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Final Iowa Debate Lacking in Manufacturing Issues - default image

By: I Make America TeamJanuary 28, 2016

By Leif Magnusson 2016 AEM Chair President, CLAAS Global Sales Americas Attending Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But while the candidates focused on many important topics, they need to do more to put manufacturing issues in the spotlight. The debate was the last one before Monday’s presidential […]

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President Seeks Tools to Strengthen Manufacturing -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamJanuary 14, 2016

In his final State of the Union speech, Obama sought to lay the groundwork for the coming campaign, and his successor to be chosen in November. But he also urged Congress to act, during his final year in office, on several issues important to manufacturers. Trade, workforce development and regulation topped the list of issues […]

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Turning Frustration into Voter Action -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamJanuary 28, 2016

By Dennis Slater AEM President Six months ago, in the sizzling summer heat of Des Moines, we engaged with seven presidential contenders at our I Make America booth at the Iowa State Fair. Last Monday night – as a blizzard threatened – a record number of Iowans gathered in schools and town halls across the […]

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AEM Supports Action on Energy Initiatives -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 1, 2016

AEM joined a slew of other industry associations to prod Congress to act to boost the flagging energy sector. AEM cosigned a letter from the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to urge the House to support legislation to benefit the entire energy supply […]

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Alaska Lawmakers Punt on Proposed Dealer Law - default image

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 11, 2016

AEM Senior Vice President Nick Yaksich joined Thom Iles from John Deere to travel to Juneau last week to urge lawmakers not to support HB 67, a proposal to overhaul state dealer and warranty laws to the detriment of equipment manufacturers.Alaska legislators voted this week to end legislative work unrelated to the state budget, meaning […]

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Washington Landscape to Remain a Challenge, Yaksich Says - default image

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 16, 2016

Few in the industry are counting on this year’s election to end the gridlock in Washington, said AEM Senior Vice President Nick Yaksich in an interview last week at the National Farm Machinery Show. Speaking with farm broadcaster Max Armstrong, Yaksich noted that there’s still an unwillingness in Washington “to do something big, where there’s […]

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Reach Candidates Through I Make America, Slater Tells Members -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 18, 2016

As the 2016 I Make America tour kickoff nears, AEM President Dennis Slater says presidential candidates need to hear from members about the importance of pro-manufacturing policies. Watch the video below to learn how I Make America can help members get that message across. For more information on the 2016 I Make America tour, contact […]

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Slater on Iowa Radio: AEM Putting Manufacturing Issues ‘Front and Center’ -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 1, 2016

With just a few days left to go before the Iowa Caucus, Slater spoke with Brownfield Ag News and the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network to talk about agriculture and manufacturing issues that voters should mind as they go to caucus on Monday.AEM is working to put manufacturing issues “front and center” as Iowans prepare to […]

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Trump, Clinton in Command as Campaign Enters AEM Footprint -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamMarch 3, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton lead the presidential nomination races in their respective parties as the 2016 campaign shifts to states with high concentrations of AEM member companies. Trump’s victories in seven of the 11 “Super Tuesday” contests this week added to his momentum in the GOP primary, leaving three remaining candidates – Texas Sen. […]

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Manufacturers Must Engage, Forge Consensus -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamMarch 14, 2016

AEM’s advocacy efforts took center stage at this year’s spring board meetings on March 9-10, highlighted by a Government and Public Affairs Committee (GPAC) luncheon and an exclusive dinner for AEM members at the German Ambassador’s residence. As the election season hits full stride, AEM members heard from speakers at a GPAC luncheon headlined by […]

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Gingrich: Can Clinton, Trump Rally Fall Voters? -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamMarch 21, 2016

In an exclusive conference call with AEM members, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the outcome of this year’s presidential election will hinge on whether Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are able to mature into better general election candidates. Two days after a series of Midwestern primaries helped Clinton and Trump secure strong positions […]

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Kip Eideberg Joins AEM as New VP Public Affairs - default image

By: I Make America TeamMarch 21, 2016

Johan “Kip” Eideberg has joined AEM as vice president, public affairs. “Kip will have strategic and overall responsibility for the development and execution of government and public affairs campaigns, including I Make America and Infrastructure Vision 2050, with the goal of advancing AEM’s advocacy, legislative and regulatory agenda,” said Nick Yaksich, AEM senior vice president […]

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