Morbark, Inc., is proud to join the ranks of more than 100 manufacturing companies from across the country in supporting the “I Make America” campaign, which promotes the importance of manufacturing job creation and community building.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers launched the “I Make America” campaign in 2010 to show Congress that tens of thousands of working men and women support new manufacturing policies that protect and create jobs here in the U.S. The campaign also seeks to increase awareness of the broad range of workers and communities that depend on manufacturing to sustain jobs and America’s place in the world economy.
“It is no secret that U.S. manufacturing suffered greatly during the last recession, but the truth is, we’ve been allowing it to decline in this country for too many years,” said Jim Shoemaker, Morbark President. “We need to stand up for our industry and put a stop to it while we still can.”
As an active member of AEM, as well as the Michigan and Central Michigan Manufacturers’ Associations, Morbark has been a strong advocate of promoting manufacturing jobs in the United States for many years. Supporting the “I Make America” program complements the company’s ongoing efforts and provides employees with a grassroots approach for sharing how much their jobs impact the U.S. economy and provide everyone in the country with the luxuries they enjoy every day. The campaign aims to create a groundswell of support that lawmakers can’t ignore.
Morbark hosted the final I Make America Harley Tour stop on October 2-3, 2014. The stop was held in conjunction with Manufacturing Day 2014, and employees and attendees of Morbark’s Demo Days had a chance to sign-up for I Make America and enter to win the I Make America Harley.