Offers Members of Construction Industry Incentive to Visit D.C. and Support New Highway Bill.

Through I Make America, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is launching a new initiative to encourage its members and the hardworking men and women of America’s construction industry to fly-in to Washington D.C. and support a new federal highway bill.

Individuals who attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 may be eligible to receive $500 for travel expenses to attend an industry associated “fly-in” in Washington D.C. and meet with federal lawmakers and regulators to advocate for funding of highways, roads, and bridges.  For those individuals who do not claim their reimbursement, AEM will contribute $500 on their behalf to benefit wounded warriors.

“The U.S. infrastructure system ranks only 23rd globally and we are rapidly falling behind,” AEM President Dennis Slater said.  “As the federal highway bill is set to expire at the end of September, AEM understands the importance of making sure Congress hears from the construction industry and those directly impacted by their failure to act.  By partnering with industry representatives, we can make a difference to improve our infrastructure and create better highways for America.”

In order to be eligible for the $500 credit, each individual must:

Participate in one of three “fly-ins” to Washington D.C.

  • June 10-11 TCC Fly-In
  • June 11 – Rally for Roads
  • September 9-10 – The Material Group Fly-In
  • Attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
  • Did not register for the 2013 TCC Fly-In, 2012 Rally for Roads, 2013 NAPA or NSSGA Fly-In
  • Report back on your experience on the Hill

To register or for more information, contact Trisha Schoof at, or visit our website at