National Association Of Manufacturers CEO To Visit Johnston County Workforce Center

Visit Highlights Creative Partnership for Life Science Talent Pipeline

Leaders from across Johnston County will welcome officials from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as part of the organization’s 2019 State of Manufacturing Tour. The event will be hosted by Johnston Community College (JCC), a leader in workforce development and skills training, on Friday, February 22nd.

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons will tour the Johnston County Workforce Development Center on Best Wood Drive near Clayton, viewing first-hand Johnston County’s innovative partnership for meeting the talent needs of bio-manufacturers.

NAM comes to Johnston County as part of its fifth annual NAM State of Manufacturing Tour, a national journey spotlighting the next frontier of modern manufacturing.

The Johnston County Workforce Development Center is a unique partnership between JCC, Johnston County, the Johnston County Economic Development Corporation, Grifols and Novo Nordisk. In addition to training new-hires for the two companies, the center is also a base for JCC associates degree programs in life sciences. Instructional staff, trainees and students will join local leaders in showcasing the center, which opened in 2014 and underwent extensive renovations in 2018. Members of the media are invited to the event.

In addition to his visit to North Carolina, Timmons will also meet with local manufacturers, employees, students, community leaders and elected officials in Colorado, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, California and Arizona to discuss real-world solutions for the U.S. manufacturing economy. The tour will make stops in major manufacturing cities across the country from February 19-28. Visit