Simmons was proud to host a tour last week of our manufacturing facility for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. She also held a press conference where she announced the "Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act". The bipartisan legislation would grow the manufacturing industry and help create and sustain good-paying jobs in Albany and Capital Region by creating a permanent program that designates local regions as “Manufacturing Communities,” which would put them in the front of the line to receive economic development funding specifically for the purpose of investing in manufacturing.
The tour came right on the heels of Simmons and the NSH Group donating $125,000 to Hudson Valley Community College's new Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills (CAMS), another project that will bolster manufacturing in the area.
It was certainly an exciting week for Simmons and manufacturing in the Capital Region.