This past January, the I Make America campaign launched a nationwide search for who best captures “making America” through hard work, dedication to community, and devotion to American manufacturing. The employees of Terex Bid-Well, Canton, S.D., were voted the winners of the Who Makes America contest. Nominated for their hard work both in the factory and community, the 47 employees of Terex Bid-Well received more than 350 votes via Facebook and email.

The concrete paving equipment manufacturer has been operating in Canton since 1961, and in 2010, it celebrated the opening of a new 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The facility manufactures a product line that helps maintain and modernize America’s critical transportation infrastructure system. Employees at the facility recently celebrated one year accident free.

In addition to its contributions to American manufacturing, Terex Bid-Well makes time to give back to its community. Recently, the team built a screened-in, three-season porch for residents of the Good Samaritan Home for senior services. When a local Eagle Scout took on the challenge of building a regulation-height basketball court, Terex Bid-Well lent its efforts to make the project a success. And several employees serve as volunteer firefighters, ready to put the needs of the community before their own at a moment’s notice.

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