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AEM Announces 2021 Advocates Program Award Winners

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2021 recipients of its annual Advocates Program awards, which recognize member companies for their outstanding contributions to the association’s advocacy efforts.

This year, 21 member companies earned the Advocates Program’s Gold Award for their participation in grassroots, state, and federal advocacy efforts. In addition, 34 member companies earned Silver and Bronze Awards, including nine new member companies.

“These companies are leading the way on our advocacy efforts and we want to publicly thank them for their outstanding commitment and participation,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “They are on the front lines as we engage and educate lawmakers on the importance of the equipment manufacturing industry to the growth and prosperity of communities across the country as well as the pro-manufacturing policies that will keep our industry strong for generations to come.”

The AEM Advocates Program recognizes and celebrates AEM member companies that help advance the industry’s policy priorities through advocacy efforts, including active participation in the association’s state and federal advocacy efforts, public affairs initiatives, and award-winning national grassroots advocacy campaign, I Make America.

“The steadfast commitment of our member companies is essential to ensuring the long-term success of the equipment manufacturing industry in the United States,” said Kip Eideberg, AEM senior vice president of government and industry relations. “We are honored and fortunate to count among our member companies some of the most dedicated, thoughtful, and effective advocates for our industry, and we are pleased to recognize them for their many contributions to our work on behalf of the 2.8 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry.”

AEM announced this year’s recipients of the Advocates Program Awards during the 2021 Annual Conference. Learn more about AEM at www.aem.org.

 2021 Gold Award Winners

AGCO Corporation

Astec Industries, Inc.

Calder Brothers Corporation

Caterpillar Inc.

CNH Industrial

Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc.

Deere & Company

Doosan Bobcat

General Kinematics

HCC Inc.

JLG Industries Inc.

Kinze Manufacturing Inc.

Komatsu America Corp.

Kondex Corporation


Power Curbers & Power Pavers

Stellar Industries Inc.


Vintage Parts Inc.


Volvo Construction Equipment


New Advocates Program Award Winners for 2021

Bit Brokers International (Silver)

Ditch Witch (Silver)

JCB Inc. (Silver)

McElroy Manufacturing Inc. (Silver)

Miller Formless (Silver)

Sakai America, Inc (Silver)

Taylor Machine Works (Silver)

Tulsa Rig Iron Inc. (Silver)

Green Mountain Lion Corporation (Bronze)

About AEM

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry

supports 2.8 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $288 billion a year to the U.S. economy.