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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published July 19, 2012

CARDIN TO VISIT MD CLOTHING MANUFACTURER TO DISCUSS NEED TO SUPPORT U.S. MANUFACTURING, BRING JOBS HOME TO AMERICA



Senator to visit Carroll Co. company, hold roundtable discussion with
management and workers


On Friday, July 20, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will visit English American Tailoring Company in Westminster, which is one of the few remaining clothing manufacturers in Maryland. The Senator will tour the plant and meet with workers and management to discuss the need to keep jobs in the United States and to provide American companies with more support so they can compete in the global marketplace.

Senator Cardin is a co-sponsor of the Bring Jobs Home Act, S. 3364, which is being considered by the U.S. Senate and would end taxpayer subsidies that help move jobs overseas. The bill also provides tax credits to encourage U.S. companies to move production back to the United States. English American Tailoring, which has 380 unionized workers, was founded more than 100 years ago and uses some of the finest wool and other materials to produce suits. To support U.S. clothing manufacturers, Senator Cardin has worked on legislation that would “level the playing field” for U.S. companies that import wool fabrics.

· WHAT: Senator Cardin to tour English American Tailoring Co. and hold roundtable discussion on need to keep jobs in America

· WHEN: Friday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m.

· WHERE: 414 N. Cranberry Road, Westminster, Maryland