Fecon Inc., in Lebanon, Ohio, hosted a stop on the nationwide "I Make America" Harley Tour. On behalf of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), "I Make America" and its more than 30,000 supporters advocate for pro-manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep the economy competitive with other countries.
The Harley is taking to the open road in a uniquely designed truck with glass sides. It stopped at Fecon Inc., located at 3460 Grant Dr. in Lebanon in June.
The purpose of the Harley Tour is to raise awareness about "I Make America" and its mission, as well as engage AEM Member Companies and their employees to help make a difference. Everyone who signs up through October 3 has a chance to win the 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King, featuring a custom I Make America paint job. You can still enter by visiting their website for a chance to win the Harley and become an "I Make America" supporter.
“We at Fecon strive for greatness with every product we create. It is important to the manufacturing industry as a whole to make every effort to bring this country’s economy back to its highest strength and excellence,” said John Heekin, Fecon Inc. president. “The 'I Make America' program epitomizes support for our industry, economy, and country as a whole, and AEM is the backbone behind these efforts. AEM is coming here to encourage the public to draw the attention of government representatives to serious issues affecting the manufacturing industry.”
“'I Make America' was created to be a force for positive change in the equipment manufacturing industry,” said Dennis Slater, AEM president. “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, DC.”
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, protecting U.S. farming and increasing American exports for our economy to keep pace with other countries.