AEM advocates on behalf of its more than 1,000 members to encourage investment, job growth, and development and production of off-highway equipment in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

For Policymakers

Issue Spotlight

2020 Elections

Learn what AEM is doing to focus attention on the pro-manufacturing policies critical to our industry during this important election year.


About the industry

By helping to build, power, and feed the world, our members’ equipment positively impacts the lives of every American, every day. While a combine harvester cutting corn or an excavator digging a trench is a common sight for many Americans, they may not realize what that equipment means to the hard-working Americans who build it and the impact the equipment manufacturing industry has on communities across America. Whether it is the welder controlling a robotic welding machine or the software engineer designing the controls for a new wheel loader, there are millions of jobs and opportunities created by the equipment manufacturing industry.

Learn more about the equipment manufacturing industry.

Learn more about the kinds of policies candidates in 2020 should
support to win over U.S. voters who care about manufacturing.