Association of Equipment Manufacturers

12/6/2012
Advisor Newsletters - AEM Advisor

General Kinematics Conveys AEM’s Pro-Jobs Message to Congress, Administration

AEM member company General Kinematics enlisted strong support from employees and end-user customers to convey I Make America’s pro-manufacturing message to policymakers and achieve elite Gold-level status in the I Make America campaign.

“General Kinematics chose to participate in the I Make America campaign because we understand the importance of manufacturing to our country’s survival and return to prosperity,” said Nikki Sullivan, director of continual improvement at General Kinematics. “Our employees joined the voices of this campaign in urging our government to support and grow our nation’s manufacturing base.”

General Kinematics provided an I Make America sign-up station for employees in its break room; ran an ad in its company publication; contacted customers; posted messages on Facebook and Twitter; had signage and sign-up cards at trade shows; and produced a Day in American Life video.

“We commend General Kinematics for achieving Gold status in the I Make America campaign,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “As an AEM member, General Kinematics 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 is supported by more than 22,000 people nationwide, AEM’s 850-plus 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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