Learn more about how American manufacturing drives economic growth in the U.S.
Learn more about how American manufacturing drives economic growth in the U.S.
Learn more about how American manufacturing drives economic growth in the U.S.
I MAKE AMERICA SIGN-UP DRIVE EVENTS

Holding a sign-up drive at your office or plant is a great way to get employees engaged in I Make America and raise awareness of I Make America’s mission to advocate for the interests of the employees, communities and companies of the equipment manufacturing industry. AEM has prepared a list of best practices and resources available to help make your drive a success. Please contact Wade Balkonis at AEM for additional assistance – wbalkonis@aem.org or (202) 898 9064.

Best practices

Before the event:

  • Send an email to all employees explaining your company’s support of I Make America, and include the time and location of the sign-up drive.
  • Place signage around the building in advance of the sign-up drive.
  • Evaluate the building floor plan and reserve place for the sign-up table in a main artery or gathering place (i.e. break room, main entrance hallway).
  • Review plant shift schedule to select key times of the day for sign-ups.

During the event:

  • Have shift managers mention I Make America and sign-up location in pre-shift meetings.
  • Send email to employees during sign-up drive to remind them to sign up.
  • If possible, hold sign-ups in conjunction with an event where I Make America can be explained to a large group of people (all-staff meeting, quarterly sales update, etc.) and include sign-up cards on chairs.
  • Have AEM representative speak about I Make America, or provide a script to person speaking.

After the event:

  • Send a follow-up email to all staff with statistics on how many people in the company have signed up so far, how many signed up during the event and encourage those who haven’t to do so online.

Resources

To help make your event a success, the I Make America team has the following resources and tools available:

  • AEM/I Make America staffer to assist with sign-ups and/or speak to employees
  • Printed sign-up cards
  • Template poster and flyer files
  • Self-standing pop-up banners
  • Table cloth for 6’ or 8’ rectangle folding table
  • Assorted giveaways
  • I Make America banner – 8’x8’, has grommets and needs to hang
  • “We support I Make America” yard signs – 18”x24”
  • Business card submission box

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