International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2018 recipients of its annual Advocates Program awards, which recognize an outstanding commitment by AEM members to industry advocacy efforts through AEM’s national grassroots campaign 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.

This year, 28 member companies received AEM Advocates Program Gold awards for achieving the highest level of participation in grassroots mobilization and outreach. In addition, five companies received the Advocates Program’s highest honor, the Pillar of the Industry award, for reaching Gold status for five consecutive years.

This year’s I Make America facility tour, themed “Behind Every Product,” brought elected officials to member manufacturing facilities across the country to meet and discuss the most-pressing issues with many of the 1.3 million men and women working in the equipment manufacturing industry.

AEM also hosted its first-ever I Make America Town Hall Tour at three members’ facilities, with live attendance by 500 workers and thousands more watching online through livestreams, to educate and engage workers on key policies affecting the industry’s future.

2018 Pillar of the Industry Award Winners

  • Calder Brothers Corporation
  • Doosan Bobcat
  • KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA Inc.
  • Manitou Americas Inc.
  • Sioux Corporation

2018 Gold Award Winners

  • AGCO
  • Asphalt Drum Mixers
  • Blount International
  • Carlson Paving Products
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • CLAAS of America
  • CNH Industrial
  • Cummins
  • Custom Products of Litchfield Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • General Kinematics
  • HCC Inc.
  • Husco
  • JCB Inc.
  • Johnson Crushers International
  • JLG
  • Ken Cook Co.
  • Kinze
  • Komatsu
  • Kondex Corporation
  • LeeBoy
  • VSS Macropaver
  • Stellar Industries
  • Terex Corporation
  • Topcon Positioning Systems
  • Vermeer Corporation
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Weiler
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