Withum’s Manufacturing, Distribution & Logistics Services Group hosted their 5th Annual Industry Golf Outing on June 21st at Raritan Valley Country Club. The group, which included executives from BASF, Boston Therapeutics, Breeze Eastern, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai Pharma, Halo Pharmaceutical, Kuehne Chemical, Maxell Corporation, Merck, Reagent Chemical , US Mineral Products and Viscot Medical enjoyed a beautiful afternoon of outstanding golf and camaraderie.
The event was highlighted by veteran Washington reporter and commentator Fred Barnes (Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard and Commentator, FOX News), who has been covering the White House since the Ford Administration. Fred spoke about the Economic and Political Landscape in Washington. And in Fred’s presentation, only one word can be used to describe Washington: “Trump.” With over 50 Withum team members, prospects and clients in attendance, Fred discussed the completely unpredictable and unique presidency of Donald Trump and his relationship with various stakeholders and factions. He also touched upon topics such as healthcare, trade, foreign policy, border adjustment tax, tax policy (reform vs. cuts), and how modest gains could be realized in bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States, although certain industries (such as coal and steel) may never return.
Fred received positive feedback from all those in attendance as he shared stories from his Inside the Beltway experiences. As he memorably noted……. “in politics and in life, things don’t always go as expected.”