Group Resources

AEM Staff Contact

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


The mission of AEM's Portable Air Compressor Bureau (PACB) is to further the interests of the manufacturers of portable air compressor units. PACB meets (face to face or via teleconference/online) when industry issues arise, most recently to provide an industry consensus response to air compressor energy consumption rules proposed by the US Dept of Energy.

Product Focus

The Bureau provides services focused specifically on the needs of manufacturers of portable air compressor equipment.

Bureau Activities

A PACB decal exchange allows manufacturers to stay up-to-date on safety decals produced by other industry-specific equipment manufacturers.

Other PACB initiatives include studying how noise standards being considered in Europe could effect air compressor manufacturers; plus, researching brake requirements in each state.

The bureau created and maintains an operator 'best practices' safety manual and video.


A market statistics program provides monthly reports for members of total volume in five size classes for the U.S., Canada and export markets.