Congressional Action on Highway Bill Critical to American Jobs

Statement from Dennis Slater, President of Association of Equipment Manufacturers

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater today issued the following statement in response to President Obama's comments on the highway bill:

Infrastructure investment is a critical job creator. Roads, highways and bridges aren't funded or built a few months at a time. These critical projects require long-term planning. Extending a clean highway bill, as President Obama today called on Congress to do, provides America's equipment manufacturers with the certainty they need to hire, contractors with the certainty they need to make capital investments in new equipment and employees, and the U.S. economy with a badly needed growth engine.  Failure to extend the highway bill would further endanger the already tenuous economic recovery America's manufacturers are working so hard to strengthen. Rebuilding and modernizing our public infrastructure is a safety, economic and competitiveness issue that Congress has a serious responsibility to address.

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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 850 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 capitals of Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Beijing and a European presence in Brussels.

SOURCE Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)



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