Iowa, Wisconsin members host IMA eventsI Make America made three visits to AEM member companies in swing states to spread the pro-manufacturing message as Election Day nears.

Highway Equipment Company

I Make America visited Highway Equipment Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on September 8. Attending the event were Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett and representatives from the company’s elected leaders in Washington.

“Today is about the importance of U.S. manufacturing, and the importance of having elected leaders who stand up for manufacturing,” said Rocki Shepard, president and CEO of Highway Equipment Company. “Your voice, and your vote, can help our elected leaders know that there are 150 heartbeats here in Cedar Rapids building the best, and that those 150 heartbeats have families that depend on them.  Let them know that You Make America, and that you want to continue to build the best.”


I Make America next visited Weiler on September 15 to meet with employees on manufacturing issues and give Weiler employees a chance to sign up for IMA. State Sen. Ken Rozenboom joined Weiler President and CEO Pat Weiler for a facility tour.

Digi-Star International

The swing state trek continued on September 19 when the I Make America truck rolled into Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin to visit Digi-Star International, a division of Topcon USA.

Kevin Klubertanz, president of Digi-Star, lead a facility tour that included State Sen. Stephen Naas and media members. Following the tour, employees gathered for public remarks and a pie social. Employees had the opportunity to play the IMA game and learn about the issues affecting the manufacturing industry this election season.