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Job-Creating Legislation Needed for Stronger Recovery, Ken Cook Co. Tells Congress

Ken Cook Co. knows its business depends on sales of construction and agricultural equipment used to make America, so it has called on Congress to support legislation that helps create more U.S. manufacturing jobs. In recognition of its efforts, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin firm has joined the elite ranks of Gold-level supporters in AEM’s I Make America campaign.

“We commend Ken Cook Co. for achieving Gold status in the I Make America campaign,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “As a member of AEM, Ken Cook Co. exemplifies the commitment we need from everyone in the industry 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.”

“Ken Cook Co. supports the I Make America program; our jobs and others indirectly depend on the sales of construction and agricultural equipment used to make America,” said Ken Cook, president and CEO of Ken Cook Co. “Our employees participate in I Make America: we communicate with our representatives in Congress many times, encouraging them to pass bills that will make more jobs for all of us. It is in this stage of our economy that more jobs are needed for a stronger recovery.”

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.

I Make America Gold-Level supporters are an important group of companies that have achieved participation benchmarks marking them as industry leaders. Benchmarks can include 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 23,000 people nationwide, AEM’s 850+ member companies, and industry organizations.

To learn more about I Make America, visit us at 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

Keep up to date on the latest I Make America campaign news on Twitter @IMakeAmerica and on Facebook at

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

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