Vernon, N.Y. – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and KUHN North America hosted Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) on November 4. I Make America, AEM’s national grassroots campaign, works throughout the year to host elected officials and other policymakers at member companies’ facilities across the United States. 

Brindisi toured the agricultural and industrial equipment distribution facility, which services regional dealer partners. The distribution center, which was the company’s original North American headquarters, served as a backdrop to a broader conversation about trade and the impact it has on equipment manufacturers and the local economies where their facilities are located. 

“It was a pleasure to have Representative Brindisi visit with employees at our KUHN service and distribution center in Vernon, where we proudly serve the needs of farmers through our many dealer partners in the region,” said Jerry Smith, RDC Operations Manager, KUHN North America. “This location is an example of how our manufacturing and distribution in the U.S. benefits communities and supports jobs far and wide. It was great to have a chance to show and discuss how policies that benefit the equipment manufacturing industry support families and strengthen communities.”

"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." 

After the tour, the Congressman met with employees to discuss issues that impact them both at home and on the job, including the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA). AEM has been a vocal supporter of the trade agreement and continues to call on Congress to bring it to the House floor for ratification.

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About KUHN North America

KUHN North America, Inc., of Brodhead, Wisconsin, is a leading innovator in agricultural and industrial equipment, specializing in spreaders, mixers, hay tools and tillage tools. KUHN, KUHN Knight and KUHN Krause products are sold by farm equipment dealers throughout the United States, Canada and many other countries.

About AEM

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 1.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $159 billion to the economy every year. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China. 

Visit www.aem.org/advocacy for more information.   

About I Make America

I Make America is the grassroots campaign of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers

(AEM), which advocates for policies that support manufacturing jobs and help America's

equipment manufacturers compete globally.

For more information about I Make America, please visit www.imakeamerica.com.

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