PRINTING United Alliance Supports National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute’s 'This is Our Shot' Campaign Against COVID-19

Written February 3, 2021

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'This is Our Shot' urges industries to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a pivotal step toward saving lives and returning the manufacturing economy to normal operations  



Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Alliance today voiced its support of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute’s campaign called “This is Our Shot,” which includes NAM’s first public service announcement, “I Love Frank.” The campaign showcases why manufacturers are rolling up their sleeves to get a COVID-19 vaccine — to protect their family, coworkers and the people they love — and works to encourage industry workers to elect to take COVID-19 vaccinations whenever possible to save lives and return the manufacturing economy to normal operations. The project is live at NAM.org/ThisIsOurShot where resources are posted on the importance of getting vaccinated, vaccine safety, vaccine distribution, and how to talk about vaccines. 
  
“We echo NAM and The Manufacturing Institute’s message and urgency that is highlighted in ‘This is Our Shot’,” says Ford Bowers, CEO, PRINTING United Alliance. “We feel it is imperative that manufacturers across all industries elect to take the necessary measures, whenever it is possible for them to do so, to further protect one another as well as begin the steps needed to begin to reopen business operations again fully and safely.”

PRINTING United Alliance joins NAM, The Manufacturing Institute, and similar organizations in urging the public to take necessary precautions. The Alliance has committed to promoting “This Is Our Shot” and providing further resources and recommendations by organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) through PRINTING United Alliance and NAPCO Media properties and social media channels. This message will be shared far and wide to Alliance members and the industry at large. The Alliance will additionally support and promote the public service campaign through the BRAND United publishing arm of PRINTING United, which targets an even broader audience in sectors such as retail, nonprofit, and hospitality.

For more information about “This is Our Shot” and resources related to this campaign, please visit NAM.org/ThisIsOurShot

About National Association of Manufacturers 
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12.3 million men and women, contributes $2.32 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for 63% of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit nam.org.

About The National Manufacturing Institute  
The MI grows and supports the manufacturing industry’s skilled workers for the advancement of modern manufacturing. The MI’s diverse initiatives support all workers in America, including women, veterans and students, through skills training programs, community building and the advancement of their career in manufacturing. As the workforce development and education partner of the NAM, the MI is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with resources necessary to solve the industry’s toughest challenges. For more information on the MI, please visit themanufacturinginstitute.org.

About PRINTING United Alliance  
PRINTING United Alliance is the new entity borne of the merger between Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). In a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially combined in 2020 to create the largest, most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States. 

Members now have unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media.

PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. For more information, visit PRINTINGUnited.com.