ASSN OF EQUIPMENT MFGRS ANNOUNCES ITS "I MAKE AMERICA" AWARD WINNERS
Nov. 14, 2017
Farm Equipment magazine reports:
Thirty companies received AEM's highest honor for their participation in I Make America, the association's national grassroots campaign that advances the equipment manufacturing industry's policy priorities. Twenty-two companies were recognized as Gold level supporters of I Make America, while an additional eight companies were honored as Legacy Award winners for reaching Gold level for five consecutive years.
"I Make America's success depends on the strong support of member companies and their employees to educate elected officials about the equipment manufacturing industry's role in driving economic prosperity and quality of life for all Americans," said AEM President Dennis Slater. "The companies honored are leading the way for the Association's advocacy efforts and we want to publicly thank them for their outstanding commitment and efforts."
This year's I Make America campaign - themed "Our Products. Our Jobs." - brought a record number of elected officials to AEM member companies across the country. In addition, AEM members descended upon Washington in September for the first-ever I Make America Fly-In, where member company executives visited with 100 congressional offices and Trump administration officials to advance the industry's policy priorities.
"This year our member companies hosted a record-number of elected officials at equipment manufacturing facilities across the country to make the case for infrastructure investment, tax reform, free trade and a strong agricultural economy," said AEM Vice President Kip Eideberg. "The success of our advocacy efforts is in large part due to the outstanding support of our member companies."
2017 Legacy Award Winners
Carlson Paving Products
Deere & Company
Ken Cook Co.
2017 Gold Award Winners
Astec Mobile Screens
CLAAS of America, Inc.
Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc.
Hardi North America, Inc.
Johnson Crushers International
KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA, Inc.
Manitou Americas, Inc.
Volvo Construction Equipment
For more information about I Make America, please visit www.imakeamerica.com/.
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 950 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.
Visit www.aem.org for more information.