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General Kinematics earns Gold status

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has recognized General Kinematics in Crystal Lake as a Gold-level company supporter of the I Make America campaign.

I Make America is a grassroots campaign that was launched in September 2010 to improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep our economy competitive with other countries.

“We commend General Kinematics for achieving Gold status in the I Make America campaign,” said Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, in a press reelease. “As a member of AEM, General Kinematics 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.”

“General Kinematics has chosen to participate in the I Make America campaign because we understand the importance of manufacturing to our country’s survival and return to prosperity; our employees joined the voices of this campaign in urging our government to support and grow our nation’s manufacturing base,” said Nikki Sullivan, director of continual improvement at General Kinematics.

According the the AEM, I Make America Gold-level supporters have achieved participation benchmarks marking them as industry leaders, including significant employee involvement; outreach to their 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 their companies, employees and communities “make America.”

The campaign has enlisted the support of more than 22,000 people nationwide, AEM’s 850 member companies, and industry organizations.

General Kinematics designs and manufactures vibrating equipment that helps process bulk materials. Its products are used in a variety of industries, including foundry, mining, recycling, wood, power generation and food. It employs about 150 in Crystal Lake.

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