AEM Announces Winners of 2007 Statistics Award

Fri July 18, 2008 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has presented its “Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards” to 51 equipment manufacturing companies in recognition of their exemplary 2007 performance in AEM’s statistical reporting programs, which enhance the association’s ability to provide meaningful market data to members.

AEM also presented the association’s annual “Dick Harris Data Integrity Award” to Deere & Company for the 11th consecutive year.

The association operates an extensive statistical reporting service that provides members with market trend and benchmarking data to assist with company business planning. The AEM annual awards recognize companies who exemplify the goals of reporting timeliness, accuracy, consistency and good corporate citizenship. Companies receive “points” in a number of categories and earn the award with a ranking of 90 percent or better.

In addition to honoring companies with the “Statistics Outstanding Merit Award,” AEM each year spotlights companies that have shown significant improvement in reporting their company data compared to the prior year. Eleven companies earned this recognition for their 2007 performance: Alamo Group, Bobcat, Claas Omaha, DeLaval Canada, Doosan Infracore, Gradall, Landini USA, McCormick Int’l USA Inc., Montana Tractor, Tigercat Industries Inc. and Terex Construction America.

AEM statistics activities include more than 220 companies reporting into more than 170 unique product programs, thereby providing market information ranging from county-level retail sales data in North America to shipments data on a global basis.

AEM presented the association’s annual “Dick Harris Data Integrity Award” to Deere & Company for the 11th consecutive year. This award honors the company best representing the ideals of timeliness, accuracy, consistency and good corporate citizenship.

It was initiated in 1994 and is given annually by AEM’s Forestry, Earthmoving and Excavator Statistics Committee in honor of the late Dick Harris, who helped develop the AEM statistics program in the 1970s and 1980s while employed by International Harvester and Komatsu America International.

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