AEM MembershipAs 2017 winds down and the industry looks ahead to 2018, now is the time for AEM members to renew their partnership and involvement with AEM and the industry.

AEM looks forward to another productive year serving its member companies and the equipment industry through its services and activities in advocacy, market information, exhibitions and technical safety services.

For the convenience of its members, AEM offers a safe, secure way to process annual membership renewals via its AEM Database Update (ADU) system. The ADU system can automatically calculate annual dues for members and prepopulate a renewal summary form to be signed and submitted with payment. AEM membership renewal notices for 2018 have already been sent to Official Company Representatives (OCRs) and designated renewal contacts at each member company. Renewals are due December 31, 2017.

The ADU system was launched in 2012 to give OCRs and designated renewal contacts the ability to renew their AEM membership online and to change or correct contact information for their organizations. Many OCRs have already used the ADU system to update their staff and product information -- as well as process membership renewals -- and have found it to be an easy way to renew.

AEM encourages all OCRS and renewal contracts to take advantage of the system’s capabilities to process their membership renewals this year.

To access the ADU system, go to A user name and password have been provided to OCRs and renewal contacts.

For answers to questions about the membership renewal process or using the ADU system, contact AEM Membership Director Paul Malek (, tel: 414-298-4153).