AEM and KUHN Host U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin in Brodhead
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Kuhn North America, Inc. hosted U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) at KUHN’s Brodhead headquarters for a facility tour and discuss the pro-manufacturing policies needed to grow the economy and create more family-sustaining jobs. KUHN manufactures a broad range of hay and forage, livestock, and crop production tools, as well as landscape and road maintenance equipment.
Senator Baldwin has been a strong supporter of the 2.8 million men and women of the U.S. equipment manufacturing industry throughout her career and has built an impressive record of working across the aisle to champion policies that help the industry to grow and succeed in Wisconsin and across the country.
During her visit, Baldwin met with KUHN employees and provided an update on the global competition and innovation bill, called the Bipartisan Innovation Act, that both parties hope to pass this year. Senator Baldwin reiterated her strong commitment to investing in innovation, strengthening supply chains, improving America’s competitiveness, and ensuring the long-term success of Wisconsin’s equipment manufacturing industry.
“Companies like Kuhn North America are critical to moving not only our Made in Wisconsin manufacturing economy forward, but also to ensuring our farmers have the tools they need to bring their products efficiently to market,” said Senator Baldwin. “As we work to finalize legislation to build a Made in America supply chain and bring manufacturing jobs back to America, I was excited to visit Kuhn today to highlight how we can better support Wisconsin manufacturers who help move our agriculture economy forward. I look forward to passing the Bipartisan Innovation Act because it will accelerate the domestic production of critical components for Kuhn’s equipment.”
“KUHN was honored to host Senator Baldwin at our Brodhead facility,” said Greg Petras, President of Kuhn North America, Inc. “Thanks to the support of leaders like Senator Baldwin, we can continue to manufacture the equipment that feeds America. We are encouraged to hear about her efforts to strengthen America's supply chains and build the next generation of skilled workers, allowing our company and our industry to thrive in Wisconsin and across the United States.”
“During her tenure in Congress, Senator Baldwin has been a tireless advocate for the millions of Americans making the equipment that builds, powers, and feeds the world,” said Megan Tanel, AEM President. “She is a reliable partner for our industry and AEM is grateful for her efforts to strengthen the equipment manufacturing industry. We look forward to continuing our work with her as she turns her attention to the Bipartisan Innovation Act and works across the aisle to send the bill to the President’s desk.”
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 2.8 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $288 billion a year to the U.S. economy. Visit aem.org/advocacy for more information.
About Kuhn North America., Inc.
Kuhn North America, Inc., of Brodhead, Wisconsin, is a leading innovator in agricultural and industrial equipment. KUHN offers a broad range of hay and forage, livestock, and crop production tools, as well as landscape and road maintenance equipment. KUHN, KUHN Knight and KUHN Krause products are sold by farm equipment dealers throughout the United States, Canada and many other countries.