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Reed Marks National Manufacturing Day with Visit to Evaporated Metal Films

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Washington, DC, October 3, 2014 | comments

Tom Reed toured the Evaporated Metal Films (EMF) facility in Ithaca to promote National Manufacturing Day and discuss his Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, (RAMI), which recently passed the House of Representatives with a strong showing of support from Members on both sides of the aisle.

“I’m really pleased to be joined by EMF, and members of the photonics and optics industry to recognize National Manufacturing Day,” Reed said. “Caring about manufacturing is what our bill is all about, and I truly believe that companies such as EMF can benefit from RAMI and help create the next generation of manufacturing jobs in our region. I’d also like to thank The Optical Society, which has been very supportive of my RAMI legislation.”

“The Manufacturing Innovation Centers called for in the RAMI Act will grow industries such as optics and photonics,” said Elizabeth Rogan, CEO of The Optical Society (OSA). “The bill plays an important role in ensuring the commercialization and manufacture of high-technology products in America. These efforts are the building blocks to help expand advanced manufacturing in the United States.”

EMF was founded in 1936 and was the first company in the United States to provide evaporated metal thin film coatings. Throughout the years EMF continued to expand its business and coating capabilities. A new 44,000 square foot facility was constructed in 1987 to better accommodate the growing company.

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