Group Resources

Group Leadership

Chair
Tom Service
Saint-Gobain / Norton Construction Products

Vice Chair
Vacant

AEM Staff Contact

Nathan Burton
Technical & Safety Services Manager | 414-298-4126

Debbie Carson
Statistics Manager | 414-298-4146

Mission

Renamed at its Feb 2, 2015 meeting to Diamond Tools & Equipment for Construction - SMI, this Product Group's mission is to:

  • Gather and disseminate industry information regarding safety issues, standards and safety codes; research and prepare technical information on the most desirable and efficient methods of sawing and abrading material.
  • Monitor and respond to regulation and public policy.
  • Provide information concerning equipment care for maximum safety and utility.

Product Focus

The Diamond Tools & Equipment for Construction Bureau (SMI) serves the needs of AEM member manufacturers of hand-held saws, core drills and wire saws, major component manufacturers, and diamond and abrasive cutting tools for masonry and concrete construction activity. It presents an industry voice, actions, and consensus opinions on safety, challenges, and issues facing industry members.

Bureau Activities

SMI members normally meet once or twice each year to address common diamond and abrasive cutting industry issues, to positively impact machine safety and provide input on relevant national and international standards.

Analysis and compliance with OSHA's extensive pending update (Aug 2015) to Respirable Crystalline Silica Regulations is of current interest.

Market Statistics Program

SMI members can participate in a confidential, non-disclosure market statistics program, reporting aggregated North American shipment data for five product categories on a monthly basis, based upon participating firm shipment data reported to AEM's 3rd party data vendor.

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