U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Level Playing Field for Wisconsin Businesses, Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Washington D.C. – As the Export-Import Bank nears expiration, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has voiced her support for reauthorization. Unless Congress takes action, the Export-Import Bank is set to expire September 30, which will stop its assistance to the thousands of U.S. exporters that benefit from this federal agency.

“If American businesses have a level playing field, they can compete against anyone. The Export-Import Bank is an important tool that helps us create that level playing field, bringing fairness to global trade and supporting American businesses so they can create jobs and grow,” said Baldwin. “I’ve seen first-hand the impact the bank has had on Wisconsin companies that have taken advantage of the bank’s counsel and resources to export goods across the world. Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is a commonsense way to strengthen our economy and ensure our American competiveness.”

Since 2007, the Export-Import Bank has helped 180 Wisconsin businesses, including 105 small businesses, by supporting the export of nearly $4 billion worth of goods.

Wisconsin organizations that support reauthorization include: Appleton Marine, Inc., Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, CMD Corporation, Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, ExportAble LLC, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce,  HUSCO International, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Middleton Chamber of Commerce, Modine Manufacturing Co., Neenah Enterprises, Inc., Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, The Manitowoc Company, Inc., Wisconsin District Export Council, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Breakdown by Congressional District, according to Export-Import Bank data:

1st Congressional District:

17 Total Exporters, including 6 small businesses

$2.5 Billion exports supported

Top 3 Exporters:

1. CNH Industrial America LLC, Racine

2. Rathgibson, LLC, Janesville

3. RPS Corporation, Racine

2nd Congressional District:

16 Total Exporters, including 11 small businesses

$465 million exports supported

Top 3 Exporters:

1. Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC, Waunakee

2. Fristam Pumps Usa, Limited Partnership, Middleton

3. Dairyland Electrical Industries, Inc., Stoughton

3rd Congressional District:

18 Total Exporters, including 15 small businesses

$70M Exports supported

Top 3 Exporters:

1. Mill Haven Foods, LLC, New Lisbon

2. Mathews Sales & Distribution, Inc., Sparta

3. S & S Cycle Incorporated, Viola

4th Congressional District:

28 Total Exporters, including 12 small businesses

$297M Exports supported

Top 3 Exporters:

1. The Oilgear Company, Milwaukee

2. P & H Mining Equipment, Inc., Milwaukee

3. Marking Services, Inc., Milwaukee

5th Congressional District:

31 Total Exporters, including 16 small businesses

$188M Exports supported

Top 3 Exporters

1. Regal Ware, Inc., Kewaskum

2. Generac Power Systems, Inc., Waukesha

3. Dynex/Rivett Inc, Pewaukee


6th Congressional District:

30 Total Exporters, including 22 small businesses

$133M Exports supported

Top 3 Exporters:

1. Pemco Inc., Sheboygan

2. Kaysun Corporation, Manitowoc

3. Miller- St. Nazianz, Inc, Saint Nazianz

7th Congressional District:

17 Total Exporters, including 10 small businesses

$45M Exports supported

Top 3 Exporters:

1. Don Evans, Inc., De Forest

2. Siemens Industry Inc., Rothschild

3. Wausau Coated Products, Inc., Wausau

8th Congressional District

23 Total Exporters, including 13 small businesses

$277M Exports supported

Top 3 Exporters:

1. Appvion, Inc., Appleton

2. Reynolds Presto Products Inc., Appleton

3. Palmer Johnson Yachts, LLC, Sturgeon Bay