Romeo RIM and AEM Host Rep. Lisa McClain for Tour and Employee Town Hall at Romeo Facility
Romeo, MI â€“ Romeo RIM and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted United States Representative Lisa McClain (R-MI) for an I Make America event at Romeo RIM's Romeo headquarters. The event focused on the importance of American equipment manufacturing and legislative efforts to make U.S. manufacturers more globally competitive.
â€śFrom historic inflation to a broken supply chain, our nationâ€™s manufacturing industry is facing challenges like never before. We must do everything we can to support manufacturers, especially those here in Michiganâ€ť said Rep. Lisa McClain. â€śIt was an incredible experience to tour the Romeo RIM facility in Macomb County and see nearly 100 employees producing American made products. This business is a critical part of our local economy, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to ensure they continue to succeed and thrive.â€ť
McClain toured the company's headquarters and met with employees on the factory floor for a townhall meeting. During the visit, she touched on the pro-manufacturing policies she supports as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives which included the authorization of domestic semiconductor production as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act in 2021, as well as being a supporter of the CHIPS Act.
"Later this year, Romeo RIM will be celebrating our 40th anniversary, so we know a thing or two about manufacturing in Michigan. We are thankful for the opportunity to host Representative Lisa McClain and to have a strong advocate for Michigan industries. We can all benefit from pro-manufacturing legislative policies and itâ€™s nice to see our Congresswomanâ€™s willingness to roll up her sleeves and work for Michigan manufacturers," said Tim Howell, Romeo RIM's president and CEO.
"AEM is grateful for Congresswoman Lisa McClain's support of the equipment manufacturing industry, and her efforts to protect the 117,700 family-sustaining jobs it provides in Michigan," said Kip Eideberg, AEMâ€™s senior vice president of government and industry relations. "As our nation faces a constrained supply chain and workforce challenges, it is imperative that our elected officials remain focused on finding solutions to these issues and ensuring American equipment manufacturers can compete in the global economy."