Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00
On Monday, Feb. 7 Congressman Peter King received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence in recognition of his consistent support of manufacturers and their employees across the United States. The Award was presented at an event sponsored by NAM member D’Addario & Company, Inc. in Farmingdale.
The NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence is awarded to members of Congress who maintained a voting record of 70 percent or higher during the 111th Congress (2009-2010). Congressman King received a 76-percent key vote rating.
“On behalf of D’Addario and Company and our employees, I thank Congressman King for championing the causes that will help manufacturers thrive in New York and across the United States,” said CEO and Chairman, D’Addario & Company, Inc. Jim D’Addario. “We’re fortunate to have Peter King in our corner, advocating policies that will enable us to grow, create jobs, expand internationally and stay ahead of our global competition.”
D’Addario & Company, Inc. is a $130 million company and is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories. D’Addario employs more than 1,000 people worldwide. The majority of these employees work at D’Addario’s Farmingdale facility in Congressman King’s district.