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AEM names 2023 Advocacy Award winners

12 companies recognized for longtime industry contributions

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AEM has honoured 37 member companies with Gold Awards. AEM

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named the 2023 annual AEM Advocacy Award recipients, which recognizes member companies for their outstanding contributions to the association's advocacy efforts. AEM has also honoured 12 companies at their annual conference for achieving membership milestones.

Recipients of the 2023 AEM Advocacy Award

AEM has honoured 37 member companies with Gold Awards for their contributions to the industry's advocacy efforts. Komatsu North America was recognized with the Pillar of the Industry Award for being a 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 advocacy efforts, including active participation in AEM's state and federal advocacy efforts, public affairs initiatives, and AEM's "I Make America" grassroots advocacy campaign.

"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."

Gold Award winners

  • AGCO Corporation
  • Alamo Group, Inc.
  • Allen Engineering Corporation
  • Astec Industries
  • BOMAG Americas
  • Calder Brothers Corporation
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • CEMEN Tech
  • CNH Industrial America, LLC
  • Conn-Weld Industries, LLC
  • Cummins
  • Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc.
  • Custom Truck One Source
  • Deere & Company
  • Doosan Bobcat
  • Dynapac North America, LLC
  • Elliot Equipment Company
  • General Kinematics Corporation
  • HCC, Inc.
  • Hitachi Global Air Power
  • Kondex Corporation
  • Krones NA, Inc.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation
  • LeeBoy
  • McElroy Manufacturing
  • Morbark, LLC
  • Power Curbers Companies, LLC
  • Reed International, Inc.
  • Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Superior Industries
  • Terex Corporation
  • Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
  • Trimble, Inc.
  • Vacuworx Global, LLC
  • Vermeer Corporation
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Weiler, Inc

Silver Award winners

  • Bergkamp, Inc.
  • Broderson Manufacturing Corporation
  • CLAAS of America, Inc.
  • Context Network
  • Crenlo Engineered Cabs
  • Eagle Crusher Company
  • Felco Industries
  • Felling Trailers, Inc.
  • Green Mountain Lion Corporation
  • Grote Industries
  • IFP Motion Solutions, Inc.
  • Kuhn North America, Inc.
  • Lely North America
  • Link-Belt Cranes
  • Manitou North America
  • Spiradill, Inc.
  • Stanley Infrastructure
  • Stellar Industries
  • Sullivan-Palatek Compressors
  • Tadano
  • Terramac
  • The Reserve Group
  • Valley Irrigation

Bronze Award winners

  • Allmand Bros, Inc.
  • Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc.
  • Autec North America
  • Barbco, Inc.
  • Bit Brokers International
  • Chemgrout, Inc.
  • Diamond Mowers
  • Digga North America, LLC
  • Digital Control, Inc.
  • EZ-Spot-UR Rotating Attachments
  • Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group
  • Genesis Attachments
  • Globe Trailers Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Graepel North America, Inc.
  • HBC-radiomatic, Inc.
  • Hydra-Tech Pumps
  • Infinity Tool, Mfg.
  • JCB, Inc.
  • JLG Industries
  • KATO Compact Excavator Sales, LLC
  • Keystone Plastics
  • KM International
  • LBX Company
  • Lindsay Corporation
  • Manitex International
  • Miller Formless
  • Mobile Track Solutions
  • PACCAR Winch
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • ProPulse, A Schieffer Company
  • Ring-O-Matic
  • Road Widener, LLC
  • Roc Equipment
  • Schwarze Industries, LLC
  • Steelwrist, Inc.
  • Summit Truck Equipment
  • Swanson Russell
  • Taylor Pump & Lift Co., Inc.
  • Tesmec USA, Inc.
  • Thunder Creek Equipment
  • Trail King Industries, Inc.
  • Versalift
  • Visionaire, Inc.
  • Volteq Equipment
  • Whelen Engineering Co., Inc.

Companies achieving membership milestones

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) recognized 12 companies at their annual conference for achieving membership milestones. These organizations have shown their dedication to the off-road equipment industry through longtime membership and AEM participation.

"AEM could not achieve success without the continued active involvement from our member companies," said Paul Flemming, AEM vice president of membership & sales. "Their continued support and participation are critical to helping our association build momentum in this industry at a global level. It is our honor to recognize the continued involvement and commitment from these milestone members."

AEM 50-year members for 2023:

  • BouMatic
  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Versalift
  • AEM 25-year members for 2023:
  • DSC Dredge
  • Flexco
  • HED (Hydro Electric Devices)
  • Ken Cook Co.
  • KHL Group Americas
  • Kondex Corporation
  • Michelin North America
  • SDF Group (Same Deutz-Fahr Italia)
  • Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG)

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