“I Make America” Debuts in Support of the U.S. Manufacturing Industry

TV Host Mike Rowe launches national grassroots campaign in D.C. —

Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame is coming to town to do his dirtiest job yet – speaking out to Members of Congress, staffers, and the media about the importance of manufacturing to the health of our economy and American jobs. He’ll be introducing local workers from across the U.S. who depend on manufacturing to tell their stories of how they help “make America.”

Rowe has been an outspoken advocate of the trades and infrastructure in America, and his website, http://www.mikeroweworks.com/ provides information about America’s infrastructure, national and state resources as well as job listings.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WHERE: Reserve Officers Association

One Constitution Ave N.E.

( 2nd St & Constitution Ave N.E.)

WHAT: “I Make America” is a national grassroots effort to dramatically strengthen American manufacturing jobs right here in the U.S. to improve our economy and our country’s global competitiveness. Every day America’s manufacturing base – the backbone of a strong economy – keeps shrinking. Over the past 10 years, manufacturing in the U.S. has shed 5.5 million jobs, and unemployment in the manufacturing sector remains notably higher than the national average.

WHO: Mike Rowe, Host of Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated Dirty Jobs

Dennis Slater, President, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Equipment manufacturing community members who help make America

CEOs of major American equipment manufacturers will also attend, including:

  • James McCullough, President and CEO, CNH Construction Equipment
  • Ron DeFeo, Chairman and CEO, Terex Corporation
  • Duane Wilder, President of Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.

I Make America is a campaign supported by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and its more than 800 member companies around the world.  A partner with AEM member, U.S.-based equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Rowe is outspoken about his commitment to infrastructure.

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