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April 22, 2014 - Through I Make America, AEM is launching new initiative to encourage its members and the men and women of America’s construction industry to to visit Washington D.C. and support a new federal highway bill. Individuals who attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 may be eligible to receive $500 for travel expenses to attend an industry associated "fly-in" and meet with federal lawmakers and regulators to advocate for funding of highways, roads, and bridges.

AEM Promotes Better Highways for America


Association of Equipment Manufacturers
6737 West Washington St., Ste. 2400
Milwaukee, WI, 53214
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Press release date: April 15, 2014

Offers Members of Construction Industry Incentive to Visit D.C. and Support New Highway Bill

Through I Make America, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is launching a new initiative to encourage its members and the hardworking men and women of America’s construction industry to fly-in to Washington D.C. and support a new federal highway bill.

Individuals who attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 may be eligible to receive $500 for travel expenses to attend an industry associated “fly-in” in Washington D.C. and meet with federal lawmakers and regulators to advocate for funding of highways, roads, and bridges.  For those individuals who do not claim their reimbursement, AEM will contribute $500 on their behalf to benefit wounded warriors.

“The U.S. infrastructure system ranks only 23rd globally and we are rapidly falling behind,” AEM President Dennis Slater said.  “As the federal highway bill is set to expire at the end of September, AEM understands the importance of making sure Congress hears from the construction industry and those directly impacted by their failure to act.  By partnering with industry representatives, we can make a difference to improve our infrastructure and create better highways for America.”

In order to be eligible for the $500 credit, each individual must:

Participate in one of three “fly-ins” to Washington D.C.
June 10-11 TCC Fly-In
June 11 – Rally for Roads
September 9-10 – The Material Group Fly-In
Attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
Did not register for the 2013 TCC Fly-In, 2012 Rally for Roads, 2013 NAPA or NSSGA Fly-In
Report back on your experience on the Hill

To register or for more information, contact Trisha Schoof at tschoof@aem.org, or visit our website at www.imakeamerica.com.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) - www.aem.org
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 900 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 world capitals of Washington, D.C.: Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

About I Make America - www.imakeamerica.com
I Make America is supported by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its 900 member companies. We are joined by the memberships of like-minded associations, American business owners, and citizens and local elected officials across the nation. To learn more about I Make America, visit us at www.IMakeAmerica.com. Keep up to date on the latest I Make America campaign news on Twitter @IMakeAmerica and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/IMakeAmerica.

Media Inquiries: Rich Jefferson (rjefferson@aem.org; tel: 414-298-4122)
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