Omaha, Nebraska (Oct. 10, 2019)—Oct. 9, 2019, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Graepel North America hosted Congressman Don Bacon (Republican-Nebraska). Representative Bacon met with Graepel North America employees, took a tour of Graepel’s facility, and discussed the public policy issues creating the biggest challenges for Graepel (and many others in the equipment manufacturing industry) during a town hall style discussion. 

“Meeting with the employees of Graepel North America reinforces for me the need to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) because of the positive impact it will have on not only their industry and its workers, but all broad industries within the U.S. economy,” said Bacon. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to hear directly from the employees about what is important to them and their livelihoods.”

I Make America, AEM’s national grassroots campaign, works throughout the year to host elected officials and other policymakers at member companies’ facilities across the U.S. Graepel North America, a manufacturer of perforated steel products, is located in Omaha, Nebraska. Employees asked the Congressman about a variety of federal policies, including the imminent trade deal with Canada and Mexico.



“We are grateful to Congressman Bacon for his visit and his ongoing support of the equipment manufacturing industry,” said Graepel North America President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zumdohme. “He has always been a strong advocate of equipment manufacturers and the policies that benefit our industry's 1.3 million men and women, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. USMCA is critical to our industry's continued growth and it is due time for Congress to ratify the trade agreement.”

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