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Digga Hosts “I Make America” Event

Digga Hosts “I Make America” Event

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Digga hosted an "I Make America" event recently in Iowa. The event encouraged staff to get involved in the grassroots manufacturing campaign.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) tour, called “AEM Members Make America,” made a spirited sixth stop in Iowa, where the company Digga marked a recent groundbreaking and held a sign-up event.

The festivities took place in June at an industrial park in Dyersville, Iowa, the location of Digga North America. AEM staff held the “I Make America” event in concert with a Digga groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

 

Digga CEO Suzie Wright traveled to the event from Australia to mark the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Attendees from the event said Wright (according to the Associated Press) declared, “Dyersville won us over with the professionalism of their economic development group, the superiority of its local supply chain and the incredible community that makes up this town.”

AEM staff took part in the activities in Dyersville to showcase the growth of manufacturing jobs in Iowa. Iowa is a key state when it comes to the equipment manufacturing industry.

In September of 2014, Ken Cook Co. hosted an event for the “I Make America Harley Tour.” Ken Cook, President and CEO of Ken Cook Co., and Jim Bohl, District 5 Alderman, were guest speakers at the event.

About AEM and I “Make America”
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) developed the “I Make America” theme and tour. The “I Make America” tour has been hitting the road throughout 2015 to highlight how equipment manufacturers and their employees help “make America” on a daily basis. Members of Congress often note that meetings with constituents and business leaders in their district encompass some of the most critical parts of their jobs. Organizing an “I Make America” event helps fortify relationships between your leadership and elected officials and allows your employees the chance to join grassroots “I Make America” supporters and get their voices heard in Washington. If you are an AEM member company and wish to schedule a stop this year, contact Trisha Schoof (tschoof@aem.org or 414-298-4131). Your event will give your company an opportunity to show support for pro-manufacturing policies.