The I Make America campaign held two congressional visits in recent days, continuing its work to advocate on behalf of our industry’s 1.3 million men and women. KUHN North America’s Northeast Regional Distribution Center recently welcomed Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22). The freshman Democrat visited the Vernon, New York facility on Nov. 4.

After touring the facility, once KUHN’s North American headquarters, Rep. Brindisi had an intimate conversation with a dozen KUHN employees. During the discussion, employees asked questions about several federal issues, including the new North American trade deal that is set to replace NAFTA. Known for his bipartisan work, the Congressman has joined his Republican colleagues in calling for a vote on the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA).

“It was my pleasure to visit KUHN North America Distribution. I'll never stop fighting to create good-paying jobs across Upstate New York,” said Congressman Brindisi. “That means working with Democrats and Republicans to get trade deals that work for businesses, workers, and consumers."

The very next day and a few states over, I Make America joined AGCO Corporation in welcoming Congressman Ron Estes (KS-04) to their Hesston, Kansas facility. The facility, which spans 1.9 million square feet, manufactures AGCO’s Balers, Windrowers and Combines, from fabrication, paint, to final assembly.

EstesCongressman Estes was an early supporter of the North American trade deal, frequently mentioning the 110,000 Kansas jobs that are supported by trade.

“Agriculture and manufacturing are both vital industries to the Kansas economy,” said Rep. Estes, speaking in front of an AGCO swather – the local high school mascot. “I was pleased to join employees and leaders of AGCO today for a tour of their Hesston facility and town hall meeting to learn about the work they do in our region, as well as discuss the need for the USMCA. I applaud AEM and their I Make America campaign for their ongoing efforts supporting passage of this trade deal, and I thank them and AGCO for today’s visit.”

I Make America is looking forward to a busy 2020, bringing members of Congress and other elected officials out to facilities across the country. To add your company as one of our stops during a critical election year, contact AEM’s Wade Balkonis at

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