"As members of AEM, ...(we need to) send the message to Congress and the White House that our economy is in urgent need of a new manufacturing policy that will create jobs." Dennis Slater, President of AEM
Matthews, NC (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
In recognition of International Construction Equipment’s (ICE) outstanding commitment to promoting U.S. manufacturing, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) awarded ICE the first annual Pillar of Industry award. ICE is a manufacturer of pile driving equipment, crucial to the U.S. infrastructure needs. Their equipment is used to build bridges, skyscrapers, dams, levees and other projects requiring deep anchoring for structure safety. ICE has been active in increasing awareness of both Congress and the public-at- large of the vital role manufacturing plays in the economy through the AEM developed the I Make America campaign
I Make America is a national grassroots campaign to dramatically increase jobs for America's equipment manufacturers. The message of I Make America is simple: there is a need for a new manufacturing policy that creates jobs by rebuilding and modernizing America's infrastructure, and by helping our farmers and manufacturers sell their products to new markets around the world.
According to AEM, 1 in 6 private sector jobs are in manufacturing. For every $1 Billion invested in highways and bridges, approximately 27,000 jobs are supported or created and the expenditure generates $6.2 Billion in economic activity. Today America is investing only one half of what it did in infrastructure spending 50 years ago. This reduction in the amount of spending has directly and indirectly led to the loss of 4.7 million jobs in the manufacturing sector.
ICE is the world’s largest manufacturer of drilling rigs, pile driving equipment and vibratory hammers. ICE equipment is used around the world to build bridges, skyscrapers, and large marina piers as well as levy construction in the effort to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
For more information, contact Pollyanna Cunningham via email at info(at)iceusa(dot)com