ACPA Joins "I Make America" Campaign

?Until Congress and the Administration agree to make America's farmers and manufacturers a national priority by passing free trade agreements and investing in critical infrastructure?both proven drivers of economic growth?unemployment will remain unacceptably high and our economy will continue to stagnate.? ?Dennis Slater, AEM President, June 3, 2011

This spring, the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) signed on to join the ?I Make America? campaign, which was created by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) for the purpose of sending a unified message to members of Congress about the critical importance that passage of a fully-funded multi-year highway bill represents to the recovery of the U.S. Economy.

?Whoever said the recession officially ended in 2009, didn?t own a concrete pump,? says Christi Collins, executive director of the ACPA. ?We need to get our members and their equipment back to work, and a long-term highway bill instead of these multiple short-term extensions would give the states the budget stability they need to bid out the really substantial projects and get them underway. This would not only go a long way towards helping construction as a whole recover, but would greatly improve the quality of life for all Americans.?

ACPA is encouraging you to also ?sign on? individually through the ?I Make America? website at AEM believes their target goal of 50,000 signatures by September 1 will send the strong message needed to get the ears of those in Washington, D.C.

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