AEM Hall of Fame

In 2001, after years of cooperation, the Milwaukee-based Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (CIMA) and the Chicago-based, agriculture-focused Equipment Manufacturer's Institute (EMI) officially combined into today's Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

One mile across, seven facilities, and the need to grow their Pella, Iowa, plant physically to meet demand in a new market is where Mary Andringa found the company founded by her father, Gary Vermeer. That's when she was challenged by a board member to think about the problem sustainably, and not just build another building, as the company started entering the directional boring market, now a major business unit for Vermeer Corporation.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame recognizes the pioneers whose inventions, ideas, leadership and courage have contributed to the industry and the community's quality of life. Since 2008, the AEM Hall of Fame has honored pioneering individuals who invented, managed, built and led the off-road equipment industry, and includes luminaries from John Deere and J.I.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the newest inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame: Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp. The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes individuals whose innovations, ideas and leadership have advanced the off-road equipment manufacturing industry and contributed to its success in the past and into tomorrow.

In 2016 Ritchie Bros. held six auctions at its flagship site in Edmonton, AB, selling more than 43,500 equipment items and trucks for more than $559 million. This includes last week's two-day auction on December 8 – 9, when more than 4,500 items were sold for more than $50 million.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2016 inductees into the AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in the off-road equipment industry, and their legacy of innovation, service and leadership.