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Sen. Katherine A. Klausmeier (D), District 8
James Senate Office Building, Room 103
11 Bladen St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1991
(410) 841-3620
e-mail: [email protected]

(Annapolis)-Senator Kathy Klausmeier (Dist. 8-Perry Hall) has been appointed by Senate President Mike Miller to serve on the Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness. The commission is responsible for advising the Secretary of Business and Economic Development Christian S. Johansson and Governor Martin O'Malley on how to encourage and expand manufacturing in Maryland. Included in this charge is making recommendations regarding the education and retraining of workers in the state so that they can fill jobs in manufacturing sector. Representatives from large national and international companies like McCormick, Northrop Grumman and Frito Lay and smaller Maryland manufacturers like Marlin Steel Wire and PRS Guitar will join labor representatives from the United Auto Workers and United Steel Workers, leaders in education, and government representatives from the administration and the General Assembly to work together to promote and improve the manufacturing sector here in Maryland. "I have long believed that Maryland manufacturers are an important part of this state's economy. Manufacturing can provide good steady jobs and can be a good reliable part of our state's tax base," said Senator Klausmeier, "I have been a member of the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland directed by fellow commission member Dr. Mike Galiazzo for many years, and I made it known to President Miller that I wanted to be a part of this commission because of the input that I felt I could provide in this area." Joining Senator Klausmeier as a legislative member on the commission is fellow Baltimore County legislator Delegate John Olszewski, Jr.