By Land, Rail, and Sea – How U.S. Equipment Manufacturers and Their Partners Depend on Infrastructure to Stay Competitive and Keep Their Products Moving

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am 
Location: U.S. Capitol, Senate Room S115 (closest public entrance is by showing ID to guard house located on the northeast corner of the Capitol)

Ever wonder how a skid steer that weighs 7,500 pounds gets from its manufacturing facility in North Dakota to customers all over the country and the world? Or how attachments for a utility trencher are supplied to dealer networks coast-to-coast? And what does the condition of U.S. infrastructure mean for equipment manufacturers trying to compete globally?

Equipment manufacturers are recognizing Infrastructure Week 2018 with a Capitol Hill briefing about the journey that their products and components take from manufacturing plants to customers, dealerships, and overseas networks. Panelists will outline the infrastructure challenges they face and how a transformative infrastructure package and freight transportation policy updates will help keep these products moving.

  • U.S. Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota
  • Moderator: Rob Puentes, Executive Director, Eno Center for Transportation
  • Rich Goldsbury, President, North America Doosan Bobcat
  • Jason Andringa, President and CEO, Vermeer Corporation
  • Ben McLean, CEO, Ruan Transportation Management Systems
  • Kurt Nagle, President, American Association of Port Authorities