Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

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Has your company renewed its AEM membership for 2018? If not, it isn’t too late for your organization to reaffirm its commitment to partnering with AEM to advance the interests of the equipment industry through involvement and participation in a variety of association services and activities. And, as the year gets under way, there’s no better time...

Sellick Equipment is a manufacturer of rough terrain forklifts based in Ontario, Canada. The company – which recently celebrated a major expansion of its facilities – is a member of AEM’s working group steering increased Canadian advocacy efforts, a major strategic goal for the entire association. To help commemorate the company’s expansion, AEM...

The long-term direction of the equipment manufacturing industry is in the midst of being shaped by cutting-edge industry trends. These trends are expected to have a significant impact in 2018 and beyond, so it's critical for industry professionals to develop a strong understanding of what they are, how they will evolve, and how they can affect a...

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 or, as it's better known, “California Proposition 65,” or “Prop 65,” has a large impact on our industry. In order to understand what that impact is, it's important to understand what Prop 65 is intended to be. AEM recently released a webinar on the changes to Prop 65 and the...

Canadian sales of farm tractors saw a significant jump of 16 percent in December, compared to one year ago, according to numbers released this week by AEM. Sales of 4WD tractors were up more than 50 percent, while self-propelled combine sales rose by about 13 percent. Meanwhile, U.S. retail sales of large 4WD tractors jumped more than 18 percent in...

Everyone in the industry today wants to know what the future holds for manufacturing. At AEM's most recent Annual Conference, presenters from McKinsey & Co. shared valuable information and insights on where the equipment industry is headed. If one thing's for sure, manufacturing is ripe for disruption, and those companies willing to embrace that...

Designing a 10x10 booth so it stands out among the rest of the exhibiting spaces on a crowded trade show floor doesn’t have to require a significant investment of time, effort or resources. Most small show booths have a similar look and setup. There’s usually a backdrop and a table adorned with marketing collateral on display. And after attendees...

AEM joined nearly 120 trade groups and other organizations to urge Congress to make infrastructure a top priority in 2018 and beyond. AEM cosigned a letter sent to congressional leaders late last week, one which called for the passing of a comprehensive package to transform the nation’s infrastructure beyond the status quo. Addressing the country’s...

Minneapolis and Milwaukee – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced that it has purchased Minneapolis-based Hargrove & Associates, Inc. (HAI) a data processing and business analytics company. At a time when the innovative use of data is transforming the manufacturing industry, the acquisition allows AEM to enhance and build upon...

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! This year promises to bring both challenges and opportunities for the equipment manufacturing industry, and we at AEM look forward to another year of supporting the interests of you, our valued members. As 2017 came to a close, we reported on our successes to achieve our goals. Now, we look forward to executing...