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Telsmith Hosts AEM-Sponsored Pancake & Policy Tour

MF103119 TelsmithAEMTelsmith Inc., hosted an Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) sponsored pancake and policy tour on Oct. 28, by inviting AEM members to come in and speak to Telsmith employees about the I Make America campaign to discuss the issues that are impacting the manufacturing industry.

“We are proud to be a member of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and thrilled to be hosting an I Make America Pancakes & Policy event today,” said Matt Haven, president, Telsmith Inc. “Grassroots programs like this help equipment manufacturers here in Wisconsin and across the country to advocate for pro-manufacturing policies that affect the entire industry and jobs right here at home. This is a great opportunity for our employees to learn more about our industry and its impact on the economy.”

The day started with a pancake lunch and then speeches from a few AEM members discussing trade/tariffs, infrastructure and workforce development. During these speeches, AEM members also offered trivia questions with an opportunity for employees to win prizes. The tour ended with a Q&A session, factory tour, and also an option to sign up for I Make America.

I Make America is a grassroots campaign of AEM which advocates for policies that support manufacturing jobs and help America’s equipment manufacturers compete globally. I Make America currently consists of more than 30,000 individuals from across the industry who opt-in to occasional policy updates and calls-to-action that can be engaged in via direct emails or by visiting

The equipment manufacturing industry supports good-paying jobs in the United States and generates $159 billion each year to the economy.

To encourage investment, job growth, and development and production of more equipment in the United States, AEM advocates on behalf of its more than 1,000 members to urge elected officials to champion policies that create a globally competitive business environment, rebuilds our nation’s infrastructure, opens up foreign markets for equipment manufactured in the United States, and keeps the U.S economy strong.