WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 26, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers), the trade association formerly known as the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), has a new address in Washington D.C.
After more than 30 years in Arlington, Va., the new D.C. office allows for expansion of Global Automakers’ staff as well as closer proximity to its members companies’ offices, Capitol Hill, and regulatory agencies.
“Our move demonstrates our members’ commitment to our organization and to playing a greater role in policy making,” said Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J. Stanton. “We are growing alongside our members, who now account for 40 percent of all vehicles sold and produced in the U.S.”
Global Automakers represents 15 international motor vehicle manufacturers who have invested $44 billion in U.S.-based production facilities, have a combined domestic production capacity of 4.2 million vehicles, directly employ 81,000 Americans, and create 500,000 jobs for Americans through dealers and suppliers.
Located at 1050 K Street, NW, the 7,355 square foot office is surrounded by the latest in green design—efficient water use, fresh indoor air, power from wind energy and maximized use of daylight. “We represent the world’s greenest automakers so we were naturally attracted to this new building that earned LEEDTM Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council,” said Stanton.
To celebrate the move to Washington, Global Automakers is hosting an open house at their new offices tonight in conjunction with the Washington Auto Show.
The Association of Global Automakers, formerly known as the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. Our members’ market share of both U.S. sales and production is 40 percent and growing. We work with industry leaders, legislators, regulators, and other stakeholders in the United States to create public policy that improves motor vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster an open and competitive automotive marketplace that encourages investment, job growth, and development of vehicles that can enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.
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