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 •  December 8, 2014

After Congress sidestepped an opportunity to raise gas taxes during its lame duck session, AEM and its allies in Washington sought to set the stage for a renewed push to adequately finance the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) in 2015.AEM met with incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last week to encourage the GOP leader to include a ...

I Make America

 •  December 4, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation late Wednesday that would extend a series of tax breaks for the 2014 calendar year that would help promote investment in equipment.The package includes several measures of importance to equipment manufacturers, including section 179 expensing, bonus depreciation, and research and development ...

I Make America

 •  November 20, 2014

The AEM Board of Directors has approved plans for Infrastructure Vision 2050, a new Association initiative to draw attention to the need for national infrastructure investment and develop innovative proposals to improve America’s water, transportation, and energy/utility infrastructure by 2050.The program will start in early 2015 and conclude at ...

I Make America

 •  November 14, 2014

Members of Congress have an opportunity to heed voters' wishes and approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Today's vote in the House and next week's tentative Senate vote are no-brainers; AEM strongly supports construction of the pipeline to support American manufacturing jobs and to propel our ongoing domestic energy renaissance. ...

I Make America

 •  November 6, 2014

Tuesday’s midterm elections mean a sea change in Washington next year that could have significant implications for a number of public policy issues important to AEM and the equipment manufacturing industry.Republicans took control of the Senate in a so-called “wave” election fueled by broad voter dissatisfaction at President Barack Obama and the ...

I Make America

 •  November 6, 2014

AEM President Dennis Slater made the following statement following the results of the 2014 midterm elections:“This evening, voters across America made it clear that they think Washington is broken, and they expect our elected leaders to come together to fix it.“Americans have grown tired of the gridlock and partisan bickering that has plagued ...

I Make America

 •  November 5, 2014

Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), made the following statement following statement following the results of the 2014 midterm elections: This evening, voters across America made it clear that they think Washington is broken, and they expect our elected leaders to come together to fix it. Americans ...

I Make America

 •  October 27, 2014

It was with mixed emotions that I was in Yankton, South Dakota last week for the conclusion of our I Make America Harley Tour.On one hand, I was delighted to join AEM staff at Kolberg Pioneer, Inc. to deliver the bike to its lucky winner. On the other, it was sad to see the tour – a tremendous effort this year to engage member companies and their ...

I Make America

 •  October 27, 2014

Jonathan Egge, a technical sales specialist at Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc., was revealed as the lucky winner of the I Make America Harley-Davidson giveaway last week.Egge was surprised with the bike during an event at KPI-JCI on October 21, which was attended by Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. staff, AEM President Dennis Slater and AEM Chair Rick Patek. (KPI-JCI ...

I Make America

 •  October 13, 2014

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) strongly encouraged students to consider manufacturing as a career when he visited AEM member Kondex Corporation on National Manufacturing Day. About 100 middle- and high-school students from Lomira, Wisconsin, took part in the October 3 event. Kondex is located in Lomira. Johnson also urged the students to consider a two ...