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Telsmith, Inc. Achieves Gold Status in I Make America Campaign

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Pro-Manufacturing Policies Pursued to Improve Economy

Mequon, Wisconsin, USA – November 1, 2012 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced that Telsmith, Inc. has once again joined the elite ranks of the I Make America campaign's Gold-level company supporters.The 3,800 ft2 display will feature products, such as Breaker Technology's RMS 18 Mobile Scaler Vehicle, KPI-JCI's K500 Cone Crusher and Telsmith's 3858 Mine Duty Jaw Crusher with patented hydraulic overload relief.  MINExpo 2012 will also serve as the worldwide product launch for the Telsmith T900 Mine Duty Cone Crusher.Telsmith employees have supported I Make America through the signing of a petition sent to members of Congress encouraging legislation designed to improve infrastructure and stimulate the U.S. economy, all employee meetings, as well as reaching out to customers through social media.

I Make America is a grassroots campaign that was launched in September 2010 to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep our economy competitive with other countries."By leveraging the individual experience and expertise of Astec Mobile Screens, Breaker Technology, KPI-JCI, Osborn and Telsmith, Astec Mining is well positioned to support mine sites around the world with equipment, parts and service," said Rick Patek, Group Vice President, Astec Aggregate & Mining, "We're looking forward to sharing our capabilities with the worldwide audience attending MINExpo 2012."

"I applaud Telsmith on once again achieving Gold status in the I Make America," said Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). "As an equipment manufacturer providing economic growth and job opportunity here in the United States, Telsmith provides an essential voice for the I Make America campaign.   Ensuring that Washington works together to pass pro-manufacturing policies that create economic growth here in the U.S. is a goal Telsmith and I Make America share and will continue to work towards in the future."

"For the past 106 years, Telsmith has proudly designed and manufactured in the U.S. products for aggregate and mining operations in literally every corner of the world. Our American workforce is the sole driver of Telsmith's growth and asset that participation in I Make America serves to protect," said Matt Haven, president of Telsmith, Inc. "I Make America provides a voice for Telsmith in Washington and, in turn, helps to secure the long-term growth of our company and the industries we serve."

I Make America Gold-Level supporters are an important group of companies that have achieved participation benchmarks marking them as industry leaders. Benchmarks can include significant employee involvement; outreach to their state, local and federal legislators; promoting campaign involvement 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 29,000 people nationwide, AEM's nearly 900 member companies, and industry organizations.

Media Contact
Chad McClaskey
262.518.1452
CmcClaskey@telsmith.com