TerexAEM member company Terex Corporation hosted Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT-04) last week at its Westport, Connecticut headquarters.

Rep. Himes serves on the House Financial Services Committee and is Chair Emeritus of the pro-business New Democrat Coalition. He provided company executives and AEM staff with an overview of the current state of play of the industry’s top public policies in Congress. Conversations touched upon USMCA ratification, the Trump administration’s ongoing use of tariffs, and the chances for a federal infrastructure bill.

“More than anything else, workers in companies across Connecticut and the United States are searching for leadership and stability,” said Rep. Himes. “Whether it’s ratification of the USMCA, trade wars with our most important economic partners, or desperately needed transportation infrastructure investment, everyone wants to see a steady hand on the tiller. Unfortunately, a lack of clarity, guidance, and vision from the administration has created uncertainty. I was glad to sit down with Terex and AEM to try to shed some light on these complicated topics, because better information is the only solution.”

John Garrison, Terex CEO and Chairman and AEM Government and Public Affairs Committee Chair, led the discussion on how these polices are impacting both Terex and the greater equipment manufacturing industry. AEM will continue to engage Rep. Himes and other members of Congress to champion pro-manufacturing policies.

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