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Terex Donates Conexpo-Con/Agg I Make America Artwork To The Association Of Equipment Manufacturers

Finished Terex FingerSmear Artwork 2er

Millions of Americans work hard every day to build the equipment, roads, bridges, public transport systems and port facilities that fuel America’s powerful economic engine. During the five days of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev., more than 1,300 of those same people visited the Terex exhibit in the show’s gold lot to contribute to the manufacturer’s I Make America artwork.

Ron DeFeo & Dennis Slater at CanvasTerex team members and show attendees alike dipped their fingers into paint and left their mark, as well as their signature, on a canvas that included an outline of the United States, famous infrastructure landmarks, the equipment that helps to build America’s infrastructure and the I Make America logo. After the show, FingerSmear™ Artist, Kelly Sullivan, put the finishing touches to the masterpiece, and Terex donated it to Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) representatives.

“Terex is among the top supporters of AEM’s I Make America campaign, and for many years we have championed the critical need for more investment in America’s infrastructure,” says Ron DeFeo, Chairman and CEO of Terex Corporation. “What better metaphor to show how vital everyone’s role is in building America’s infrastructure than to create a work of art that includes the imprint of more than a thousand participants. We are proud to donate this to AEM and the I Make America campaign.”

Commenting on the generous donation by Terex, Dennis Slater, president of AEM, said, “This original Kelly Sullivan FingerSmear painting, sponsored by Terex in their exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, is a creative way to help educate the industry and the public about the mission of I Make America. Our goal through I Make America is to engage AEM member companies, their employees and individuals who care about the manufacturing industry and the campaign’s positive impact on jobs and the economy in the U.S. We greatly appreciate Terex for going above and beyond to promote and support that mission.”

AEM intends to use the donated artwork to drive interest and encourage others to support pro-manufacturing causes. The painting will be on display at many venues in the weeks and months to come. Both AEM and Terex are currently finalizing a plan to enable as many people as possible to see the artwork, helping carry its message to a broad audience of industry influencers.

About Terex

Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of a diverse range of equipment designed to deliver reliable, customer-focused solutions for many applications, including those for the construction, infrastructure, extraction, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, public service and industrial segments.  Terex has five business divisions: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions, and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in equipment acquisition through Terex Financial Services.  For more information, go to: www.terex.com.

 

About I Make America – www.imakeamerica.com
I Make America is supported by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its more than 900 member companies and employees. We are joined by the memberships of like-minded associations, American business owners, and citizens and elected officials across the nation. To learn more about I Make America, visit us at www.IMakeAmerica.com. Keep up to date on the latest I Make America campaign news on Twitter @IMakeAmerica and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/IMakeAmerica.

 

AEM Announces Winners Of Annual Pillar Of The Industry Awards

Member companies recognized for active support of I Make America pro-manufacturing campaign

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America campaign announce the 2012 recipients of the annual Pillar of the Industry awards, given to companies achieving or maintaining Gold status in the campaign.

The awards recognize the companies’ tremendous dedication and outstanding contributions to the people and communities of the equipment manufacturing industry through extensive I Make America campaign activities in support of pro-manufacturing policies to improve the economy. AEM and I Make America initiated the awards in 2011 to honor the work of these true industry champions.

For 2012 a total 19 companies received Pillar of the Industry Awards – 16 for achieving Gold Status this year, and 3 honored as Gold Year 2 winners, for maintaining their Gold-level status earned last year. Winners were announced at AEM’s recent annual conference.

Grass Roots Initiative to Create Jobs, Improve U.S. Competitiveness Globally

I Make America is a grassroots campaign launched in September 2010 to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep the nation’s economy competitive with other countries. The campaign has enlisted the support of more than 22,000 people to date nationwide, AEM’s 850+ member companies, and industry organizations.

“I Make America has been a great success thanks to the outstanding support of our AEM member companies. We are pleased to honor these companies who have raised the bar of public affairs advocacy and we commend their efforts through these Pillar of the Industry awards,” said Dennis Slater, AEM president. “As members of AEM, they exemplify the commitment we need from all manufacturers around the country to send the message to Congress and the White House that our economy is in urgent need of manufacturing policies that will help create jobs.”

I Make America Gold-Level supporters have achieved participation benchmarks marking them as industry leaders. Activities can include significant employee involvement; outreach to their state, local and federal legislators; promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with allied trade associations; and production of A Day in American Life video telling the story of how their companies, employees and communities “make America.”

2012 Pillar of the Industry Award Winners

Three companies earned Year 2 Gold status:

  • Angus-Palm
  • Caterpillar
  • International Construction Equipment (ICE)

And 16 companies earned Gold Status:

  • Calder Brothers Corporation
  • CLAAS of America
  • CNH
  • General Kinematics
  • Kondex Corporation
  • Krone NA
  • Miller Electric Manufacturing
  • Paladin Attachments
  • Screen Machine Industries
  • Steel of West Virginia
  • Stellar Industries
  • Sullivan-Palatek
  • Telsmith
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Wolf Robotics
  • Woods Equipment Company

About I Make America – www.imakeamerica.comI Make America is supported by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its 850+ member companies. We are joined by the memberships of like-minded associations, American business owners, and citizens and local elected officials across the nation. To learn more about I Make America, visit us at www.IMakeAmerica.com. View short videos of employees and small business owners around the country telling the real life stories of how manufacturing affects the national economy at www.ADayinAmericanLife.com. Keep up to date on the latest I Make America campaign news on Twitter @IMakeAmerica and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/IMakeAmerica.

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 850 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 Reports: U.S. Construction Machinery Exports Gain 43 Percent In 2011

U.S. construction equipment exports increased 43 percent in 2011 compared to the previous year for a total $23.5 billion of machinery shipped to other nations, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). This follows growth of 28 percent in 2010 after a 2009 decline of 38 percent in the depths of the recession.

“Export sales continue to help U.S. construction equipment manufacturers stay open for business and sustain American jobs, especially with the domestic construction sector still recovering,” stated Al Cervero, AEM vice president construction sector.

AEM and its I Make America campaign have pushed for export-friendly policies that create and sustain American jobs. These include free trade agreements such as the U.S.-Korea FTA being implemented, which will eliminate export duties on about 80 percent of U.S. industrial products and about 67 percent of U.S. farm-related products.

In recent AEM action, the association is calling for congressional reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, with an increased exposure cap so more companies can benefit from its services. Ex-Im Bank is self-sustaining. It focuses on small to medium-size businesses, since private lenders many times are unable or unwilling to extend them financing and insurance support.

Exports by World Regions and Top 10 Countries

Exports to Australia/Oceania led the way in 2011 with a 73-percent gain as the region took delivery of $2.8 billion of U.S.-made construction equipment. Construction machinery exports to South America increased 39 percent in 2011 with purchases worth $4.3 billion, and exports of construction equipment to Central America gained 23 percent and totaled $2.0 billion.

Export sales to Asia grew 44 percent to total $3.1 billion for 2011, and Africa’s purchases of U.S. construction machinery increased 41 percent to total $1.3 billion last year. Exports of construction equipment to Europe gained 49 percent for a total $2.8 billion in 2011, and export business to Canada grew 40.5 percent and totaled $7.2 billion.

The 10 countries buying the most U.S.-made construction machinery in 2011: (1) Canada – $7.2 billion, up 40.5 percent; (2) Australia – $2.7 billion, up 79 percent; (3) Mexico – $1.6 billion, up 28 percent; (4) Chile – $1.3 billion, up 45 percent; (5) Brazil – $951 million, up 25 percent; (6) China – $903 million, up 81 percent; (7) Colombia – $811 million, up 38 percent; (8) South Africa – $683 million, up 72 percent; (9) Russia – $652 million, up96 percent; (10) Peru – $572 million, up 31 percent.

AEM Announces Winners of Inaugural Pillar of the Industry Awards

Four Companies Recognized for Active Support of I Make America Pro-Manufacturing Campaign

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America (IMA) campaign announce the recipients of the first annual Pillar of the Industry award: Angus-Palm, Caterpillar Inc., International Construction Equipment and Stone Construction Equipment. The four companies were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the people and communities of the equipment manufacturing industry through their extensive I Make America campaign activities. They received the awards last week at the AEM Annual Conference in Aventura, Florida.

I Make America is a grassroots campaign that was launched one year ago to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep our economy competitive with other countries. The campaign has enlisted the support of more than 14,000 people nationwide, AEM’s 850+ member companies, and industry organizations.

“I Make America’s first year has been a great success thanks to the outstanding support of our AEM member companies. Four of these companies raised the bar of public affairs advocacy and we commend their efforts through these Pillar of the Industry awards,” said Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “As members of AEM, they exemplify the commitment we need from all manufacturers around the country to send the message to Congress and the White House that our economy is in urgent need of a new manufacturing policy that will create jobs.”

The Pillar of the Industry award recipients achieved gold-level status for their participation in the I Make America campaign, including significant employee involvement; outreach to their state, local and federal legislators; and engaging with their communities through social media and traditional media channels.

Find out more about Angus-Palm, Caterpillar, International Construction Equipment and Stone Construction Equipment’s IMA campaign activities and view their Day in America Life videos here.

About I Make America – www.imakeamerica.com
I Make America is supported by the Association of Equipment M

anufacturers (AEM) and its 850+ member companies. We are joined by the memberships of like-minded associations, American business owners, and citizens and local elected officials across the nation. To learn more about I Make America, visit us at www.IMakeAmerica.com. View short videos of employees and small business owners around the country telling the real life stories of how manufacturing affects the national economy at www.ADayinAmericanLife.com. Keep up to date on the latest I Make America campaign news on Twitter @IMakeAmerica and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/IMakeAmerica.

AEM Applauds Congress For Approving Free Trade Agreements

AEM and its member companies applaud Congress for taking bipartisan action on the Free Trade Agreements for Colombia, Panama and Korea. The House of Representatives and the Senate both voted on Wednesday to approve the measures, which will now go to the president for his signature.

“Not only will these agreements help level the playing field for U.S. manufacturers, increasing their global competitiveness, but there is widespread agreement that these export agreements will help job growth and boost our overall economy,” said Dennis Slater, President of AEM. “High tariffs on U.S. exports have stunted job growth in manufacturing and other sectors. Seeing these agreements move forward is crucial for our member companies to have the ability to compete in vital global markets.”

As a critical initiative of AEM’s I Make America campaign, the association has worked directly and with industry partners urging Congress to quickly approve these long awaited agreements. “It is encouraging to see a bipartisan effort to move these through the legislative process,” Slater said. “We now look forward to a presidential signature on these agreements, and seeing them quickly put into force.”