'I Make America' debuts in support of the U.S. manufacturing industry

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Sep 24, 2010

Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame is going to Washington to do his dirtiest job yet — speaking to Members of Congress, staffers and the media about the importance of manufacturing to the health of the economy and the future of American jobs. He'll be introducing local workers from across the United States who will tell their stories of how they help "make America."


"I Make America" is a national grassroots effort to increase manufacturing jobs in the United States to improve the economy and America's global competitiveness. 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. Rowe has been an outspoken advocate of the trades and infrastructure in America, and his website provides information about America's infrastructure, national and state resources, and job listings.

The event will include:

  • 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.