Equipment Makers Call for Infrastructure Investments

September 28, 2010

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) in late January met with key senators to discuss the role of infrastructure investment in spurring job growth in both the construction industry and manufacturing sector.

Speaking at a press conference following the meeting, AEM president Dennis Slater urged senators to continue to focus on creating a multi-year transportation bill even as Congress begins a push to meet President Obama's demand for legislation that would produce jobs as soon as possible.

“We must have a multi-year funding commitment to provide market certainty, so planners can plan, and business can invest,” Slater said. “This is how the private sector creates jobs.”