Friends of Manufacturing

Slater: Building the manufacturing industry


There are so many wonderful things about Wisconsin for which our state and our people are proud. As the head of a trade association based here in Milwaukee representing manufacturers of agriculture and construction equipment in Wisconsin and across the country, I for one am especially proud of the role our industry plays in forming the backbone of the manufacturing economy in our great state.

It is easy to see our industry’s impact throughout the state. You might see Wisconsin equipment manufacturers’ machinery in service on a family farm or on a construction site. Or you might have a friend or family member who works on the shop floor or behind the desk at one of the 99 manufacturers, suppliers and service providers represented by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers in Wisconsin or at one of the more than 925 companies we represent nationwide. You might also know the restaurant or hardware store owner whose business depends on a manufacturer in town, and the jobs and incomes that come with it.

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