To Fight Pandemic, Manufacturers Need Wolf to Amend Executive Order


Overly-broad and imprecise business closure order will scramble supply chains, thwart production of life-saving goods, prevent those goods from reaching end users, and unnecessarily inflict lasting economic damage.

March 19, 2020 (Harrisburg, PA) – In response to the executive order issued by Governor Tom Wolf earlier today, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association President & CEO David N. Taylor made the following statement:

PMA Statement in response Governor Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" Proposal

Governor Wolf announced plans today (Tuesday, January 28, 2020) to renew the push for his “Restore Pennsylvania” proposal. The plan borrows, bonds, and spends $4.5 billion in infrastructure projects throughout the commonwealth, and then implements a new, additional tax on energy production to attempt to fund the payments. The following quotes can be attributed to David N. Taylor, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association.

Pennsylvanians Overwhelmingly Oppose Paying Higher Electricity Bills to Prop Up Nuclear Plants

HARRISBURG, June 5, 2019 — A statewide poll conducted in April concluded that 68 percent of those surveyed are not supportive of proposed legislative action that would increase Pennsylvanians’ electricity rates by at least $500 million every year.

Manufacturers Laud Historic Pennsylvania Investment by U.S. Steel




PMA’s Taylor celebrates company’s commitment to southwestern Pennsylvania,

praises President Trump’s defense against predatory foreign trade practices


(Braddock, PA) – David N. Taylor, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, issued the following statement from the Edgar Thomson Plant at the Mon Valley Works:

Manufacturers Applaud PA House of Representatives for Workforce Development Legislation

March 25, 2019 – HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association applauds the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on the passage of a package of bi-partisan legislation, #GoodJobs4PA (, aimed at filling the workforce gap crisis in our commonwealth.

An open letter to Lt. Governor John Fetterman on recreational marijuana

February 28, 2019

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

200 Main Capitol Building

Harrisburg, PA 17020


Dear Lt. Gov. Fetterman,

As you undertake your statewide “listening tour” regarding the potential decriminalization of recreational marijuana use, I am compelled to share my concerns with you.

Please understand that this is not my personal opinion, which I decline to offer. Instead, these are the facts of life in the industry I represent.