Dell’s Michael Dell, Nucor’s John Ferriola, Whirlpool’s Jeff Fettig, Ford’s Mark Fields, Ken Frazier of Merck & Co., Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson, Greg Hayes of United Technologies Corp., Lockheed Martin CEO Marilynn Hewson, GE’s Jeff Immelt, Jim Kamsickas of Dana Inc, Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld, Intel’s Brian Krzanich, Rich Kyle of The Timken company, AFL-CIO’s Thea Lee and Richard Tumka, U.S. Steel CEP Mario Longhi, the Campbell Soup Company’s Denise Morrison, Boeing president Dennis Muilenburg, Elon Musk, Caterpillar’s Doug Oberhelman, Scott Paul from the Alliance for American Manufacturing, Under Armour founder Kevin Plank, Michael Polk of Newell Brands, Mark Sutton of International Paper, 3M’s Inge Thulin and Corning CEO Wendell Weeks.

Donald Trump (Getty Images)

Donald Trump (Getty Images)

The announcement  marks the second group of recurring meetings Trump will take with American business leaders.

Earlier in the week, he announced quarterly meetings he will hold with a group of American CEOs, many of whom are assisting with the jobs initiative. (RELATED: These Are The CEOs Trump Will Meet With Every Quarter)


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