AEM recognizes pillars of the industry

January 2013, Vol. 68, No. 1

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) 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’ dedication and contributions to the people and communities of the equipment manufacturing industry through 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 honor 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 three honored as Gold Year 2 winners, for maintaining their Gold-level status earned last year.

2012 Pillar of the Industry Award winners

Year 2 Gold status:
• Angus-Palm
• Caterpillar
• International Construction Equipment (ICE)
Gold status:
• Calder Brothers Corporation
• CLAAS of America
• CNH
• 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