Washington, DC (PressExposure) February 06, 2012 -- On February 1, 2012, Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company President PJ Thompson was a guest of Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow at the congresswoman's national job creation roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. The roundtable included other Senators and businesspeople from across the United States.
Trans-Matic is a leading producer of progressive die stampings and deep drawn metal stampings, such as the metal housings used in the manufacture of lithium ion batteries. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of metal stamped components for use in a variety of industries.
Thompson was invited to participate in the meeting and speak on behalf of advanced manufacturing companies such as Trans-Matic. Thompson addressed legislators on several areas of concern within his industry.
"Trans-Matic is actively partnering with other companies in West Michigan to expand manufacturing, invest in new technologies like advanced batteries, and develop a skilled workforce," Thompson stated.
At the meeting, Stabenow led discussion on what companies are doing to create jobs. "Michigan businesses...are leading the nation in clean energy patents, advanced battery production, and other high-tech industries, helping to transform our economy [and] create new jobs," said Senator Stabenow. "It's only fitting that Michigan business leaders had a seat at today's national roundtable on job creation."
Senator Stabenow visited Trans-Matic's facility in Holland, Michigan, last summer to present her Battery Innovation Act. The Act is a coordinated strategy incorporating all aspects of advanced battery production, from raw materials to manufacturing. A key provision of the Battery Innovation Act which created a national battery innovation hub was signed into law in December 2011. In 2009, Stabenow developed initiatives making Michigan the center of the world's advanced battery manufacturing market.
"Senator Stabenow has been a champion of national policies that help us leverage private capital investment in high-tech products and lower taxes to create new jobs," Thompson said. "We hope more lawmakers in Washington join...in these areas to boost job creation across the country."