Cook, along with the other industry leaders currently serving on the board, was elected to bolster the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, workforce solutions, legal action, operational excellence and news and insights affecting the manufacturing industry, according to a news release.
Founded in 1895, NAM is the largest industrial trade association in the United State, with more than 14,000 members.
“Serving on the NAM board is an honor and a responsibility,” Cook said in the news release. “In this role, I’m an advocate for not only our 8,000 Milliken associates, but also for the 12million people who make up the U.S. manufacturing sector. I look forward to doing my part to ensure our industry’s continued growth and success.”
Through channels and partnerships with the Manufacturing Leadership Council, The Manufacturing Institute and the Innovation Research Interchange, NAM works to tell the story of manufacturing and to equip members with resources.
“Halsey is a recognized leader in our industry, and the NAM will be stronger thanks to his service on our board of directors,” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said in the release. “The NAM’s mission is to ensure we always keep moving forward, and Halsey will bring invaluable insights as we advocate for the men and women of our industry and advance the values that have made America’s manufacturing industry strong — free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity."
Milliken & Co., once a textile company, is a global manufacturing enterprise with a wide range of capabilities across the textile, flooring, chemical and health care businesses. The company is based in Spartanburg.