Association of Equipment Manufacturers

11/1/2012
Advisor Newsletters - AEM Advisor

Infrastructure Investment Creates U.S. Jobs, Prosperity, Miller Electric Tells Lawmakers

Miller Electric believes that government investment in infrastructure results in jobs and prosperity for U.S. workers. As a result of its strong support for pro-manufacturing policies, the Wisconsin-based company recently achieved Gold-level status in the I Make America campaign.

Miller Electric understands how important it is for our government to invest in infrastructure. Building our infrastructure has both direct and indirect consequences for our company,” said Knut Froland, director of marketing, heavy equipment segment at Miller Electric. “We benefit directly since our welding equipment is used by heavy equipment OEMs as well as on construction sites. In addition, we benefit through more efficient transportation of our goods across America to points of export. Ultimately, infrastructure investment results in jobs and prosperity for many Americans.”

Miller’s outreach for I Make America included messages on social media, ads in its company publication, signage and sign-up cards at all industrial trade shows, and production of a Day in American Life video.

“We commend Miller Electric for achieving Gold status in the I Make America campaign,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “As an AEM member, Miller Electric exemplifies the commitment we need from all manufacturers around the country to send the message to Congress and the White House that our economy is in urgent need of a new manufacturing policy that will create jobs.”

Join the I Make America Campaign

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.

Gold-Level supporters are an important group of companies that have achieved participation benchmarks marking them as industry leaders, 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 more than 22,000 people nationwide, AEM’s 850+ member companies, and industry organizations.

For more information on the I Make America campaign, contact AEM’s Trisha Schoof (tschoof@aem.org, tel: 414-298-4131).

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