Olive Branch, Miss.,
17:30 PM

Krone North America and AEM Host Senator Wicker for Facility Tour

Olive Branch, Miss. – Krone North America and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted United States Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) for an I Make America event at Krone's Mississippi-based headquarters that focused on the importance of equipment manufacturing in Mississippi and across the country.

“Krone is a top-notch industrial equipment manufacturer delivering quality jobs and equipment to our state,” Wicker said. “I was glad to receive an update on the excellent work that the company’s skilled employees are doing for Mississippi. I also enjoyed hearing from their leadership how legislation like the CHIPS and Science Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are making a big difference for their business and helping to employ more Mississippians.”

Wicker toured the company's headquarters and spoke with employees about his work in the U.S. Senate to ensure the long-term success of American equipment manufacturers. Wicker has been a tireless advocate for American manufacturing, supporting key measures in Congress, including the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the CHIPS and Science Act, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. 

"KRONE North America was honored to have Senator Wicker at our headquarters in Olive Branch, MS. His support of educational opportunities and workforce development programs are especially important to our company and our industry today. With leaders like Senator Wicker, we can continue to supply innovative, performance engineered equipment to our customers in Mississippi and across the United States," said Dietz Lankhorst, President and CEO of Krone North America.

"During his time in Congress, Senator Roger Wicker has always recognized the important contributions of equipment manufacturers to our country’s economic growth and prosperity. Senator Wicker works tirelessly to protect Mississippi's more than 26,200 equipment manufacturing jobs and we thank him for his efforts," said Kip Eideberg, AEM’s senior vice president of government and industry relations. "The 2.8 million men and women of our industry know that they can count on Senator Wicker to continue putting sound policy first and tackling our nation's biggest challenges."

Pictures should be attributed to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.