Published December 01, 2014 19:36

Mequon, Wisconsin, USA – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced that Telsmith, Inc. has been recognized as a Pillar of the Industry for their support of the I Make America campaign.
I Make America is a grassroots campaign that was launched in September 2010 to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies in-order to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep our economy competitive with other countries.

In 2014 members of Team Telsmith carried their support of I Make America to a new level through events, such as an employee day where several dignitaries, including Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch visited Telsmith and spoke to employees about the importance of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and the positive impact the company has had on the Wisconsin economy.

“Telsmith has been a supporter of I Make America since the program’s inception in 2010,” said Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). "We share Telsmith employees' commitment to encouraging our elected leaders in Washington to work together enact pro-manufacturing policies that promote economic growth here in the U.S.”

“I appreciate the commitment from every member of Team Telsmith in supporting the I Make America campaign and everything that it stands for,” said Matt Haven, president of Telsmith, Inc. “We are proud of our mid-western roots in manufacturing products here in Wisconsin that are used in literally every corner of the world. Lawmakers in Washington working together to pass long-term infrastructure funding is imperative to our success for future generations of Telsmith employees.”

I Make America Pillar of the Industry members are an important group of companies that have achieved participation benchmarks marking them as industry leaders. Benchmarks include significant employee involvement; outreach to their state, local and federal legislators; promoting campaign involvement at trade shows and with allied trade associations; and outreach to media.

The campaign has enlisted the support of more than 29,000 people nationwide, many of AEM’s 950 plus member companies, and industry organizations.

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