AEM Advisor, updated twice weekly, offers a snapshot look at association actions taken on behalf of members and the industry in key operating areas, including public policy, market trends/statistics, technical and safety issues, trade shows and education offerings.
Space Technology Fueling Market Opportunities for Manufacturers
A new space race is underway, and equipment manufacturers actively seeking a competitive advantage will have an incredible head start.
June 29, 2015 – Trade Shows
‘Conflict Minerals’ Stakes About to Rise Sharply
Stakes are rising for U.S. public companies that need to file annual reports on their Conflict Minerals activities and findings.
June 29, 2015 – Safety, Regulatory & Technical
Trade Promotion Authority a Big Win for Industry and Grassroots Supporters
So often in recent years, the news out of Washington, D.C. regarding issues affecting the equipment manufacturing industry is rather glib.
That changed last Thursday, when the Senate gave final approval to Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, a momentous piece of legislation that will break down trade barriers for AEM members who sell their products overseas.
June 29, 2015 – From the President's Desk
With Senate Approval, Trade Bill Heads to Obama
President Obama will be empowered with wide latitude to negotiate trade agreements and send them to Congress for approval after the Senate voted on Wednesday to approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.
June 25, 2015 – Advocacy & Legislation
New ICUEE Benefit Auction to Connect Vets, Industry Jobs
Bringing military veterans and industry jobs together is the goal of the new ICUEE 2015 benefit auction, to be held Thursday, October 1 on the show floor.
June 25, 2015 – Trade Shows
Ag Electronics Database Now Available to Producers, Dealers
Today’s ag electronics don’t always get along, but now producers can find out before they buy, says Peter van der Vlugt, chairman of the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF).
June 25, 2015 – Safety, Regulatory & Technical
CONEXPO Latin America Takes Extra Steps to Boost Exhibitor ROI
CONEXPO Latin America show management is taking extra steps to boost exhibitor ROI.
Among them is requiring attendees to provide personal contact information so exhibitors can more easily follow up on leads post-show.
June 22, 2015 – Trade Shows
Delaware Court’s Buyback Decision Favors Manufacturers
The Delaware Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of equipment manufacturers in a dispute over the state’s dealer termination law.
June 22, 2015 – Advocacy & Legislation
Industry Groups Oppose Dramatic Rise in Ecuador Tariffs
Three industry groups, including AEM, have asked the government of Ecuador to exempt machinery and parts from a recent dramatic tariff increase of 45 percent.
June 22, 2015 – Global Business Development
‘Top Workplace’ Means Top Service and Support
The announcement last Friday that AEM had been named a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2015 Top Workplace was extremely gratifying for our team – and should be for our members.
June 18, 2015 – From the President's Desk