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AEM announces winners of annual Pillar of the Industry awards

Dec. 6, 2012 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the I Make America campaign announce the 2012 recipients of the annual Pillar of the Industry awards, given to companies achieving or maintaining Gold Status in the campaign.


December 5, 2012
By Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Dec. 6, 2012 — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers
and the I Make America
campaign
announce the 2012 recipients of the annual Pillar of
the Industry awards, given to companies achieving or maintaining Gold Status
in the campaign.

The awards recognize the
companies’ tremendous dedication and outstanding contributions to the people
and communities of the equipment manufacturing industry through extensive I
Make America campaign activities in support of pro-manufacturing policies to
improve the economy. AEM and I Make America initiated the awards in 2011 to
honour the work of these true industry champions.

For 2012, a total 19
companies received Pillar of the Industry Awards – 16 for achieving Gold Status
this year, and 3 honoured as Gold Year 2 winners, for maintaining their
Gold-level status earned last year. Winners were announced at AEM’s recent
annual conference. 

Grassroots
Initiative to Create Jobs, Improve U.S. Competitiveness Globally

I Make America is a
grassroots campaign launched in September 2010 to
dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the
US and keep the nation’s economy competitive with
other countries. The campaign has enlisted the support of more than 22,000
people to date nationwide, AEM’s 850-plus member companies, and industry
organizations.

“I Make America has been a
great success thanks to the outstanding support of our AEM member companies. We
are pleased to honour these companies who have raised the bar of public affairs
advocacy and we commend their efforts through these Pillar of the Industry
awards,” said Dennis Slater, AEM president. “As members of AEM, they exemplify
the commitment we need from all manufacturers around the country to send the
message to Congress and the White House that our economy is in urgent need of
manufacturing policies that will help create jobs.”

I Make America Gold-Level supporters have
achieved participation benchmarks marking them as industry leaders. Activities
can include significant employee involvement; outreach to their state, local
and federal legislators; promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with
allied trade associations; and production of A Day in American Life
video telling the story of how their companies, employees and communities “make
America.”

2012 Pillar of the
Industry Award Winners 

Three companies earned Year 2 Gold status:

  • Angus-Palm
  • Caterpillar
  • International Construction Equipment (ICE)

And 16 companies earned Gold Status:

  • General Kinematics
  • Kondex Corporation
  • Krone NA
  • Miller Electric Manufacturing
  • Paladin Attachments
  • Screen Machine Industries
  • Steel of West Virginia
  • Stellar Industries
  • Sullivan-Palatek
  • Telsmith
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Wolf Robotics
  • Woods Equipment Company

Related Link

http://www.aem.org/