Pro-Manufacturing Policies Pursued to Improve Economy
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) recently announced that Morbark, Inc., has joined the elite ranks of the “I Make America” campaign’s Gold-level company supporters. Additionally, Morbark has created a Day in the Life video to tell the story of how manufacturing affects Morbark employees, their families and the community. The video can be viewed on YouTube.
“I Make America” is a grassroots campaign that was launched in September 2010 to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep our economy competitive with other countries.
“Morbark has been a dedicated partner for ‘I Make America,’ and I congratulate them on achieving Gold status,” said Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. “I Make America is focused on advocating for pro-manufacturing policies and increased job growth, and Morbark has played an essential role in the campaign. Every voice matters, and I look forward to continuing our great work together.”
“At Morbark, we take great pride in the equipment made in our Winn, Michigan, manufacturing facilities, as well as all products built in the United States. We want to do everything possible to create jobs and grow the American economy,” said Morbark President, Jim Shoemaker, Jr. “AEM’s ‘I Make America’ campaign has provided us with an opportunity to empower our workforce and give them opportunities to contribute their voices to important issues before Congress that can directly affect the stability of their jobs and our country’s ability to compete globally.”
“I Make America” Gold-level supporters are an important group of industry-leading companies that have achieved participation benchmarks including significant employee involvement; outreach to their state, local and federal legislators; promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with allied trade associations; and production of A Day in American Life video telling the story of how their companies, employees and communities “make America.”
The campaign has enlisted the support of nearly 29,000 people nationwide, AEM’s 900+ member companies, and industry organizations.
About I Make America
I Make America is supported by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its 900+ member companies. We are joined by the memberships of like-minded associations, American business owners, and citizens and local elected officials across the nation. To learn more about I Make America, visit us at www.IMakeAmerica.com. View short videos of employees and small business owners around the country telling the real life stories of how manufacturing affects the national economy at www.ADayinAmericanLife.com. Keep up to date on the latest I Make America campaign news on Twitter @IMakeAmerica and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/IMakeAmerica.
About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) – www.aem.org
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.
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