AEM members will deliver a clear and simple message to the White House and Capitol Hill next week as part of advocacy activities associated with national Infrastructure Week and the annual Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In. The message - pass an infrastructure bill NOW.  

Members will leverage the momentum created at March's World of Asphalt Show & Conference by thousands of industry representatives who sent a similar message to Washington. In partnership with NAPA and NSSGA, show attendees urged action on infrastructure at World of Asphalt by signing the I Make America road petition when visiting the AEM booth. 

Next week, AEM members will drive the message home again with the White House and Capitol Hill to pass a transformative infrastructure bill this year.

First thing Tuesday morning, AEM’s 2018 Chair and North America Doosan Bobcat President Rich Goldsbury, Vermeer President and CEO Jason Andringa, and Volvo CE employees will participate in a pro-infrastructure press conference on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol with key infrastructure leaders such as Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Reps. Jeff Denham and Eleanor Holmes Norton, as well as other industry groups.

Goldsbury and Andringa will then join representatives from the trucking and port industries at AEM’s Infrastructure Week Capitol Hill briefing to discuss the infrastructure needs of equipment manufacturers in getting whole products and components from facility to customer.

Andringa will also participate in a CEO panel discussion hosted by the U.S. Water Alliance on the value of water and water infrastructure.

Throughout next week, AEM members will represent the equipment manufacturing industry at the annual Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In, an annual gathering of road and highway construction industry leaders.

For more information about Infrastructure Week or the Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In, please contact AEM Director of Infrastructure Policy Kate Fox Wood at

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