Seminars Deliver Essential Safety, Liability Information, Achieve Strong Ratings
AEMís 2013 Product Safety & Compliance and Product Liability seminars earned high ratings and favorable comments from attendees. The annual seminars provide vital information on the safety, liability and compliance issues that impact member companies.
May 23, 2013 – Education
Equipment Manufacturers Commend House, Senate for Swift Committee Action on 2013 Farm Bill
The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have each passed versions of the 2013 Farm Bill and sent them on for full consideration. AEM President Dennis Slater issued a statement immediately following the votes, applauding the action and urging Congress to bring the bill to the floor as soon as possible.
May 20, 2013 – Advocacy & Legislation
AEM to Oversee First Meeting of Recycling Equipment Group
The first official meeting of the new Environmental Recycling Equipment Council (EREC) is set for May 30, 2013 in Chicago. The meeting is an important step in AEM’s efforts to help grinding, chipping and mulching equipment manufacturers come together to work on industry issues.
May 20, 2013 – Safety, Regulatory & Technical
AEM Intensifies Battle to Defeat New Hampshire Dealer Legislation
AEM continues to battle New Hampshire legislation that would significantly alter dealer contracts and create additional costs for equipment manufacturers doing business in that state. The bill, SB 126, would repeal a longstanding law which currently regulates the relationship between equipment dealers and manufacturers.
May 16, 2013 – Advocacy & Legislation
AEM’s Nick Yaksich Named to Top Lobbyist List
Nick Yaksich, AEM vice president of government and industry relations, has been recognized as one of CEO Update’s top lobbyists of 2013. The honor adds emphasis to AEM’s strong and growing advocacy efforts on behalf of equipment manufacturers.
May 16, 2013 – Advocacy & Legislation
Deere & Company Calls on Legislators to Support Pro-Manufacturing Policies
Deere & Company has shown its support for AEM’s pro-manufacturing stance by advocating for policies that would grow U.S. manufacturing jobs and keep our economy competitive with other countries. Headquartered in Moline, Illinois, Deere & Company has earned elite Gold-level status in the I Make America campaign.
May 13, 2013 – Advocacy & Legislation
AEM Initiates Industry Approach to Comply with Looming REACH Regulations
If REACH has grabbed your attention, you’re not alone. Implementation of REACH, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of CHemical substances, is causing concern for AEM and its member companies.
Costs and other challenges could be significant as REACH requires registration of more than 30,000 chemical substances in use today during the course of implementation.
May 13, 2013 – From the President's Desk
Exhibitor Meeting ‘Sold Out’; Sessions to be Available Online
Companies not able to attend the upcoming Exhibitor Meeting for CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 can still take advantage of the education: Many sessions will be recorded and available online by the end of June. The event is a sell-out with 400 registrants.
May 9, 2013 – Trade Shows
Capitol Hill Visit Demonstrates Value of Member Engagement
For one AEM member, the success of a recent Capitol Hill visit demonstrates the value of engaging with AEM’s advocacy efforts to build constructive relationships with elected officials.
May 9, 2013 – Advocacy & Legislation
AEM Challenges Eurasian Combine Harvester Duty, Defends Market Access for U.S. Manufacturers
AEM has called for removal of a Eurasian Customs Union (CU) duty on combine harvesters and modules that would impair the competitiveness of U.S. agricultural equipment manufacturers in a key international market.
May 6, 2013 – Advocacy & Legislation