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BOMAG AMERICAS APPOINTS COLE RENKEN AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING

BOMAG Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Cole Renken as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  Renken will be responsible for developing and executing short and long-term growth strategies to better optimize the sales and customer support for our dealer and rental channel partners.

Renken brings 20 plus years of construction equipment sales, business development and sales management experience to this position.  Prior to joining BOMAG, he spent 10 years with Volvo Construction, with

Cole Renken joined BOMAG as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing

his most recent position as Director of Government and Key Accounts and prior responsibilities consisting of dealer development, regional sales, and product management.  Additionally, Renken worked for

CNH in dealer sales management, government and military sales, and marketing.  Renken has a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State and an MBA from Marquette University.

“We are excited to have Cole join the BOMAG team.  He brings with him a vast knowledge of our equipment industry as well as a great track record in sales leadership, customer support and motivating teams to exceed goals and objectives,” stated Rob Mueckler, President of BOMAG.

“I am pleased to join the BOMAG team in a capacity that focuses on our customers’ needs and work closely with them to enhance the value that BOMAG products and services can add to their respective businesses,” said Renken.  “As a leader in the compaction business for more than 60 years, BOMAG understands the importance of providing solutions to customer requirements.  I look forward to working with our sales team and business partners to strengthen our leading position in compaction and capitalize on our growth opportunities in paving, milling and reclaiming.”

LIUGONG NA WELCOMES NEW DEALER JEWELL MACHINERY

LiuGong North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of LiuGong Machinery based in Liuzhou, China, a manufacturer of heavy construction equipment announced Jewell Machinery of Rocky Mount, Virginia, has joined the LiuGong NA family of dealerships.

Founded in 2000, Jewell Machinery sells parts and machinery, and manufactures, services and rents machinery and equipment for the construction and forestry industry within a 300-mile radius of its headquarters in Rocky Mount, Virginia. The company has twice been named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies in America.

Founder and President Michael Jewell said Jewell Machinery’s growth has always been driven by its commitment to meeting customer need. Although the dealer entered the forestry industry just 10 years ago, those customers represent approximately 95 percent of business today. Jewell Machinery specializes in mobile and stationary loaders and is the OEM manufacturer of self-propelled carriers for the brand.

When Jewell learned forestry customers would prefer a more convenient way to source their heavy equipment rather than deal with multiple dealerships, his search for the most suitable manufacturer led him to LiuGong NA.

“We see an exciting opportunity here,” Jewell said. “LiuGong has an extensive equipment line, really anything our customers need, from Dressta dozers to LiuGong wheel loaders, excavators and more.”

Jewell said the LiuGong machines have been well received. “We’ve had LiuGong machines here four weeks now. All it takes is getting them in the seat. Once they get behind the controls, operate the machine, they love them right away.”

The LiuGong NA product lines are made specifically for the North American market. Jewell said it makes the LiuGong machines easy to work with. “They have Cummins engines and ZF transmissions. Our service personnel are Cummins-certified, and we have the exact same ZF transmissions on the undercarriages we manufacture ourselves right here. They are just a perfect fit for us.”

Plus, Jewell said, LiuGong is “very open with what they build, not trying to hide anything.” He explained that means service personnel can perform diagnostics on the machines without the need for specialized OEM training or access to guarded, proprietary coding systems. “LiuGong doesn’t ‘overcomplicate’ its machines,” he said. “They give owners exactly what they need and nothing that they don’t want or would not use.” It simplifies operator training requirements and contributes to easier servicing.

Jewell Machinery is dedicated to serving the forestry and construction industries. In addition to being a LiuGong authorized dealer, Jewell is also an authorized Barko Hydraulics dealer. Jewell services, repairs and sells a variety of other brand-name equipment. Its facilities include a 19,000-square-foot store and new 22,000-square-foot shop with 13 service bays. Services of its 22 full-time employees include the capability to fabricate or modify equipment to specific customer requirements including the LiuGong machines, “If they need a wheel loader, for instance, with something other than a bucket, we can do that.”

KOBELCO Announces Enhanced SK850LC-10

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA is pleased to introduce the enhanced SK850LC-10 excavator. The SK850LC-10 is the largest KOBELCO Generation 10 model and features cutting-edge power.

The SK850LC-10 is more durable and able to withstand the rigors of tough job sites. This KOBELCO excavator delivers a  bucket digging force of 90,598-lbs to achieve impressive work volume. Premier working ranges and a powerful 146,800-lb drawbar pull force enable the SK850LC-10 to operate in rough terrain and on slopes with increased productivity.

This robust, 185,700-lb unit is powered by a 510-hp Tier IV Final HINO engine, allowing it to tackle heavy-duty applications while remaining highly fuel efficient. While operating in ECO-mode, the SK850LC-10 boasts an impressive ~17% improvement in fuel economy compared to its predecessor. This boost in efficiency is a result of an enhanced hydraulic line layout that further reduces energy loss to ensure outstanding performance. A variable-geometry turbocharger also helps to lower fuel consumption, and a new selective catalytic reduction system decreases NOx emissions by 80% to provide low operation emissions.

An improved lever control force of 25% further lessens operator fatigue during long hours of operation, while added climate control outlets and an expanded cab interior provide a pleasant work environment. A FOPS top guard, rear-view camera and swing flashers come standard on the SK850LC-10 to enhance job site safety.

Maintenance on the SK850LC-10 is simple and cost-effective. Easy access to maintenance data from the operation management system greatly improves ease of maintenance scheduling and ensures a long service life, while easy access to the cooling unit, engine compartment and electrical components ensure convenient day-to-day maintenance.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA offers crawler excavators in the 3,000 lb. to 245,000 lb. classes including zero tail swing, compact, standard, long-reach, mass excavation, and demolition models. Well-known as the excavator authority, KOBELCO is committed to producing quality machines with advanced productivity-boosting features and innovative technologies. With premier capabilities such as no time limit power boost and exclusive independent travel, KOBELCO machines ensure performance and efficiency for the tough worksite challenges.

For more information on KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA or KOBELCO products, please visit www.KOBELCO-USA.com

AEM: Photos Tell the Stories of Equipment Manufacturing Workers

Photos were taken by documentary photographer Brad Romano were unveiled today by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). More than 150 photos were collected as part of an ongoing effort to help tell the story of the 1.3 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry. The photos were taken in April of this year at AGCO Corporation (Jackson, MN), Komatsu (Peoria, IL), Superior Industries (Morris, MN), Vermeer Corporation (Pella, IA), Weiler (Knoxville, IA), and Woods Equipment (Oregon, IL).
The first batch of photos, two dozen in total, are featured on I Make America’s website (AEM’s national grassroots campaign) and on I Make America’s new Instagram account. I Make America is made up of 50,000 supporters from across the country who advocate for policies that support manufacturing jobs and help America’s equipment manufacturers compete globally.
“A picture is worth a thousand words, and these photos will help tell the stories of the 1.3 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry,” said Kip Eideberg, AEM’s vice president of government and industry relations. “Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. make decisions that impact our industry, our jobs, and our communities, and we want them to better understand what our industry looks like and get to know some of the men and women who make America.”
AGCO Corporation
“AGCO was proud to take part in this project by featuring the women and men at our Jackson, Minn. manufacturing facility. Our employees make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy, so its important policymakers know the decisions they make impacts American manufacturing workers like ours. That’s why telling their story is so important and we feel these photos help do that. AGCO was proud to participate.” – Robert Crain, Senior Vice President, and General Manager Americas, AGCO Corporation
Chase Vaske, AGCO Corporation, all suited up in preparation to enter the machinery painting booth at AGCO’s Jackson, Minn. Manufacturing facility.
Komatsu
“The industries we equip are essential to modern life. Employees at our 28 North American manufacturing facilities are essential contributors to vital economies, producing high-quality equipment that allows our customers to drive society forward. From towns across the United States, our teams bring to life the Komatsu commitment to safety, quality, and reliability. We are honored our teams’ hard work is highlighted in this important photo series from AEM, and grateful for the generations of Komatsu employees who have contributed to our rich history.” – Michael Gidaspow, director of sales and marketing for Komatsu’s North America Central Region
A Komatsu employee at the company’s Peoria Manufacturing Operation in Illinois inspects the quality of work on an electric dump truck component. Komatsu has 28 manufacturing facilities across the United States that produce equipment to support the global construction, mining, forklift, and forestry industries.
Superior Industries
“Generally, most of Superior’s manufacturing facilities are located in small-town America. It’s here where we find loyal employees looking for hard work and lots of opportunities. We’re grateful to AEM for showcasing our humble, rural colleagues. Together, they’re building equipment that strengthens our infrastructure and powers American development.” – Corey Poppe, Communications Manager, Superior Industries
Scott is a pulley welder at Superior’s conveyor components production facility in Morris, Minnesota. Pulleys are an integral component in the manufacturer’s conveyors that are used in the aggregate production process.
Vermeer Corporation
“Our Vermeer team designs, builds and supports equipment that is making an incredible impact. The work of our team here in Pella, Iowa and around the world helps feed and fuel communities, connect people to the necessities of life and manage natural resources. We hope that sharing images of the work of this team helps show the importance of equipment manufacturing to the economy both in the U.S. and globally.” – Jason Andringa, President and CEO, Vermeer
Assemblers on the Vermeer baler line work together to build one of the most iconic pieces of Vermeer equipment, the round baler.
Weiler
“Telling the story of our workers through this photographer’s camera enables us to show policymakers who is most impacted by the decisions they make every day. Weiler depends on skilled workers like the ones featured in these photos to design, engineer and manufacture asphalt paving products in Knoxville, Iowa. They are the reason Weiler is able to produce the equipment needed to build infrastructure through contractors in all fifty states and around the world.” – Megan Weiler Green, Counsel, Weiler
Zach Clark is an Assembler with Weiler. He is installing hydraulic lines to the hydraulic pump of a Weiler road widener.
Woods Equipment
“Our employees are proud of the products we manufacture and even prouder to be building them here in the USA — in the same spot the Woods brothers founded our company in 1946. We have many, many Team Members whose parents, aunts, uncles, and even grandparents worked here. They want to continue the legacy and keep these high-quality jobs in Oregon, Illinois, for their children and grandchildren. That’s why we’re strong supporters of I Make America and do all we can to help AEM tell the story of American workers.” – Angela Kay Larson, Vice President, Marketing, Woods Equipment, a division of Blount International
Jason Grenoble, Batwing® Assembler. Jason Grenoble completes the assembly of a Batwing® rotary cutter
To encourage investment, job growth, and development and production of more equipment in the United States, AEM advocates on behalf of its more than 1,000 members to urge elected officials to champion policies that creates a globally competitive business environment, rebuilds our nation’s infrastructure, opens foreign markets for equipment manufactures in the United States, and keeps the U.S. agricultural economy strong. The association’s membership represents companies with over 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, and utility industries. This year, AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
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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 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.
For more information on AEM’s advocacy leadership, please visit www.aem.org/advocacy.
About I Make America
I Make America is the grassroots campaign of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers
(AEM), which advocates for policies that support manufacturing jobs and help America’s
equipment manufacturers compete globally. For more information about I Make America, please visit www.imakeamerica.org.

Summerfest and Association of Equipment Manufacturers Announce Sponsorship and Manufacturing Day Admission Promotion

Summerfest and Association of Equipment Manufacturers Announce Sponsorship and Manufacturing Day Admission Promotion

Summerfest and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced a new AEM Manufacturing Day sponsorship and Admission Promotion in celebration of the association’s 125th-anniversary celebration this year.

The sponsorship includes an admission promotion on Friday, June 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Mid-Gate. The first 400 people will receive one (1) free admission ticket for the day and time of the promotion, only.

AEM, which is headquartered in Milwaukee, is the North American-based international trade group representing over 1,000 off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the construction and agriculture industries. Four of those member companies – Komatsu, CASE, Manitou and Topcon – will be a part of the Manufacturing Day display just inside the midgate on June 28.

“For this milestone anniversary we wanted to bring awareness to the community about the impact of manufacturing,” said Nicole Hallada, vice president of marketing at AEM. “We felt Summerfest and its ability to bring together a diverse audience was a perfect opportunity to tell the story of how 1.3 million men and women make the equipment America needs to build and feed our nation.”

AEM will also be onsite on June 28th, displaying full-size construction and agriculture equipment. Summerfest attendees are invited to take their photo with the equipment and post it to their social media accounts with the hashtag #AEMMfgDay between noon and 6 p.m. One winner will be randomly drawn each hour for a special gift.

“You don’t have to work in manufacturing to take advantage of the free admission for Manufacturing Day,” continued Hallada. “This is our way of saying, manufacturing impacts all of us.”

 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 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 has been selected to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2018 Top Workplaces. Learn more about the association’s history at www.aem.org/125-years.

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance

Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, delectable food and beverages, and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Summerfest 2019 takes place June 26-June 30 and July 2- July 7, 2019, closed on July 1.  For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/Summerfest, or Twitter: @Summerfest.