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AEM Announces 2022 Advocacy Award Honorees

Advocacy Award 2022

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2022 recipients of the annual AEM Advocacy Award, which recognizes member companies for their outstanding contributions to the association’s advocacy efforts.  

This year, 36 member companies took home the Gold Award for their active participation in AEM's grassroots, state, and federal advocacy efforts, including LeeBoy, who was recognized as the 2022 Pillar of the Industry. Additionally, 45 member companies earned Silver and Bronze Awards, including 21 member companies that are new to the program.  

“2022 was a very successful year for the equipment manufacturing industry, and many of our accomplishments would not have been possible without our member companies stepping up and working with us to move the needle on key issues,” said AEM President Megan Tanel. “We want to publicly share our deep appreciation to each of these companies for their commitment to educating lawmakers about our industry and advocating for pro-manufacturing policies that will keep our industry strong.” 

The AEM Advocacy Award recognizes AEM member companies that help advance the industry’s policy priorities through a range of advocacy efforts, including active participation in AEM’s state and federal advocacy efforts, public affairs initiatives, and AEM’s award-winning national grassroots advocacy campaign, I Make America 

“We are proud to recognize so many member companies for their outstanding contributions to the association’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. and state capitals around the country,” said Kip Eideberg, AEM senior vice president of government and industry relations. “Our member companies understand what it takes to get the job done, and thanks to their efforts we have notched important legislative victories on behalf of our industry and the 2.8 million men and women who make the equipment that build, power, and feed the world.” 

AEM announced this year’s recipients of the AEM Advocacy Awards during the 2022 Annual Conference, held November 16-18 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif. Learn more about AEM at   

Pillar of the Industry 

AGCO Corporation 

Astec Industries 

Calder Brothers Corporation 

CLAAS of America 

CNH Industrial America, LLC 

Crenlo Engineered Cabs 

Ditch Witch 

Doosan Bobcat, Inc. 

General Kinematics Corporation 

Gradall Industries LLC 

Green Moutain Lion Corporation 

HCC, Inc. 


Kawasaki Precision Machinery (U.S.A.), Inc. 

Komatsu America Corporation 

Kondex Corporation 

Krone NA, Inc. 

Kubota Tractor Corporation 

Kuhn North America, Inc. 


Lely North America 

McElroy Manufacturing 

Power Curbers Companies, LLC 


Stellar Industries 


Terex Corporation 


The Reserve Group 

Two Rivers Marketing 


Vermeer Corporation 

Vintage Parts, Inc. 

Volvo Construction Equipment 



Caterpillar, Inc. 


Context Network 


Deere & Company 

DeLaval Inc 

Dynapac North America LLC 

Elliot Equipment Company 

Federal Signal 

GS Global Resources, Inc. 


JCB Inc. 

JLG Industries 

Kenneth Clark Co 

Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. 

LBX Company 

Link-Belt Cranes 

Miller Formless Co. 

Reed International, Inc. 


Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. 

Trimble, Inc. 


Allen Engineering Corporation 

Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. 

Bergkamp Inc. 

BOMAG Americas  


Bridgestone OTR 

Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc. 


Felling Trailers, Inc. 

GOMACO Corporations 

Grote Industries 

Harper Industries 

Mahindra USA, Inc. 


Parker Hannifin Corporation 


Serko USA 


SmartEquip, Inc. 

Stanley Infrastructure 

Taylor Machine Works 


Woods Equipment Company 


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.