Into the Great Wide Open

Oct. 14, 2021 – Danny Gavin, from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, writes in a provocative new article that Americans are moving to rural areas in ever-increasing numbers, reflecting their increased desire to seek out more space, embrace entrepreneurial opportunities and take advantage of a lower cost of living. And whether their move is made to start a farm or a business, the…

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AEM’s Slater to Retire

August 9, 2021 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced that Dennis J. Slater will retire as AEM president, effective Dec. 31, 2021. The AEM board of directors has selected AEM’s Senior Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector Megan Tanel to succeed Slater and serve as AEM president effective Jan. 1, 2022. Slater, 63, joined AEM’s predecessor the Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (CIMA) in…

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AEM Report: Infrastructure Means 100,000 Good Jobs

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) released a new report that shows more than 100,000 family-sustaining equipment manufacturing jobs can be created before the end of President Biden’s first term in office. According to the data by IHS Markit, these are high-skilled jobs in primarily rural areas that pay an average annual income of $88,000, which is 35% above the…

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AEM Commits to Transformational Investment in U.S. Infrastructure

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced its commitment to a set of national policy priorities to revitalize the infrastructure systems that move the American economy. The announcement comes as the Brookings Institution published its new report outlining a new affirmative vision for U.S. infrastructure titled “Rebuild With Purpose: An Affirmative Vision for 21st Century American Infrastructure.” 

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How Biden Plan Could Impact Manufacturers

President Biden released his much-anticipated American Jobs Plan during a speech in Pittsburgh. The massive $2.25 trillion economic package includes $1.3 trillion for infrastructure spending and another $980 billion in investments in R&D, workforce development, manufacturing and eldercare. A number of specific policy proposals included in the eight-year spending initiative could impact equipment manufacturers. 

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Associations Pledge to Work with Biden Administration

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration and pledged that equipment manufacturers will actively support the efforts of the new administration to confront our nation’s many challenges, chief among them, ending the pandemic and ensuring a safe and rapid economic recovery.

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