Kolberg-Pioneer Inc. (KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens) will host a stop on the I Make America Harley Tour, a national campaign designed to promote pro-manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep the economy competitive with other countries.
The I Make America Harley Tour, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), is taking a custom-painted Harley Davidson on the open road in a uniquely-designed truck with glass sides. It will stop at Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens), located at 700 W. 21st St. in Yankton, on June 9, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A short program will be offered to employees and local officials at 10:30 a.m.
“We strongly believe in AEM’s efforts to keep the focus on growing American manufacturing jobs, building America’s infrastructure and getting the economy back on track. As an industry leader, we feel that it is our duty to help lead the way toward greater investment in our transportation system,” said Jeff May, president of Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc., KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens’ South Dakota manufacturing facility.
“Better roads and better bridges mean more business and more jobs for all Americans. This is a crucial time for Americans to push for a transportation bill, and it is critical that we unite with others in our industry and make it clear that a multi-year, federal highway bill is absolutely vital in continuing America’s prosperity. We will continue to work with AEM and all of our industry partners to keep the focus on these critical issues that affect manufacturers in very real ways.”
“I Make America was created to be a force for positive change in the equipment manufacturing industry,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “Economic conditions in America remain a challenge and we need our government to partner with us to advance pro-manufacturing policies that address those challenges. I Make America is our platform to spread awareness and maximize our voice in Washington, D.C.”
According to AEM, about one in six private sector jobs in the U.S. depend on the manufacturing base. Congress can help to create business conditions that will grow the economy and U.S. manufacturing jobs by encouraging infrastructure investment and increasing American exports for our economy to keep pace with other countries.
Everyone who signs up with I Make America through Oct. 3 has a chance to win the 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King, featuring a custom I Make America paint job. You do not need to be at the event to enter. Simply visit IMakeAmerica.com for a chance to win the Harley and become an I Make America supporter.
For more information about KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, visit www.kpijci.com.