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
- 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 .
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.