Telsmith Receives Pillar of the Industry Award for Participation in I Make America Campaign

pillar-of-the-industry-award-2012The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Telsmith the newest recipient of their annual Pillar of the Industry award, given to companies for achieving Gold status in the I Make America campaign.

To obtain Gold status and earn this award, Telsmith dedicated time and effort to activities that would create awareness to the I Make America program. Such activities included significant employee involvement; outreach to the state, local and federal legislators; promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with allied trade associations; and production of A Day in American Life video telling the story of how our companies, employees and communities “make America.”

“We commend Telsmith for achieving Gold status in the I Make America campaign,” said Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “As a member of AEM, Telsmith exemplifies the commitment we need from all manufacturers around the country to send the message to Congress and the White House that our economy is in urgent need of a new manufacturing policy that will create jobs.”

For 2012 a total 19 companies received Pillar of the Industry Awards – 16 for achieving Gold Status this year, and 3 honored as Gold Year 2 winners, for maintaining their Gold-level status earned last year. Winners were announced at AEM’s recent annual conference.

To learn more about I Make America, visit us at View short videos of employees and small business owners around the country telling the real life stories of how manufacturing affects the national economy at

About Telsmith

For over 100 years, Telsmith, Inc. has been providing the global mining and aggregate industries with crushing and vibrating equipment, modular stations, and portable plants through integrated solutions designed to improve efficiency, profitability, and safety. A global network of dealers and factory representatives are available to provide the right solution for aggregate, mining, industrial, or recycling needs, as well as the parts and service to keep Telsmith products running for decades.

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