First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
A record number of equipment manufacturing industry companies were recognised for their outstanding commitment to advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers
’ (AEM) recent annual conference.
Thirty companies received AEM’s highest honour for their participation in I Make America, the association’s national grassroots campaign that advances the equipment manufacturing industry’s policy priorities.
Twenty-two companies were recognised as Gold level supporters of I Make America, while an additional eight companies were honoured as Legacy Award winners for reaching Gold level for five consecutive years.
“I Make America’s success depends on the strong support of member companies and their employees to educate elected officials about the equipment manufacturing industry’s role in driving economic prosperity and quality of life for all Americans,” says Dennis Slater, AEM president.
“The companies honoured are leading the way for the association’s advocacy efforts and we want to publicly thank them for their outstanding commitment and efforts.”
Kip Eideberg, AEM vice president, says: “This year our member companies hosted a record-number of elected officials at equipment manufacturing facilities across the country to make the case for infrastructure investment, tax reform, free trade and a strong agricultural economy.
“The success of our advocacy efforts is in large part due to the outstanding support of our member companies.”
2017 Legacy Award Winners
Blount International; Carlson Paving Products; Deere & Company; InQuest Marketing; Ken Cook Co; Stellar Industries; Terex Corporation, and theVermeer Corporation
2017 Gold Award Winners
AGCO Corporation; Astec Mobile Screens; Calder Brothers; Caterpillar; CLAAS of America; CNH Industrial; Cummins; Custom Products of Litchfield; Doosan Bobcat; General Kinematics; Gradall Industries; Hardi North America; JCB; JLG Industries; Johnson Crushers International; KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA; Kolberg Pioneer; Kondex Corporation; Manitou Americas; Sioux Corporation; Volvo Construction Equipment, and Weiler.