Outgoing AEM Board Chair Looks Ahead

Dec, 17, 2020 – Outgoing Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Board Chair Jeff Reed, president and CEO of Reed International/VSS Macropaver, addressed some of the critical issues AEM members will face this coming year. “The issue of COVID-19 isn’t behind us, and that will continue to be the case in 2021 and beyond,” he stated. “We’ve learned to be efficient while…

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Association Execs Publish Op-Ed

Political news site The Hill published an op-ed by Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E., president and CEO of the National Asphalt Pavement Association and Michael W. Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association.

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AEM Announces ‘I Make America’ Award Winners

A record number of equipment manufacturing industry companies were recognized for their outstanding commitment to advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) recent Annual Conference. Thirty companies received AEM’s highest honor for their participation in I Make America, the association’s national grassroots campaign that advances the equipment manufacturing industry’s policy priorities. Twenty-two companies…

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AEM/AED Forum Keynote to Address Disruptive Innovation

The heavy equipment industry is not immune to disruptive innovation. However, equipment manufacturers and distributors can recognize and leverage disruptive innovations and create new value to stay in business and prosper. Disruption expert Luke Williams will tell them how as keynote speaker of the AEM/AED Forum: Drivers of the Industry, Sept. 12-14 in Chicago. Williams, founder of W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs and…

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Mary Erholtz

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced that Mary Erholtz, vice president marketing for Superior Industries Inc., will chair the next ConExpo-Con/Agg, set for March 10-14, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Erholtz will lead a cross-section of industry leaders who come together in the show’s management committee to oversee planning of the construction industry’s global…

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Trump Would Consider Gas Tax Hike

May 1, 2017 – President Donald Trump said he’s willing to raise the U.S. gas tax to fund infrastructure development and called the tax-overhaul plan he released last week the beginning of negotiations. “It’s something that I would certainly consider,” Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News in the Oval Office, noting that the idea is supported by truckers.…

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More Than 127,000 Attend Record-Breaking ConExpo-Con/Agg Show

ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2017 attendees came to Las Vegas ready to buy as exhibitors said they had enjoyed tremendous sales activity throughout the week. As multiple construction and manufacturing industry segments converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11, 2017, manufacturers and customers voiced widespread economic optimism.

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