Construction on the National Mall Showcases Innovation and Sustainable Technology in D.C.
May 18, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and over 40 member companies and industry partners hosted a Celebration of Construction on the National Mall this week. The industry showcased the latest innovations, including electric and hydrogen powered construction equipment, recyclable materials and waste reduction opportunities, and the technology to sustainably build the modern infrastructure that America needs.
The three-day festival brought more than 24,000 visitors to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., including top administration officials, lawmakers, regulators, and the general public, for a first-hand look at the advancements in construction equipment and practices. Seventy-five state-of-the-art machines, hands-on displays and demonstrations brought the industry to life on the nation’s doorstep.
“This event highlights the incredible innovations taking place in the construction equipment sector and we are grateful to our member companies and industry partners for uniting to tell our story,” said Megan Tanel, president of AEM. “We are thrilled to showcase the construction industry in our nation's capital.”
U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, senior adviser to President Biden, Mitch Landrieu, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Don Graves, Deputy Secretary of Energy, Dr. Geri Richmond, 22 Members of Congress and 15 officials with the administration and federal agencies toured the festival and discussed the policy priorities of the construction equipment industry.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road, heavy 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 $316 billion a year to the U.S. economy. Visit www.aem.org/advocacy and follow us @AEMAdvocacy for more information and updates.