State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) earned high praise on Monday from the Illinois Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) for his support of manufacturing in Illinois. Reick’s recognition was based on votes he took in 2018 that affect the manufacturing industry and the overall Illinois economy.
“The outmigration of manufacturing jobs in Illinois is having a negative impact on the state’s economy and employment numbers,” said Reick. “As lawmakers we have a responsibility to ease the regulations that are driving these job creators out of the state.”
This year legislators were scored on their votes on 10 pieces of legislation that affected the manufacturing sector, and those earning a score of 70 or higher were recognized. Only 39 members of the House of Representatives earned recognition this year.
TMA President Steven Rauschenberger applauded Reick for being a champion for the manufacturing industry and said, “The Technology & Manufacturing Association appreciates Representative Reick’s open mind and open door to issues that affect jobs and employment opportunity in his district. His even handed approach helps make Illinois better.”
The Technology and Manufacturing Association assists Illinois’ $100 billion manufacturing sector through advice, education, and other programs and also advocates for legislation to help the industry succeed in Illinois. Close to 20,000 manufacturing firms provide over half a million jobs statewide in Illinois. Click here to view a list of the legislation included on the scorecard and a full ranking of every Illinois State Representative and Senator.