Manufacturers Commend White House for Action on Export Agreements

Oct 04, 2011, 13:11 ET from Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its member companies commend the White House for taking action on the export agreements for Colombia, Panama and Korea.  The White House has transmitted the implementing legislation for the FTAs to Congress.

"These three pro-American export policies are the most important trade legislation to come before Congress in years," said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. "Eliminating the high tariffs placed on American manufactured goods will create tens of thousands of good paying jobs throughout America and allow our manufacturers to better compete against foreign competition in these vital markets."

As a critical initiative of AEM's I Make America campaign, the association will work directly and with its industry partners to urge Congress to quickly approve these long awaited agreements. "In this very challenging and partisan political environment, we urge Congress to show the world and millions of unemployed Americans that they can work together to improve the economy and create jobs," added Slater.

About I Make America –
I Make America is supported by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its 850+ member companies. We are joined by the memberships of like-minded associations, American business owners, and citizens and local elected officials across the nation.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) –
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)