Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), Redmond, Wash., a business segment of Terex Corp., recently hosted U.S. Representative David Reichert at the company’s Redmond campus. The goal was to acquaint the congressman with Genie and Terex products, and to encourage him to support legislation that would benefit both the business and construction industry.
Joe Krider, Terex’s vice president of Strategic Accounts & Government Affairs, discussed tax credit parity for technology, such as the Terex HyPower hybrid system; the importance of trade agreements and tariff reductions; the critical need for comprehensive long-term infrastructure planning and investment for America; and other issues with Reichert. The congressman agreed with the need for developing an overall infrastructure vision as well as the need for improved trade agreements to encourage domestic manufacturing and exports, according to Terex.
After the presentations, the congressman was given a plant overview by Operations Director Neal Nowick. Reichert said he was impressed with the company’s lean manufacturing system and found that the Terex value of “Servant Leadership” resonated with him.
The meeting concluded with Reichert ascending in a Genie Z-45 boom, to get a better view of his district.