IMA New HollandThe I Make America campaign helped to welcome Congressman Lloyd Smucker to New Holland manufacturing in Pennsylvania for its last event of 2017.

Smucker, who is serving his first term in Congress, visited with New Holland and AEM executives to discuss advocacy issues important to the industry, as well as meet with employees to talk about the issues important to them.

Smucker had an opportunity to walk the factory floor to see firsthand New Holland’s innovative approach toward workforce development. Smucker also tested out virtual welding and painting training simulators to help learn how New Holland helps to train new employees to help them enter the manufacturing workforce.

“I was glad to be in New Holland this morning to hear directly from Pennsylvania workers about how to make American manufacturing more competitive in an increasingly global economy,” Congressman Smucker said. “This week, the House and Senate will vote on tax reform legislation that will do exactly that, and also will let Pennsylvania families keep more of their own money. I want to thank Case New Holland and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers for hosting today’s event. I will take the feedback I heard today to Washington to help ensure we are investing in our workers and the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit that built this nation.”

New Holland employees also had an opportunity to meet with the congressman, and sign up as I Make America supporters. Smucker connected with many employees and heard firsthand about the hard work and dedication required to manufacture in America.

While the visit was the last I Make America event of 2017, AEM members should expect tour visits to resume quickly in 2018.