JACKSON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a world-leading manufacturer of a variety of agricultural equipment products, welcomed the I Make America campaign to its Jackson, Minnesota factory last Friday to celebrate the contributions of manufacturing to the local and national economy.
AGCO held the event to help promote pro-manufacturing and pro-agriculture solutions and economic investment as manufacturing voters in Minnesota and across the country prepare to go to the polls in November’s general election. AGCO produces Massey Ferguson® high horsepower tractors, Challenger® track, articulated and wheel tractors and RoGator® and TerraGator® application equipment, at its Jackson facility.
“As a leading producer of agricultural equipment, AGCO is excited to join with I Make America to highlight the contributions of the entire equipment manufacturing industry, and call attention to the issues that matter for manufacturers,” said Eric Fisher, director of operations at AGCO in Jackson. “AGCO is proud of the jobs we support here in Minnesota, and we hope to help elected leaders understand how manufacturing helps form the backbone of the American economy.”
I Make America is a grassroots campaign launched five years ago by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), a global trade association representing manufacturers of farm, construction, utility and mining equipment in North America. I Make America is dedicated to raising awareness of sound public policies that benefit the entire equipment manufacturing industry.
“AGCO is an industry leader in farm machinery manufacturing, and it’s only fitting that the I Make America campaign visits Minnesota to showcase the jobs and opportunity that AGCO supports in the Jackson community,” said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. “We hope the I Make America campaign can help to highlight for AGCO employees the need for pro-manufacturing and pro-farming policies, especially during this important election season."
In 2016, I Make America will visit over three dozen manufacturers to engage both employees and elected officials on the issues that matter to manufacturers. The tour is supported by a traveling truck featuring a custom interactive experience (which is also available as a smartphone app) that engages players on manufacturing issues at stake this election season.
©2016 AGCO Corporation. Massey Ferguson is a worldwide brand of AGCO. Challenger is a registered trademark of Caterpillar Inc. and is used under license by AGCO. TerraGator and RoGator are registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation.
AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and supports more productive farming through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger,® Fendt,® GSI,® Massey Ferguson® and Valtra,® supported by Fuse® precision technologies and farm optimization services, and are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA. In 2015, AGCO had net sales of $7.5 billion. For more information, visit http://www.AGCOcorp.com. For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.
About AEM and the I Make America campaign
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. I Make America is a grassroots program that advocates for sound public policies that help to advance the entire equipment manufacturing industry.
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