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Illinois Manufacturers Applaud Senate Approval of Trade Deal

Agreement will strengthen commerce among U.S. producers, Mexico and Canada

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) released the following statement regarding bipartisan approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement by the U.S. Senate:

“This trade agreement is a victory for Illinois manufacturers who rely on strong trade relationships with Canada and Mexico, which together purchased $27 billion in Illinois-made products last year. That represents 40 percent of our state’s exports,” said Mark Denzler, president & CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. “This deal will strengthen those important ties, allowing for further trade growth while establishing key protections for American manufacturers.”

About the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA)
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is the only statewide association dedicated exclusively to advocating, promoting and strengthening the manufacturing sector in Illinois. The IMA is the oldest and largest state manufacturing trade association in the United States, representing nearly 4,000 companies and facilities. For more information, please visit http://ima-net.org/.

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