I Make America is a grassroots campaign that was launched in September 2010 to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep our economy competitive with other countries.
“We commend Volvo CE for achieving Gold status in the I Make America campaign,” said Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “As a member of AEM, Volvo CE exemplifies the commitment we need from all manufacturers around the country to send the message to Congress and the White House that our economy is in urgent need of a new manufacturing policy that will create jobs.”
“We all want the best for America,” said Bill Law, head of corporate communications for Volvo’s construction division in the Americas. “Initiatives such as I Make America are excellent ways to focus everyone’s attention on using the muscle of the construction industry to get the giant wheel of the U.S. economy spinning at top speed again and as such Volvo is very pleased to be able to play a part in the campaign.”
I Make America Gold-Level supporters are an important group of companies that have achieved participation benchmarks marking them as industry leaders, including significant employee involvement; outreach to their state, local and federal legislators; promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with allied trade associations; and production of A Day in American Life video telling the story of how their companies, employees and communities “make America.”
The campaign has enlisted the support of more than 21,000 people nationwide, AEM’s 850+ member companies, and industry organizations.
I Make America is supported by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its 850+ member companies. It is joined by the memberships of like-minded associations, American business owners, and citizens and local elected officials across the nation. View short videos of employees and small business owners around the country telling the real life stories of how manufacturing affects the national economy at http://www.adayinamericanlife.com/.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.