The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) closes out 2009 with more than 800 member companies that produce and market equipment, products and services used worldwide in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors. The international trade group, which provides business-development resources for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry, announces the latest companies that have been approved for membership.
“It’s certainly been a challenging year for our industry and the overall economy, and we’re pleased that companies see the value of our services to help them increase business efficiencies and productivity,” stated AEM President Dennis Slater.
Slater reports that membership is still at near-record levels, and that the association continually assesses and adjusts programs to ensure they meet industry needs.
Association core areas include product safety and technical support, market information and equipment statistics, public policy representation and trade shows, as well as global business development services, education and training programs, worksite safety/educational materials and workforce development activities.