Etna, Ohio,
20:29 PM

U.S. Rep. Balderson Visits Screen Machine

ETNA, OHIO – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Screen Machine Industries hosted United States Congressman Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) for a special I Make America event in Etna, Ohio. The event highlighted the importance of American equipment manufacturing and celebrated the men and women who work hard every day to build a better and brighter future for themselves and their communities.

“Manufacturers, like Screen Machine in Licking County, are producing the state-of-the-art equipment necessary for rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure,” said Congressman Balderson. “Ohio’s equipment manufacturers contribute more than $16 billion to our state’s economy every year and support more than 164,000 jobs. As a Member of Congress, I remain committed to supporting our manufacturers by helping to reduce their regulatory burdens and promoting policies that ensure workers have the skills needed to fill these in-demand jobs.”

Rep. Balderson toured the company’s Etna facility and participated in an employee townhall. He discussed infrastructure and other pressing public policy issues facing Screen Machine and other equipment manufacturers as the industry continues to navigate the impact of the pandemic.

I Make America, AEM’s national grassroots campaign, advocates for the policies that are critical to the industry’s long-term growth and prosperity. Earlier this year, AEM launched Year of Action, a groundbreaking initiative designed to educate and mobilize the 2.8 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry in support of its top policy priorities. Screen Machine is an innovative American manufacturer of portable machinery dedicated to material crushing, screening, recycling, and stockpiling.

During the townhall, employees asked the Congressman about a variety of issues, including infrastructure investment, tariffs, and workforce development.

“Screen Machine was honored to host Congressman Balderson at our Etna facility,” said John Lamprinakos, President & CEO, Screen Machine. “Thanks to the support of leaders like Rep. Balderson, we can continue to manufacture critical components for the equipment that builds America. We are encouraged to hear about his efforts on Capitol Hill that will allow our company and our industry to thrive in Ohio.”

If you would like to get involved with the I Make America campaign and help us advocate for the policies that are critical to the equipment manufacturing industry’s long-term growth and prosperity, please contact Wade Balkonis (

Photos should be attributed to the Office of Congressman Troy Balderson.



About Screen Machine Industries
Screen Machine is a leading manufacturer of portable jaw, impact and cone rock crushers, screening plants and trommels, and a global leader in design and innovation within the industry.

Based in Etna, Ohio USA since 1966, Screen Machine offers a complete high-performance equipment line that fits a variety of industry applications. See why Screen Machine is the finest in performance, durability, and innovation. Visit for more information.

About AEM
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (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 in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288 billion to the economy every year. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China. Visit for more information. 

About I Make America
I Make America is the grassroots campaign of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which advocates for policies that support manufacturing jobs and help America's equipment manufacturers compete globally. For more information about I Make America, please visit