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AEM Partners with SkillsUSA To Tackle Manufacturing’s Skills Gap

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has teamed up with SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives to help provide America with a skilled and developed workforce.

The partnership began with AEM and SkillUSA’s mutual respect for each organization’s commitment to be a solution to the skills gap, grow interest in skilled and technical trades, dispel stereotypes, as well as ensure all students are both college and career ready. From there, the collaboration seemed obvious.

“AEM is thrilled to be able to partner with SkillsUSA as part of our ongoing effort to open doors for the association’s members and allow them to gain access to uniquely valuable opportunities to enhance their workforce and help secure a bright future for our industry,” said Julie Davis, AEM director of workforce development.

SkillsUSA provides educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical in classrooms across the nation. More than 345,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA each year, and there are more than 19,000 local chapters across the nation introducing their members to skills that induce career readiness, responsibility, and effectiveness.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers:

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $188 billion combined to the U.S. and Canadian economies. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019. Learn more about AEM at www.aem.org

AEM Supports Legislation to Improve Our Nation’s Infrastructure

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement on the introduction and unanimous Committee approval of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA):
“We applaud the work of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in introducing a bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization bill and moving that bill through Committee with unanimous approval,” said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. “The America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) will provide the resources necessary to maintain and improve our nation’s surface transportation assets. That is good for equipment manufacturers and communities across the country. Our industry depends on the strength of our nation’s infrastructure to transport the equipment we make across the country and around the world. That same equipment is also critical in the construction and maintenance of nearly all aspects of our nation’s infrastructure network. While this is a step in the right direction, we will continue to work with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to secure a comprehensive infrastructure package that provides adequate, sustainable, long-term funding to modernize and improve our nation’s entire infrastructure portfolio.”
S. 2302, The America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) provides $287 billion over five years, representing a 27 percent increase over FAST act levels. Some other highlights of the bill include codifying the One Federal Decision Executive Order which will reduce regulatory project delays, increased investment in the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program, and expansion of the National Highway Freight Program all of which are among AEM’s infrastructure priorities.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $188 billion combined to the U.S. and Canadian economies. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.
Visit www.aem.org/advocacy for more information.

Registration Open for CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020

For a video preview of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 Click below

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Get Your Tickets Early and Save

Registration is now open for the co-located CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020 exhibitions, North America’s premiere events for the construction industries and the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries.

Registering early will save you time and money and you can take advantage of the best hotel and travel rates available.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020 will be held March 10-14 in Las Vegas, USA. Register online at www.conexpoconagg.com and www.ifpe.com.

Both CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE have already set exhibit space records and will feature industry-leading education programs. Several show ticket options are available, and all tickets include a monorail pass. New for 2020 is the opportunity to mix and match education sessions between CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE for one price.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE come around every three years for a can’t-miss event. No other shows bring together as many segments of the construction industries and of the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries in one place.

Attendees will have up-close access to the leading manufacturers and suppliers, latest product innovations, and knowledge resources to help their businesses thrive. For 2020:

  • The Tech Experience returns with two locations.
  • The show campus has expanded with the new Festival Grounds for a total of 10 areas to explore.
  • Plenty of show shuttles and hotel shuttles will run during the event, plus information stands and staff will help attendees easily navigate the show campus.
  • Key insider’s tip: Create a plan for each day so you’ll be sure to see the exhibitors and products you want to connect with, but also be on the lookout for ones you’ve never heard of!
  • CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE make it easy to prepare with an interactive online exhibitor directory and a show mobile app that will continuously synch to your online customizable show planner.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is North America’s largest construction trade show representing asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and related industry segments.

IFPE, the International Fluid Power Exposition is the leading North American exhibition bringing together the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries.

The co-located exhibitions are the international industry gathering place every three years showcasing the latest product innovations, equipment, and expertise to help attendees stay competitive in an ever changing and global marketplace.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Again Wins Best Construction Podcast, Introduces New Direction and Host – Missy Scherber

Beginning in August 2019, construction business owner and social media influencer Missy Scherber will take the mic as the host of CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio in a new series called “Contractor Conversations.” This announcement comes on the heels of CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio being named Best Construction Podcast by Construction Junkie for the second year in a row.

“Contractor Conversations” will feature in-depth, boots-on-the-ground perspectives about the challenges and opportunities in the construction industry. Scherber will lead discussions with construction company owners and operators and share their success stories, tips to make your business more profitable and whatever else is on their minds.

“After meeting Missy, I knew she was the perfect person to lead CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio in a new direction,” said Nicole Hallada, AEM vice president of marketing and communications. “Her passion, authenticity and willingness to help others resonate with her peers in the construction industry. I’m excited to have Missy kick off this new segment focused on contractor-led discussions about equipment, technology, business challenges and more.”

Owner of T. Scherber Demolition and Excavating, social media influencer and construction professional, Missy Scherber is a passionate advocate for the construction industry. She is an active member of several construction associations and community organizations in the greater-Minneapolis area.

“I am honored to join CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio as their new host,” said Scherber. “I love that the mission focuses on connecting the people, equipment, and technology necessary to advance the construction industry as a whole.”

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio Breaks All-Time Records

CONEXPO/CON-AGG Radio has claimed the top spot in Construction Junkie’s Best Construction Podcast Competition. The contest broke the all-time record for most votes, signaling the increasing popularity of podcasts.

“In 2018, CONEXPO/CON-AGG Radio shattered the single podcast voting record and in 2019, they did it again, backed by a strong outreach campaign and the support of loyal followers,” said Shane Hedmond of Construction Junkie.

Since its launch in 2016, CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio has welcomed guests from original-equipment- manufacturers (OEMs), tech companies, academia, and leading industry organizations, introducing thousands of listeners to unique perspectives on construction technology and innovations that will change the industry in the next 20 years.

“It’s an honor to win Best Construction Podcast for the second year in a row,” Hallada said. “This award is a testament to the number of contractors who are actively seeking advice and opinions to take their business into construction’s digital future.”

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio currently airs once a month. Listeners can choose episodes via the CONEXPO-CON/AGG website or through their mobile devices (apps include iTunesiHeartRadioStitcherSpotify and Google Play).

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio is also complemented by AEM’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 industry-trends articles and weekly e-newsletter.

Subscribe to the AEM Industry Advisor for more AEM news and updates.

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $188 billion combined to the U.S. and Canadian economies. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019. Learn more about AEM at www.aem.org

About CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Held every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the must-attend event for construction industry professionals. The show features the latest equipment, products, services, and technologies for the construction industry, as well as industry-leading education. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held March 10-14, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit https://www.conexpoconagg.com.

At ICUEE –Interactive Education; Disaster Preparedness – Education the way you want it!

ICUEE lets you choose from education right on the show floor to interactive crisis-simulation planning.  Choose from a variety of formats and topics to help you make your operations better, faster, and safer.

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Field Classrooms
These education sessions take you out of the classroom and onto the show floor where your instructors are hands-on with the equipment.

  • How the hydraulic systems work to achieve your goals
  • Potential challenges of a Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) project
  • How technology helps identify the need and type of equipment required

Click here for a complete list of field classrooms.  Register early because space is limited!

Disaster Simulation Lab

  • This interactive lab will be led by first and former FEMA Chief Innovation Officer Desi Matel-Anderson.
  • Give your team the real-life tools to effectively respond to crisis situations.

Eat and Learn Workshops
Join us for eat and learn workshops Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss hot topics in the industry:

  • Drone Panel:  Effective Applications in Utility Industry
  • The Business Model for Building and Maintaining a Smart Utility Infrastructure
  • Workforce Development Generational Story

View the workshop descriptions for more detail.

Diesel Progress Summit
Receive a 20% discount on tickets to the first Diesel Progress Summit (DPS) in Louisville on Monday, September 30, the day before ICUEE begins. Use code ICUEE20 when you book at www.dieselprogresssummit.com.

Register by August 23 to save over 50% on registration!

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