Executives from nine auto care industry companies met with U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., on Friday, July 19, in Memphis for a roundtable discussion facilitated by the Auto Care Association on the industry’s most pressing public policy priorities.
The roundtable began with an overview of the auto care industry’s significant presence in Tennessee, exemplified by the nearly 78,000 jobs and $20 billion in economic impact. Next, the conversation turned toward trade policy—an important issue for an industry that imports and exports billions of dollars’ worth of parts and components. Participants shared how tariffs and uncertainty in the trade environment have