Campaign is 13K Strong and Growing; Virtual March Pushes for Much Needed Infrastructure Investment
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America campaign announce the campaign’s first anniversary and thank supporters from around the country and the entire equipment manufacturing industry for their support and tireless advocacy. To mark the occasion, I Make America is holding a Virtual March on Washington this week, and has called on its supporters to send letters, sign a petition, and call their elected officials in Congress to demand they take a stand for American jobs by passing a comprehensive, well-funded highway bill.
On September 29, 2010 in Washington, D.C., AEM – along with Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs – launched I Make America, a national grassroots campaign to promote manufacturing jobs through infrastructure investment and export agreements as proven ways to create and sustain jobs for American workers. The campaign has enlisted the support of more than 13,000 people nationwide so far, AEM’s 850+ member companies, and industry organizations.
“I thank the entire equipment manufacturing industry, our member companies and partners, and our I Make America supporters for your efforts to demonstrate to Congress the human face of their continued inaction on infrastructure investment,” said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. “Our work is far from over.”
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Novartis Animal Health US, Mike Rowe, and Axl meet with, from left, Army veterinarian Col. G.C. Ritchie, Air Force Maj. Dave Wilson and Navy Lt. Cdr. Sarah Higgins after announcing a donation to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets, in partnership with Sentinel Flavor Tabs (milbemycyn oxime/lufenuron), at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in New York. The donation will help Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets find foster homes for the pets of military personnel serving abroad.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On September 16, 2011, IRWIN® Tools hopes everyone celebrates and recognizes the talent and contributions tradesmen make to keep America productive and running strong on the inaugural National Tradesmen Day. After all, tradesmen build our roads, homes, businesses and schools, and they keep our cars running, our water flowing and our lights on. National Tradesmen Day is the perfect day to say ‘thank you’ to an auto mechanic, builder, roofer, bricklayer, plumber, electrician, carpenter, woodworker or anyone who specializes in or teaches a skilled trade. Without them, America’s infrastructure and our way of life would come to a screeching halt. IRWIN offers some ideas about how Americans can show their appreciation of skilled tradesmen on September 16, 2011.
1. Call your handyman and just say “thanks for all you do.”
2. Stop by a local jobsite where tradesmen are working and leave a box of donuts or cookies.
3. Buy a tradesmen coffee when you are in line at a convenience store.
4. If your friend, husband, wife, daughter, or son is a tradesmen, make September 16 an extra special day for them.
5. Support your local trade school that trains and supports America’s future tradesmen, and urge Congress to adopt workforce development policies for skilled trades.
“Our company’s hope is that everyone will embrace and celebrate National Tradesmen Day the third Friday of September each and every year to show our gratitude to so many hard-working and talented men and women who are often never recognized,” said Curt Rahilly, Vice President of Marketing for IRWIN Tools. “Ways to show appreciation are endless, so at the very least, take a few minutes on September 16th to call or visit a tradesmen to say ‘your work matters, and I appreciate that no matter what my dilemma is, you are able to help me get back to enjoy the luxuries of a car that runs, a toilet that flushes or a roof over my head.’”
To publically recognize and thank tradesmen for their contributions to our society, IRWIN Tools has coordinated multiple activities across the country for tradesmen and future tradesmen. On Friday, September 16, 2011, IRWIN is partnering with the Gaffney, S.C. chapter of the Home Builders’ Association (HBA) and Cherokee Technology Center to provide lunch to 200-300 local tradesmen and students enrolled in construction and carpentry trade programs at Cherokee Tech and the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind. In New York City, next to the World Trade Center site, IRWIN will be distributing t-shirts and tools, while treating hundreds of tradesmen constructing the Freedom Tower to lunch on National Tradesmen Day, to show the company’s appreciation for a their dedication to building our country’s newest symbol of freedom and prosperity.
For more information about National Tradesmen Day on September 16, 2011, visit www.nationaltradesmenday.com
Bristol Motor Speedway Partner Irwin Tools Reminds Everyone to Thank a Tradesman Sept. 16 - read article – HERE
Today is the first National Tradesmen Day and we want to shine the spotlight on some of our own mrW Tradesmen and supporters. We hope you all take the time to thank tradesmen and take a moment to think about all they do and what our world would be like without them.
We’re inviting you to join us celebrate too – tradesmen send us your photo and tell us how you spent National Tradesmen Day. Send your contributions to email@example.com
We will keep adding to this post so keep checking back and don’t forget to thank a tradesmen!
Joey plans on celebrating by watching Richard Yeagley’s documentary “The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work” – Tradesmen Documentary
Huntersville-based Irwin Tools employees honor tradesmen while in New York City.
Huntersville-based IRWIN Tools in NYC
On National Tradesmen Day, an annual day of recognition for America’s professional tradesmen, IRWIN Tools will say “thanks” to tradesmen in New York City. At the World Trade Center site, IRWIN will be distributing t-shirts and tools throughout the day, while treating hundreds of tradesmen constructing the Freedom Tower to lunch to show the company’s appreciation for a their dedication to building our country’s newest symbol of freedom and prosperity.