Chamber of Commerce Taps Quality Float Works

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<p><strong>Schaumburg, Ill. &mdash; June 12</strong><br />The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has tapped two executives from Quality Float Works Inc., a suburban Chicago-based manufacturer, to lend their expertise on workforce development issues and public affairs. </p><p>Sandra Westlund-Deenihan, Quality Float Works Inc. president, will serve on the Education, Employment and Training Committee (EETC), which directs policy related to all issues that affect education and workforce development. </p><p>Jason Speer, vice president and general manager, will serve on the Public Affairs Committee, which makes the recommendation for candidates endorsed by the organization in the upcoming election year.<br />&nbsp;<br />&ldquo;One of the greatest challenges facing manufacturing is the lack of a skilled workforce, Westlund-Deenihan said. &quot;I am honored to join forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in developing a workforce development plan that creates a pipeline of workers for the manufacturing for generations to come.&rdquo;</p><p> Speer echoed the sentiments. </p><p>&ldquo;It is imperative that Congress support a pro-growth, pro-business environment since businesses are the backbone of communities throughout this country,&quot; he said. &quot;I will be an advocate for supporting candidates who seek to reduce taxes on families and businesses, eliminate unnecessary regulation, create jobs and stimulate our local economies.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;<br />Both executives were selected because of their advocacy on these political issues throughout their communities and public policy organizations. </p><p>Westlund-Deenihan has been an outspoken advocate for creating a workforce-development initiative that is employer-based and collaborates with community colleges. She has organized several meetings with employers and educational leaders on this topic. </p><p>Speer has been an active leader on the local, state and federal levels in connecting businesses with elected officials. </p><p>Recently, he was elected to local office and is well-versed with public affairs issues.</p>

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