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AEM Hails USMCA Agreement

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement today hailing a deal struck between House Democrats and the Trump Administration to move the USMCA closer to ratification: 

Dennis Slater, AEM President

“This is good news for equipment manufacturers, the 1.3 million men and women of our industry, and the entire U.S. economy,” said Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “We’re another step closer to getting the USMCA ratified. Getting this across the finish line will preserve duty-free market access to our most important trade partners, add more than $68 billion to the U.S. economy, and create 176,000 U.S. jobs. We applaud the work done by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and everyone involved in these negotiations. We look forward to Congress ratifying the agreement and President Trump signing it into law.” 

Since the creation of NAFTA two decades ago, equipment manufacturers have benefited greatly from duty-free market access to our industry’s two largest export markets, Canada and Mexico. Equipment manufacturers support 1.3 million jobs in the U.S. and 149,000 in Canada. The industry also contributes $188 billion to the U.S. and Canadian economies.

Over the past two years, AEM has called on both the Trump Administration and Congress to deliver an updated North American trade agreement for the 21st century. USMCA fulfills many of our industry’s goals and strengthens North American equipment manufacturing. Efforts include co-hosting the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, at an equipment manufacturing facility earlier this year in support of the agreement, sending a letter in support of the USMCA to Chairman Neal (D-Mass.) and the nine members of the House Democrats’ Trade Working Group, and running an ongoing public education campaign on the various benefits of a ratified USMCA. AEM is also a member of the USMCA Coalition.

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. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $159 billion to the U.S. economy. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.
Visit www.aem.org/advocacy for more information.   

AEM Announces Advocates Program Award Winners

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2019 recipients of its annual Advocates Program awards, which recognize outstanding commitment by AEM members to industry advocacy efforts. 

This year, 25 member companies received AEM Advocates Program Gold awards for achieving the highest level of participation in grassroots advocacy.

In addition, one company – Weiler – received the Advocates Program’s highest honor, the Pillar of the Industry award, for reaching Gold status for five consecutive years.

 “These companies are helping lead the way for our advocacy efforts and we want to publicly thank them for their outstanding commitment and participation,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “They are on the front lines as we educate lawmakers on the importance of the off-road equipment industry and manufacturing to local economies and quality of life throughout America.”

The AEM Advocates Program recognizes and celebrates AEM member companies that help advance the industry’s policy priorities through various advocacy efforts, including participating in the association’s grassroots advocacy program, I Make America

I Make America is AEM’s signature program building grassroots support and advocating for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain jobs across America.

“Through our advocacy efforts and the strong participation of our member companies, the association is building valuable relationships with elected officials and advancing the industry’s policy priorities through pro-manufacturing legislation,” said AEM Senior Vice President of Government and Industry Relations Kip Eideberg. “We have scored many important wins this year, and this is in large part due to the efforts of the 1.3 million men and women of our industry. We are grateful for their ongoing support and engagement.”

AEM presented the Advocates Program awards at its recent annual conference of member companies. Learn more about AEM at www.aem.org.   

2019 Pillar of the Industry Award Winner

  • Weiler

2019 Gold Award Winners

  • AGCO Corporation
  • Blount International
  • Calder Brothers Corporation
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • CLAAS of America, Inc.
  • CNH Industrial
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • Doosan Bobcat
  • Dynapac North America LLC
  • General Kinematics
  • HCC Inc.
  • JLG Industries Inc.
  • Kinze Manufacturing Inc.
  • Komatsu America Corp.
  • Kondex Corporation
  • Kuhn North America Inc.
  • Manitowoc Crane Group
  • Stellar Industries Inc.
  • Superior Industries
  • Trimble Inc.
  • Vermeer Corporation
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • VT LeeBoy Inc.

For more information about I Make America, please visit www.imakeamerica.com .          

About AEM
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 in the United States supports 1.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $159 billion to the economy every year.

New CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Campaign Hails Quality-of-life Contributions made by Construction Industry

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  • Campaign calls wider attention to industry achievements
  • Contractors encouraged to participate in quality of life message
  • Campaign to culminate with recognition event at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 announces a campaign to raise greater public awareness of the accomplishments of the construction industry in elevating our quality of life. The campaign will publicize the positive benefits of construction projects of all sizes and descriptions across the United States.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG invites contractors and other industry professionals to submit projects for consideration in helping the campaign demonstrate construction’s contributions to quality of life. The campaign will spotlight 50 projects and culminate in a special recognition event at the 2014 show.

Contractors whose projects are selected to be covered will not only have the opportunity to garner publicity for their work; they will be featured at the event. (Each contractor and a guest will receive complimentary show admission plus airline tickets to Las Vegas and two nights in a hotel room.)

“CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, as the global gathering place in North America every three years for the construction and construction materials industries, provides an ideal context for the culminating recognition event that will focus on the people of the construction industry and their significant contributions to our modern quality of life,” stated Glen Tellock, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 chair, chairman and CEO of The Manitowoc Company.

Each project selected will be covered by an experienced construction communications professional, with a story, photography, and possibly video from the construction site. The outreach will include a variety of media outlets and stories will also be posted at www.conexpoconagg.com.

Construction projects can be submitted for consideration via the show website. A short and convenient online form asks for a brief project description and contact information. Stories for this effort can arise from all segments of the construction industry (See the show website for more details.) For more information and questions, contact show management’s Rich Jefferson (rjefferson@conexpoconagg.com, tel: 414-298-4122).

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 will be held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

AEM Report: U.S. 2010 Construction Machinery Exports Gain 28 Percent To Top $16.4 Billion:

The market for exports of U.S.-made construction machinery closed out 2010 with a gain of more than 28 percent compared to the previous year, for a total of $16.4 billion dollars’ worth of equipment sold worldwide, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The AEM North American-based international trade group consolidates U.S. Commerce Department data with other sources into a quarterly export trends report.

“Global trade is extremely important to our industry and export sales continue to sustain many companies as we still face a fragile domestic upturn,” stated AEM Senior Vice President Al Cervero. “While these numbers are positive we have to remember they follow a 2009 decline of more than 38 percent.”

“It’s important to pass the pending free-trade agreements with Colombia, Korea and Panama to help manufacturers create more U.S. jobs by selling their products to international buyers,” he added.

Export business to Europe gained 23 percent for a total $1.88 billion, and exports to Asia grew 10 percent and totaled $2.2 billion. Construction machinery exports to South America increased 31 percent in 2010 for a total $3.1 billion; and exports to Central America came in at $1.6 billion, a 24-percent increase.

The largest gain was to Australia/Oceania with a 66-percent increase for a total $1.6 billion. The only decline was to Africa with a 5-percent drop for $934 million worth of purchases. Construction machinery exports to Canada gained 39 percent and totaled $5.1 billion.

The top countries buying the most U.S.-made construction machinery in 2010 were:
(1) Canada – $5.1 billion, up 39 percent; (2) Australia – $1.5 billion, up 62 percent; (3) Mexico – $1.2 billion, up 25 percent; (4) Chile – $920 million, up 21 percent; (5) Brazil – $758 million, up 48 percent; (6) Colombia – $588 million, up 50 percent; (7) China – $499 million, up 2 percent; (8) Peru – $437 million, up 37 percent; (9) Belgium – $399 million, up 11 percent; (10) South Africa – $396 million, up 12 percent; (11) Russia – $333 million – up 60 percent; (12) Singapore – $299 million, up 40 percent; (13) Saudi Arabia – $227 million, down 4 percent; (14) Arab Emirates – $197 million, up 38 percent; (15) Germany – $197 million, up 34 percent.