Altec to represent Alabama at 'Made in America' event at the White House
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
Alabama is known for producing a variety of remarkable products. But one company will be representing our state in D.C. on Monday for the president's 'Made In America' showcase.
Altec started right here in Birmingham in 1929. They are the world's largest manufacturer for aerial devices and equipment for electricity, contractors, and more.
America's role in the global market continues to fuel debates. President Trump's Made In America Product Showcase is a way to encourage more U.S. companies to make their products in America. This as many reports show our companies are employing millions of our jobs, abroad.
Altec, which began in Birmingham, now has branches all over the country says they're excited for the opportunity.
"The US economy is really driven by manufactoring. The Trump administration understands that. They are trying to develop ways for new opportunity for workers here in the United States. Anything Altec can do to support that we're certainly behind it 100 precent," said Mark Wegel, Director of Coorporate Communications.
Wegel tells ABC 33/40's Amber Grigley, they plan to represent the state in a way that makes people realize the amazing opportunities for manufactoring in the state of Alabama.
Again, the event is Monday July 17th at 3 pm at the White House.