In June, four new members joined the Engaging America’s Global Leadership (EAGL) coalition, calling on U.S. policymakers to ensure that the U.S. is engaging in international organizations and pushing for transparency and accountability to address the troubling increase of activities at global institutions. Such activities, popping up at institutions such as the United Nations and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), are raising concerns about their impact on American manufacturing jobs and competitiveness.
Our newest members further broaden an already diverse coalition of members representing industries throughout the U.S. manufacturing sector and millions of American jobs, and bring the total membership of EAGL to 25 different industry associations. EAGL is pleased to welcome:
- The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is the voice of more than 250 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. The $2.1 trillion food, beverage and consumer packaged goods is the largest source of employment in U.S. manufacturing, directly employing 2.1 million people in 30,000 communities across the United States.
- The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) represents the metal and composite can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. The can industry accounts for the annual domestic production of approximately 124 billion food, beverage and other metal cans; which employs more than 20,000 people with plants in 33 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa; and generates about $13.3 billion in direct economic activity.
- The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) is a national trade association that represents 13 companies engaged in the production of food, feed, and renewable fuels from oilseeds, including soybeans. NOPA’s member companies process more than 1.8 billion bushels of oilseeds annually at 64 plants located in 20 states throughout the country, including 58 plants that process soybeans.”
- The National Confectioners Association (NCA) advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the $35 billion U.S. confectionery industry, NCA educates the public to help ensure that it understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle– and how America’s leading chocolate and candy companies are providing consumers with the information, options and support they need to make informed choices.
EAGL is proud to already count many of the world’s leading manufacturing industry associations as our members. These organizations represent hundreds of individual companies on the cutting edge of American manufacturing and business. Our newest members bring additional expertise and insight are a key addition in our work to ensure stronger American leadership in global institutions that protects American jobs and workers.