John Ratzenberger, best known for his role as know-it-all postal worker Cliff Clavin on “Cheers,” took to Atlanta on Wednesday to announce with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal with a million-dollar campaign to bolster U.S. manufacturing.
Mr. Ratzenberger founded the nonprofit Foundation for America to showcase the importance of bringing back manufacturing to the U.S. and returning the nation to one of creator, not importer.
Mr. Deal said Georgia would be implementing a National Educational Initiative to boost the public relations image of the blue-collar job sector, help bring back shop classes to schools.
“One of the most critical issues confronting Georgia manufacturers today is the shallow pool of work-ready talent interested in and capable of embarking on well-paying careers in manufacturing,” Roy Bowen, the president of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers, said in a press release, the Gainesville Times reported. “Achieving success with this endeavor is absolutely essential to ensuring the long term viability of Georgia’s manufacturers and for Georgia to maintain its distinction as the No. 1 state in the U.S. for business.”
Mr. Ratzenberger told Fox News the initiative will hopefully spread to other states.