Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement on the announcement that President-elect Joe Biden has nominated North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“The Association of Equipment Manufacturers applauds President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Michael Regan to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Equipment manufacturers are committed to serving as catalysts for change in the manufacturing sector and building a better and more sustainable future for our nation. Our industry is uniquely familiar with integrating innovative technologies into our operations, whether it includes precision agriculture techniques to ensure more efficient harvests for farmers or deploying smart technology to promote sustainable construction practices in the execution of infrastructure projects. We look forward to working with EPA Administrator-designate Regan to advance a shared vision of a world in which all Americans’ basic needs – such as shelter, clean water, education, and sustainable and reliable energy – are fulfilled.”
Equipment manufacturers support one in eight manufacturing jobs in America, and the 2.8 million men and women of our industry make the equipment that build, power, and feed the world and positively impact the lives of every American every day. To learn more about the economic contribution of U.S. equipment manufacturers, visit www.aem.org/impact.