Washington, D.C.,
21:32 PM


The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the 2016 recipients of its I Make America advocacy awards.

Winners are AEM member companies that have achieved the highest level of support in AEM’s signature program to build grassroots support and advocate for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain jobs across America.

AEM honored 32 companies during its recent annual conference for achieving Gold status, and 6 of these companies also received recognition as Legacy supporters after maintaining Gold status for five consecutive years.

I Make America activities can include significant employee involvement; outreach to state, local and federal legislators; and promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with allied trade associations.

“I Make America’s success depends on the strong support of member companies and their employees to help our elected officials understand the critical importance of the off-road equipment industry and manufacturing to economic prosperity and quality of life across America,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “We appreciate their hard work and are pleased to publicly acknowledge their outstanding commitment and efforts.”

‘Legacy’ Award Salutes Continuous Service 

The 2016 I Make America Legacy award winners are:

  • CLAAS of America Inc.

  • CNH Industrial

  • General Kinematics

  • Kondex Corporation

  • Volvo Construction Equipment

  • Wolf Robotics LLC

2016 ‘Pillar of the Industry’ Award Winners

A total of 32 companies received Pillar of the Industry awards for achieving or maintaining I Make America Gold status during the year.

For more information about and to join in I Make America, visit www.imakeamerica.com.

The 2016 Pillar of the Industry Award winners are:

  • AGCO Corporation
  • Astec Mobile Screens

  • Blount International/Woods Equipment

  • Calder Brothers Corporation

  • Carlson Paving Products

  • Caterpillar Inc.

  • CLAAS of America Inc.

  • CNH Industrial

  • Custom Products of Litchfield Inc.

  • Deere & Company

  • Doosan Bobcat

  • General Kinematics

  • Gradall Industries

  • HUSCO International Inc.

  • InQuest Marketing LLC

  • JCB Inc.

  • Johnson Crushers International

  • Ken Cook Co.

  • Kobelco Construction Machinery USA

  • Kolberg Pioneer Inc.

  • Kondex Corporation

  • Mahindra USA

  • Manitou Americas Inc.

  • Morbark LLC

  • Sioux Corporation

  • Stellar Industries Inc.

  • Terex Corporation

  • Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.

  • Vermeer Corporation

  • Volvo Construction Equipment

  • Weiler

  • Wolf Robotics LLC

AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China. Visit http://www.aem.org/ for more information.