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CEOs of Campbell Soup, Dell, Dow, GE, International Paper, Nucor & Whirlpool choose to remain in American Manufacturing Council

Author: David Gernon, CNBC, Published on: 14 August 2017

"We asked the CEOs on Trump's manufacturing council about Merck's CEO quitting. Here's what happened." 14 August 2017

The chief executives of Merck, Under Armour and Intel all resigned in quick order from President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, with Merck's Kenneth Frazier citing his "responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism." The move by the Merck CEO was met by silence from many other executives on the council... CNBC.com reached out to every executive listed [as members of the council]... and only seven had issued comments by Monday afternoon... "GE has no tolerance for hate, bigotry or racism, and we strongly condemn the violent extremism in Charlottesville over the weekend," the company said in a statement. "With more than 100,000 employees in the United States, it is important for GE to participate in the discussion on how to drive growth and productivity in the U.S., therefore, Jeff Immelt will remain on the Presidential Committee on American Manufacturing while he is the Chairman of GE." ... "In Dow there is no room for hatred, racism, or bigotry. Dow will continue to work to strengthen the social and economic fabric of the communities where it operates — including supporting policies that help create employment opportunities in manufacturing and rebuild the American workforce."... Whirlpool said it wants to continue to work on the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, and "to provide input and advice on ways to create jobs and strengthen U.S. manufacturing competitiveness." But added that it supports an "open and inclusive culture that respects people of all races and backgrounds."...

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