ACMA Congratulates Senator-Elect Joe Donnelly

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November 9, 2012 (Arlington, Va.) — The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) congratulates Congressional Composites Caucus Co-Chairman Representative Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) on his election as the U.S. Senator from Indiana.

As co-chairman of the Congressional Composites Caucus, Donnelly has been a champion for improving federal regulation of science and manufacturing, saving small business jobs and focusing federal policy on opening markets for this critical industry. Donnelly has met with small business owners on many occasions and has visited several composites manufacturing plants.

“As members of ACMA, manufacturers have the opportunity to build strong relationships on Capitol Hill and have a united voice on important legislative and regulatory issues that impact the composites industry and its market potential. Of the many members of Congress, Joe Donnelly has been a guiding force in helping our many small business members survive in this turbulent economy,” said Tom Dobbins, chief staff executive of ACMA.

Joe Donnelly is currently in his third term representing Indiana’s Second Congressional District. His district includes the Elkhart area – a major hub of the composites industry in the United States. Composites manufacturers in that region and across the country produce high-strength, lightweight and non-corrosive advanced materials used in the defense, automobile, recreational vehicle, energy and residential construction industries, among many others.

ACMA also congratulates other key champions of the composites industry who won elections on November 6 including Congressional Composites Caucus Co-Chairman Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Representative Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Representative Mike Michaud (D-Maine), Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), and many others.

The association is currently in the process of preparing a detailed analysis of the full results of the election and its impact on the composites industry. For a full list of ACMA-supported candidates or a copy of ACMA’s electoral analysis please contact MJ Carrabba at (703) 525-0511 or