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Mon May 06, 2019 - Southeast Edition #10
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U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (C) visits with Bob Gorham (L), Ascendum Machinery’s human resources director, and Ascendum CEO Kenny Bishop.
U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (C) visits with Bob Gorham (L), Ascendum Machinery’s human resources director, and Ascendum CEO Kenny Bishop.

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (N.C. Dist. 12) recently met with officials of Ascendum Machinery and Associated Equipment Distributors at Ascendum's corporate offices to discuss workforce development.

Attracting skilled workers remains a major challenge for all fields, but it is especially important for the construction equipment industry, which is losing more than $2.4 billion in revenue annually.

"Ascendum Machinery is committed to ensuring that the most qualified people are available for their customers," the company said in a statement. "Both Ascendum Machinery and AED are optimistic about the partnership of industry, education, and government, which, by working together, will lead to a stronger workforce for the construction equipment industry."