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AEM and CECE Sign International Exhibition Partnership Agreement

AEM_logoPMSGrey11The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) have signed a cooperative agreement that will help promote image-2visibility for AEM exhibitions worldwide and a positive global business environment for exhibitors as well as visitors.

Sigrid de Vries, CECE secretary general, and Megan Tanel, AEM senior vice president, signed the CECE International Exhibition Partnership Programme agreement during AEM’s recent annual conference of member companies.

CECE represents the European construction equipment sector and its 13 national construction equipment manufacturing associations.

AEM is the North American-based international business group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. A key service is organizing global trade exhibitions, including CONEXPO-CON/AGG, held every three years in Las Vegas, USA.

Under the agreement, AEM becomes a gold-level participant in CECE’s Exhibition Partner Programme, which provides promotional and other business-development services.

Construction equipment trade exhibitions play a vital role in encouraging and enhancing business relationships for manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and customers, and CECE explains it offers this coveted patronage to a limited number of leading sector exhibitions to fortify relations and contribute to successful trade fairs.

Longtime cooperation between CECE & AEM

Bernd Holz, CECE president and director of Ammann Verdichtung GmbH and Ammann sales director Europe, stated: “AEM and CECE are key partners on the international stage, both with regard to cooperation on regulatory matters as well as fostering business opportunities through major trade exhibitions around the world. With the new partnership agreement, we underline and reinforce our long-standing relations, keeping a clear focus on both our member companies’ needs. I’m looking forward to a successful partnership.”

Michael A. Haberman, AEM chair and president of Gradall Industries, stated: “AEM has enjoyed a longstanding and very good relationship with CECE as we work on behalf of equipment manufacturers and service providers towards an improved business environment around the globe for all industry stakeholders. AEM trade shows are known as industry gathering places providing unparalleled ROI and this valued CECE support strengthens that relationship and our future endeavors.”

Sigrid de Vries, CECE secretary general (left), and Megan Tanel, AEM senior vice president, sign CECE International Exhibition Partnership Programme agreement during AEM’s recent annual conference of member companies.

Sigrid de Vries, CECE secretary general (left), and Megan Tanel, AEM senior vice president, sign CECE International Exhibition Partnership Programme agreement during AEM’s recent annual conference of member companies.

For more information on CECE, visit www.cece.eu. For more information on AEM, visit www.aem.org.

Poll: Strong Bipartisan Support for Water Infrastructure Bill

imageVoters want lame-duck Congress to pass Water Resources Development Act and pipeline rehabilitation aid in year-end push

In the final weeks of the lame-duck session, a national poll released Friday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) found that voters strongly support federal funding for water pipelines and waterways as well as for resources that prevent drinking water contamination crises, like those that occurred in Flint, MI.

The findings were part of a national poll commissioned by AEM to gauge voter perceptions and attitudes about United States water infrastructure broadly and the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 specifically, a major water infrastructure resource authorization bill currently awaiting final passage in the lame-duck Congress.

“Improving and modernizing U.S. infrastructure overall, and in this case, water infrastructure, continues to be a bipartisan priority among voters,” said Dennis Slater, AEM President. “Congressional leaders in both the U.S. Senate and House are to be commended for taking action on their respective versions of a 2016 WRDA bill, but should reach consensus on a final version before the 114th Congress adjourns.”

The national poll identified a number of key findings, including:

A majority (54 percent) of registered voters say that U.S. water infrastructure is in fair or poor condition.
Nearly seven out of 10 (67 percent) of the surveyed population believe that the federal government should spend somewhat more or much more on water pipelines and waterways.
More than seven out of every 10 (74 percent) registered voters either support or strongly support Congress passing WRDA.
A clear majority (73 percent) of registered voters are either somewhat or much more likely to support WRDA when they learn that it might prevent drinking water crises such as the one in Flint, MI.
The national poll was conducted as part of AEM’s ongoing efforts to develop a long-term national vision for U.S. infrastructure through its Infrastructure Vision 2050 initiative. An analysis of the poll results is available here.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) – www.aem.org

AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 940 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

AEM Announces ‘I Make America’ Award Winners

imageThe Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the 2016 recipients of its I Make America advocacy awards.

Winners are AEM member companies that have achieved the highest level of support in AEM’s signature program to build grassroots support and advocate for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain jobs across America.

AEM honored 32 companies during its recent annual conference for achieving Gold status, and 6 of these companies also received recognition as Legacy supporters after maintaining Gold status for five consecutive years.

I Make America activities can include significant employee involvement; outreach to state, local and federal legislators; and promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with allied trade associations.

“I Make America’s success depends on the strong support of member companies and their employees to help our elected officials understand the critical importance of the off-road equipment industry and manufacturing to economic prosperity and quality of life across America,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “We appreciate their hard work and are pleased to publicly acknowledge their outstanding commitment and efforts.”

‘Legacy’ Award Salutes Continuous Service  

The 2016 I Make America Legacy award winners are:

CLAAS of America Inc.
CNH Industrial
General Kinematics
Kondex Corporation
Volvo Construction Equipment
Wolf Robotics LLC

2016 ‘Pillar of the Industry’ Award Winners

A total of 32 companies received Pillar of the Industry awards for achieving or maintaining I Make America Gold status during the year.

For more information about and to join in I Make America, visit www.imakeamerica.com.

The 2016 Pillar of the Industry Award winners are:

  • AGCO Corporation
  • Astec Mobile Screens
  • Blount International/Woods Equipment
  • Calder Brothers Corporation
  • Carlson Paving Products
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • CLAAS of America Inc.
  • CNH Industrial
  • Custom Products of Litchfield Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • Doosan Bobcat
  • General Kinematics
  • Gradall Industries
  • HUSCO International Inc.
  • InQuest Marketing LLC
  • JCB Inc.
  • Johnson Crushers International
  • Ken Cook Co.
  • Kobelco Construction Machinery USA
  • Kolberg Pioneer Inc.
  • Kondex Corporation
  • Mahindra USA
  • Manitou Americas Inc.
  • Morbark LLC
  • Sioux Corporation
  • Stellar Industries Inc.
  • Terex Corporation
  • Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.
  • Vermeer Corporation
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Weiler
  • Wolf Robotics LLC

 

AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

Visit www.aem.org for more information.

AEM Market Update and Analysis: U.S. Construction Equipment Exports Down 25 Percent

imageExports of U.S.-made construction equipment fell 25 percent overall for the first three quarters of 2016 compared to 2015 January – September, for a total $8.2 billion shipped to global markets.

All world regions were in decline from single-digit drops for Europe and Central America to decreases in the 50-percent range for Africa and South America, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Department of Commerce data it uses in global market reports for members.

AEM is the North American-based international business group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry.

Exports by World Region

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January-September 2016 U.S. construction equipment exports by major world regions compared to January-September 2015:

Canada dropped 21 percent, for a total $3.5 billion
Europe declined 6 percent, for a total $1.2 billion
Central America fell 9 percent, for a total $1.0 billion
Asia decreased 30 percent, for a total $972 million
South America declined 49 percent, for a total $733 million
Australia/Oceania fell 36 percent to $427 million
Africa declined 51 percent to $317 million
AEM Market Overview

AEM’s Benjamin Duyck, director of market intelligence, provides some insights:

“For the past 15 quarters U.S. exports of construction equipment declined year over year and in the third quarter of 2016, that trend remains unchanged. A key factor affecting the reduction in exports is most likely due to the strong dollar making U.S. manufacturers less competitive in the global marketplace. Of course, the strong currency is a problem that plagues all U.S. exports. Some international markets are still viable; exports are up year over year to Belgium and Germany, for example.

“Our expectations for the fourth quarter remain subdued as the U.S. dollar is experiencing its longest rally in 16 years. With the global economic malaise, the slowdown in emerging markets and the negative interest rates seen in several economies’ bond markets, investment is flowing to the U.S. and U.S. stocks, driving up demand for our dollar, inadvertently affecting our competitiveness abroad.”

Exports by Top 10 Countries

The top countries buying the most U.S.-made construction machinery during the first three quarters of 2016 (by dollar volume) were:

Canada – $3.5 billion, down 21 percent
Mexico – $831 million, down 9 percent
Australia – $392 million, down 38 percent
Belgium – $294 million, up 33 percent
Germany – $202 million, up 24 percent
China – $190 million, down 8 percent
Peru – $181 million, down 30 percent
Chile – $165 million, down 60 percent
Japan – $147 million, up 6 percent
Brazil – $145 million, down 61 percent
Economic Resources Available

AEM provides a variety of market macroeconomic and industry trend data for members as well as survey opportunities and custom research. Visit www.aem.org in the Market Data/Market Intelligence section. For more information, contact AEM’s Benjamin Duyck, director of market intelligence (bduyck@aem.org).

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About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) – www.aem.org AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

AEM Elects 2017 Officers, New Directors Michael A. Haberman of Gradall Industries is AEM Chair

 

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces its 2017 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards.

AEM Officers for 2017 are:

Chair Michael A. Haberman, President, Gradall Industries Inc.

Chair Michael A. Haberman, President, Gradall Industries Inc.

Chair Michael A. Haberman, President, Gradall Industries Inc.
Vice Chair Richard M. Goldsbury, President Doosan Bobcat North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat
AG Chair John D. Lagemann, Senior VP Sales & Marketing-Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Company
CE Chair Jeffrey R. Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
Treasurer Jim Walker, VP Case IH North America, CNH Industrial
Secretary Dennis J. Slater, AEM’s full-time President
AEM officers and directors work on behalf of all member companies, giving their time and talent to provide strategic direction and guidance for the Association’s business-development initiatives in areas including public policy, market data, and exhibitions, as well as technical, safety and regulatory issues and education/training.

“At AEM, we benefit from the support of our member companies and the dedication of their representatives who serve in AEM leadership roles,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “They help ensure Association programs continue to meet member and industry needs, and we appreciate their knowledge and participation.”

Directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors:

Jason M. Andringa, President & CEO, Vermeer Corporation
Steven W. Berglund, President & CEO, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
Robert B. Crain, Senior VP & General Manager North America, AGCO Corporation
Matt Daley, President & CEO, GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
Richard M. Goldsbury, President Doosan Bobcat North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat
John D. Lagemann, Senior VP Sales & Marketing-Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Company
Arjun Mirdha, President & CEO, JCB Inc.
Michael J. Osenga, President Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications
Greg Petras, President, Kuhn North America Inc.
Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
Jim Walker, VP Case IH North America, CNH Industrial
Directors elected to the AEM AG Sector Board:

Grant Adolph, COO, Buhler Industries Inc.
Mark D. Core, Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Vermeer Corporation
Matt Daley, President & CEO, GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
Richard Fox-Marrs, President JCB Agriculture, JCB Inc.
Bill T. Hurley, VP Sales North America, AGCO Corporation
John D. Lagemann, Senior VP Sales & Marketing-Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Company
Bret Lieberman, VP North America, New Holland Agriculture
Leif J. Magnusson, President, CLAAS Global Sales Americas Inc.
Brian A. McKown, Executive VP & COO, Kinze Manufacturing Inc.
Greg Petras, President, Kuhn North America, Inc.
Todd H. Stucke, Senior VP Sales, Marketing & Product Support, Kubota Tractor Corporation
Directors elected to the AEM CE Sector Board:

Steven W. Berglund, President & CEO, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
John L. Garrison, President & CEO, Terex Corporation
Jeff Heinemann, VP Construction, Sandvik Mining & Construction
Chuck Martz, President, CEO & Chairman, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company
Daniel L. Miller, President & CEO, Manitou Americas Inc.
Ray O’Connor, President & CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.
Jeffrey R. Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
Patrick Roesler, CEO, G&D Integrated
Stephen Roy, President Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment
Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
George H. Taylor, VP Customer Services Support, Caterpillar Inc.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

For more information on AEM services and programs, visit www.aem.org.