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10 • ROCK products • February 2018 IN THE KNOW FAST FACT Plan would permanently drop the corporate tax from 35 percent to 21 percent, while also rewriƟng the individual tax rules. Association of Equipment Man- ufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement after the Senate approved the con- ference report: "The equipment manufacturing indus- try applauds the Senate for delivering on its promise to overhaul our out- dated, uncompetitive tax code. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will make equipment manufacturers more competitive, while creating more opportunity for millions of Ameri- cans. Equipment manufacturers are heartened that this legislation now heads to the White House for President Trump's signature. "Tax reform is a huge win for equipment manufacturers of virtually every type and their employees. When equipment manufacturers succeed, they can play a bigger role in growing the economy and helping Americans thrive. The bill passed will encourage equipment manufactur- ers large and small to hire new workers, expand facilities, and purchase new equipment; the legislation will also put U.S. equipment manufacturers on a level playing field with the rest of the world. "There are many leaders in the Senate who deserve credit for working dili- gently to bring this historic legislation across the finish line. Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Chairman Hatch led the effort to make the long-held goal of comprehensive tax reform that will power a growing economy for years to come. Still many more Senators deserve the gratitude of the 1.3 mil- lion men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry for helping make pro-growth, pro-jobs tax reform a reality. "Our industry will continue to seek improvements and reform's to our nation's tax code in order to make the United States the most competitive place for equipment manufacturers. Nonetheless, the bill passed today is a once-in-a-generation accomplishment that the Senate should be proud of. Equipment manufacturers look forward to President Trump's signature on this legislation before the end of the year." The chief executive officer of the Asso- ciated General Contractors of America (AGC) Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement regarding final Dennis Slater LESS DOWNTIME IS MORE UPTIME with CleanScrape ® Belt Cleaner LESS IS MORE WITH CLEANSCRAPE ® BELT CLEANER. Less Blade Replacements / More Blade Life – lasts up to 4x as long as traditional cleaners Less Maintenance / More Performance – only one tensioner adjustment ever Less Concern / More Confidence – safe for vulcanized and mechanical splices ® Registered trademark of Martin Engineering Company in the US and other select locations. © 2018 Martin Engineering Company. Additional information can be obtained at and visit 800.544.2947 / 309.852.2384 on display at AGG1 2018 Booth #1014

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