A significant part of DHI’s strategic initiative is to build a powerful Government Relations (GR) program. This effort is already underway through a far-reaching, influential grassroots campaign as well as by developing and participating in effective coalitions. An effective GR program can advance the interest of our industry and each of our businesses on a daily basis. DHI’s goal is to be a recognized authority on life safety by those on Capitol Hill, in order to influence legislation advancing our industry.
In alignment with our GR goals for 2010, DHI submitted written testimony on behalf of the openings industry as part of a Hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies hearing which addressed how to save and create jobs. A copy of that testimony written by DHI’s CEO, Gerald S. Heppes, Sr, CAE, is available here.
Collectively, our industry’s efforts have the potential to bring about countless positive changes that will benefit everyone working within the openings industry. We encourage you to get involved today!