AEM Washington Fly-In

One of the primary ways AEM connects our member companies to their elected officials is by coordinating efforts on behalf of the industry through its annual fly-in.

Each year, AEM’s Washington Federal Fly-In provides equipment manufacturers with the opportunity for our industry to speak with one voice. Our member companies are our best advocates because they know how decisions made in Washington, D.C. affect what happens on the factory floor. Bringing together our members all at once during the fly-in significantly raises the volume of our collective voice. This includes coordinating about a dozen teams for over 100 meetings with elected officials.

The AEM Washington Fly-In is coming soon, learn about last year’s Fly-In.

Get connected with your elected official

AEM’s advocacy team also connects AEM members with their elected officials throughout the year. This includes phone calls, virtual meetings, Capitol Hill visits and/or in district or state meetings. To learn more, contact AEM’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, Kate Fox Wood at

Facility tours

Interested in having an elected official visit your manufacturing facility? AEM coordinates visits by local, state, and federal officials to our members’ facilities throughout the year. These are great opportunities to demonstrate their contribution to the local and state economy by supporting good-paying jobs and building the essential equipment our economy relies on. If you’d like to request AEM’s support in coordinating a facility tour or visit, contact AEM’s Grassroots Advocacy Manager, Wade Balkonis at