Kondex Tells Congress:  Strong Ag Economy Vital to Safeguarding Manufacturing Jobs.

Through a personalized video selected for the A Day in American Life website, employees of AEM member Kondex Corporation are telling Congress that a strong agricultural economy is essential to safeguarding manufacturing jobs in their central Wisconsin community.

A Day in American Life showcases short videos from employees and business owners around the country telling their real life stories about how manufacturing impacts the national economy.  The A Day in American Life website is part of AEM's I Make America national grassroots campaign to dramatically strengthen American manufacturing jobs.

Kondex, located in Lomira, Wisconsin, manufactures cutting parts for the agricultural market.  The health of the U.S. agricultural economy is vital to the security of jobs at Kondex and other manufacturing companies across America.  Kondex supports responsible policies such as farm loans, crop insurance and depreciation of equipment to help farmers continue to feed and clothe the world.

"Every day, America's manufacturing base - the backbone of a strong economy - keeps shrinking.  These vital U.S. manufacturing jobs can be kept here at home through infrastructure investment and passage of export agreements by our elected officials, " said AEM President Dennis Slater.  "Now is the time to act and with the help of Kondex Corporation, we are ensuring Congress gets the message."

View Kondex Corporation's A Day in American Life video

AEM launched the I Make America campaign for workers in the manufacturing industry, as well as the businesses that rely on them and the communities they support, to express to Congress the need for new manufacturing policies.

To learn more about the campaign, visit www.IMakeAmerica.com.  Keep up to date on the latest I Make America campaign news on Twitter @IMakeAmerica and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/IMakeAmerica.

For more information on the I Make America campaign, contact AEM's Trisha Schoof (tschoof@aem.org, tel: 414-298-4131).

Article published in the February 7th, 2013 edition of the AEM Advisor newsletter