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AEM Announces 2023 Advocacy Award Honorees


 The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2023 recipients of the annual AEM Advocacy Award, which recognizes member companies for their outstanding contributions to the association’s advocacy efforts.  

AEM honored 37 member companies with Gold Awards for their contributions to the industry’s advocacy efforts. Komatsu North America was recognized with the prestigious Pillar of the Industry Award for being an exceptional champion for the equipment manufacturing industry and for winning a Gold Award five years in a row. In addition, 72 member companies earned Silver and Bronze Awards, including 48 first-time recipients.  

“The equipment manufacturing industry had a very successful year in 2023, and many of our accomplishments would not have been possible without our member companies working with us to advance key policy issues,” said AEM President Megan Tanel. “We are proud to recognize these companies for their commitment to educating lawmakers about our industry and advocating for common sense pro-manufacturing policies that will keep our industry strong.”  

The AEM Advocacy Award recognizes 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 honored to recognize a record number of member companies for their extraordinary advocacy efforts on behalf of our association and the equipment manufacturing industry in the United States,” said Kip Eideberg, AEM senior vice president of government and industry relations. “It is thanks to the close partnership with this group of member companies that we continue to successfully advance policies that help our industry create jobs and grow the economy.”  

AEM announced this year’s recipients of the AEM Advocacy Awards during the 2023 Annual Conference, held November 28-30 in Fort Lauderdale. Learn more about AEM at  

Pillar of the Industry  

Komatsu America Corporation 

AGCO Corporation Bergkamp, Inc.  Allmand Bros, Inc.  
Alamo Group, Inc.  Broderson Manufacturing Corporation  Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc.  
Allen Engineering Corporation  CLAAS of America, Inc.  Autec North America  
Astec Industries  Context Network  Barbco, Inc.  
BOMAG Americas   Crenlo Engineered Cabs  Bit Brokers International  
Calder Brothers Corporation  Eagle Crusher Company  Chemgrout, Inc.  
Caterpillar, Inc.  Felco Industries  Diamond Mowers  
Cemen Tech  Felling Trailers, Inc.  Digga North America, LLC  
CNH Industrial America, LLC  Green Mountain Lion Corporation  Digital Control, Inc.  
Conn-Weld Industries, LLC  Grote Industries  EZ-Spot-UR Rotating Attachments  
Cummins  IFP Motion Solutions, Inc.  FARESIN FORMWORK USA CORP.  
Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc.  Kuhn North America, Inc.  Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group  
Custom Truck One Source  Lely North America  Genesis Attachments  
Deere & Company  Link-Belt Cranes  Globe Trailers Manufacturing, Inc.  
Doosan Bobcat  Manitou North America  Graepel North America, Inc.  
Dynapac North America, LLC  PRINOTH  HBC-radiomatic, Inc.  
Elliott Equipment Company  Spiradrill, Inc.  Hydra-Tech Pumps
General Kinematics Corporation  Stanley Infrastructure  Infinity Tool, Mfg.  
HCC, Inc.  Stellar Industries  JCB, Inc.  
Hitachi Global Air Power  Sullivan-Palatek Compressors  JLG Industries  
HUSCO Tadano  KATO Compact Excavator Sales, LLC  
Kondex Corporation  Terramac  Keystone Plastics  
Krone NA, Inc.  The Reserve Group  KM International  
Kubota Tractor Corporation  Valley Irrigation LBX Company  
LeeBoy   Lindsay Corporation  
McElroy Manufacturing   Manitex International  
Morbark, LLC  Miller Formless  
Power Curbers Companies, LLC   Mobile Track Solutions  
Reed International, Inc.   PACCAR Winch  
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.   Parker Hannifin Corporation  
Superior Industries   ProPulse, A Schieffer Company  
Terex Corporation   Ring-O-Matic  
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.   Road Widener, LLC  
Trimble, Inc.   Roc Equipment  
Vacuworx Global, LLC   Schwarze Industries, LLC 
Vermeer Corporation   Steelwrist, Inc.  
Volvo Construction Equipment   Summit Truck Equipment  
Weiler, Inc.  Swanson Russell  
  Taylor Pump & Lift Co., Inc.  
  Tesmec USA, Inc.  
  Texas Hydraulics, Inc.  
  Thunder Creek Equipment   
  Trail King Industries, Inc.  
  TT Technologies, Inc.  
  Visionaire, Inc.  
  Volteq Equipment   
  Whelen Engineering Co., Inc. 


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 2.3 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $714 billion a year to the U.S. economy.