Rep. Dean Phillips Tours Danfoss Eden Prairie Facility
Eden Prairie, Minn. – Danfoss and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted United States Representative Dean Phillips (MN-03) for an I Make America event at Danfoss' facility in Eden Prairie. I Make America, AEM’s national grassroots campaign, is the voice of the 2.8 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry who make the equipment that build, power, and feed the world. Each year AEM and its member companies host dozens of lawmakers at equipment manufacturing facilities to highlight the policies needed to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and move the industry forward.
“One of the great joys of this job is visiting businesses both large and small who are on the leading edge of technological advancements, sustainability, and innovation – and Danfoss was no exception,” said Phillips. “As someone who believes representation begins with listening, the conversations I have in the course of these visits make me a better representative for our community in Washington, DC. From addressing ongoing workforce and supply chain challenges to reexamining our trade and tariff policies, I will continue to be an advocate for those manufacturers like Danfoss who, in addition to developing the solutions necessary to meet the needs of the future, provide good jobs and contribute so much to our local economies.”
While visiting the Eden Prairie site, Representative Phillips toured Danfoss' R & D Technical Resource Center and Proving Center where he saw firsthand the various applications of components manufactured by Danfoss and tested the company's Electrohydraulic Steering Subsystem. During the visit, Representative Phillips convened a town hall with Danfoss employees and leadership, where he took questions and discussed the policies he has championed in Congress like the recently passed CHIPS and Science Act and the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, that are of great benefit to the equipment manufacturing industry.
"It was a pleasure to host Congressman Phillips and AEM at our Eden Prairie facility. We had the opportunity to demonstrate the importance of our technologies to the industries we serve and the impact we have on our local community, which is a priority for Danfoss. We appreciate AEM’s on-going support for policies that are important to U.S. manufacturers and workforce development," said Rick Sporrer, President of Danfoss North America.
"AEM is grateful to Congressman Phillips for his consistent leadership on behalf of our industry and for putting policy ahead of politics and delivering bipartisan solutions at a time when it is more important than ever," said Kip Eideberg, AEM’s senior vice president of government and industry relations. "Thanks to his support for key policy initiatives, the equipment manufacturing industry is better positioned to create more family-sustaining jobs and drive the economy forward. We need more of our elected officials to focus on advancing pro-manufacturing policies that will strengthen domestic manufacturing, bolster supply chains, invest in the American worker, and ensure our continued global competitiveness."
At a time when America is facing one of the greatest economic challenges in its history, AEM and I Make America have brought a record number of state and federal lawmakers to shopfloors across the country to send a clear message: The equipment manufacturing industry is counting on elected officials to put policy ahead of politics and advance an agenda that will address the highest rate of inflation in decades, persistent supply chain challenges, the need for more workers, and the opportunity to create more family-sustaining jobs and make the United States more resilient.
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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.