In an interview at the AEM Board of Directors meeting last week in Washington, D.C., 2017 AEM Chair Mike Haberman, president of Gradall Industries Inc., talked about industry optimism and the need for advocacy.

Regarding optimism, Haberman said he noted "a bit of a bounce in the step" of both exhibitors and attendees at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas earlier this month.

As for advocacy, he said the fact that AEM speaks with one voice for the industry has always been key for getting things done in the political arena.

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