Association of Equipment Manufacturers

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).

AEM announced the formation of a Health and Safety Task Force to guide its efforts in ensuring the well-being of exhibitors, attendees, industry peers and AEM members and staff at association-run exhibitions and events. Comprised of six association staff members, the task force will create a universal set of health and safety guidelines for the association to use in the planning and execution of all AEM meetings, conferences and seminars.

As a business leader, Jay Allen recognizes the importance of putting together well-conceived plans, projections and forecasts to position his company for sustained success over the long term. But every once in a while, a situation comes along where the best course of action calls for keeping it simple, staying calm and flexible and – at times – making decisions on the fly.

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.

As communities, states and companies decide whether and when to re-open for business in this unusual time of pandemic-induced isolation, one question weighs heaviest on decision makers: Once we decide to re-open, how do we do it safely? Starting May 13, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and The Marek Group are teaming up to provide a hub for businesses to find COVID-19 supplies, including personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizing supplies, and display graphics to promote and protect safety in the workplace.

When adversity strikes, it's easy to see what you can't control. It's far more difficult to recognize what you can control. The toughest task of all, however, is figuring out how to respond accordingly. For Jason Andringa and his colleagues at Vermeer Corporation, a concerted effort to remain focused on what can be controlled has been critical to the Pella, Iowa-based equipment manufacturer and AEM member company's ability to weather the now weeks-long COVID-19 pandemic andits impact on the organization's operations.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced Phil Kelliher, a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. , will chair the next ConExpo-Con/AGG, set for March 14 to 18, 2023,at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In his role at Caterpillar, Kelliher has responsibility for Americas Distribution, Service & Marketing, providing governance and administration of Cat dealers in North America and Latin America, as well as leadership of the Global Service and Global Marketing & Brand functions for the enterprise.

A recent article proclaimed a truth manufacturers in all industry sectors know all too well: You can't build an airplane working from home. As law offices, financial services firms and tech companies close their doors and require employees to work from home, manufacturers face the reality that manufacturing requires employees to work onsite.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is calling on the federal government to develop and implement a comprehensive national strategy for manufacturing to strengthen the economy, create new jobs and opportunities, and ensure the United States is the best place in the world for equipment manufacturers to innovate, manufacture, and do business.

When it comes to relationships, experts say "communication is key." While those experts are generally referring to interpersonal relationships, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), along with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), knows that communication is key to far more relationships today, especially with the increasing amount of data shared between equipment and project stakeholders.