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Help Us Create More U.S. Jobs, I Make America Supporter Sullivan-Palatek Tells Congress

AEM member Sullivan-Palatek Inc. has called on lawmakers in Washington to do more to start creating new manufacturing jobs in America. Thanks to its efforts over the past year, the Michigan City, Indiana-based company has joined the elite ranks of Gold-level company supporters in AEM’s I Make America campaign.

“We are proud to be part of this movement,” said Steve Van Loan, president of Sullivan-Palatek. “Our customers not only like it, they expect it. It is time we started creating new manufacturing jobs in America and keeping the ones that are still here.

“By participating in I Make America, we are confident that our employees as well as customers will join in with us to not only protect jobs in America, but to push our lawmakers in Washington to do more to help us make manufacturing strong here again.”

As part of its I Make America activities, Sullivan-Palatek produced A Day in American Life video that features company leaders and employees telling the story of how their company and community “make America.”

“We commend Sullivan-Palatek for achieving Gold status in the I Make America campaign,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “As an AEM member, Sullivan-Palatek 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.

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 (, tel: 414-298-4131).

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