Rep. Don Bacon Tours Elliott Equipment in Omaha, Discusses Infrastructure and Workforce

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5/9/2023

BaconElliott Equipment Company (Elliott)and AEM hosted United States Representative Don Bacon (R-Neb.) for an I Make America event at Elliott's Omaha facility. I Make AmericaAEM’s national grassroots campaign, is the voice of the 2.3 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry who make the equipment that build, power, and feed the world.

“Elliott Equipment Company’s dedication to manufacturing equipment in the United States is bringing jobs to Nebraska’s Second Congressional District,” said Rep. Bacon. “We are going to see the ways the policy we pass in Congress impacts real businesses and highlight ways we can support infrastructure, reduce energy costs, and develop our workforce. When we do these things well, the U.S. is unbeatable on the international stage, but those things start here at home.”

Representative Bacon toured the manufacturing plant and spoke with employees, while learning about the Omaha-based company that builds aerial work platforms, cranes, and digger derricks that are used around the world. During the tour, Representative Bacon talked about how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is making a once-in-a-generation investment in Nebraska’s road and bridges, public transit, rail and ports, drinking water and wastewater, and broadband infrastructure. Representative Bacon also discussed his efforts in Congress to diversify domestic energy sources, train the next generation of workers, and bolster American national and economic security.

“We are grateful to Congressman Don Bacon for taking the time to visit with our employees and learn more about our manufacturing operations and our contributions to the local economy,” said Jim Glazer, President of Elliott Equipment Company. “Here at Elliott, we are proud to build high-quality products, and with the right policies in place, we will be able to continue that work for generations to come. We look forward to keeping the Congressman engaged with our industry's efforts to advance pro-manufacturing policies that create jobs and support American families."

“Representative Don Bacon is consistently working in a bipartisan manner to advance policies that are critical to the long-term success of the equipment manufacturing industry in America,” said Kip Eideberg, AEM’s senior vice president of government and industry relations. “Thanks to Representative Bacon’s steadfast leadership in Washington, D.C., equipment manufacturers are better positioned to drive the economy forward, while investing in their communities, growing their businesses, and hiring more Americans. We look forward to continuing to work with Representative Bacon and other bipartisan members of Congress to advance pro-manufacturing policies that will strengthen supply chains, train the next generation workforce, and bolster our competitiveness and level the playing field with our global competitors.”

Each year AEM and its member companies host dozens of lawmakers at equipment manufacturing facilities to highlight the policies needed to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and move the industry forward. At a time when America is facing one of the greatest economic challenges in its history, AEM and I Make America have brought a record number of state and federal lawmakers to shopfloors across the country to send a clear message: The equipment manufacturing industry is counting on elected officials to put policy ahead of politics and advance an agenda that will address the highest rate of inflation in decades, persistent supply chain challenges, the need for more workers, and the opportunity to create more family-sustaining jobs and strengthen American competitiveness around the world.

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