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Custom Harvesters Score Key Win on Fuel Transport -Featured Image

Custom Harvesters Score Key Win on Fuel Transport

By: I Make America TeamJanuary 7, 2016

For several years, the U.S. Custom Harvesters (USCHI) had lobbied for legislation that would allow producers and custom harvesters with Class A CDLs to haul up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel without having to obtain a Hazardous Material (HM) endorsement.With a little help from AEM, an important industry ally scored a key win that […]

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Final Iowa Debate Lacking in Manufacturing Issues

By: I Make America TeamJanuary 28, 2016

By Leif Magnusson 2016 AEM Chair President, CLAAS Global Sales Americas Attending Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But while the candidates focused on many important topics, they need to do more to put manufacturing issues in the spotlight. The debate was the last one before Monday’s presidential […]

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President Seeks Tools to Strengthen Manufacturing

By: I Make America TeamJanuary 14, 2016

In his final State of the Union speech, Obama sought to lay the groundwork for the coming campaign, and his successor to be chosen in November. But he also urged Congress to act, during his final year in office, on several issues important to manufacturers. Trade, workforce development and regulation topped the list of issues […]

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Turning Frustration into Voter Action

By: I Make America TeamJanuary 28, 2016

By Dennis Slater AEM President Six months ago, in the sizzling summer heat of Des Moines, we engaged with seven presidential contenders at our I Make America booth at the Iowa State Fair. Last Monday night – as a blizzard threatened – a record number of Iowans gathered in schools and town halls across the […]

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AEM Supports Action on Energy Initiatives

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 1, 2016

AEM joined a slew of other industry associations to prod Congress to act to boost the flagging energy sector. AEM cosigned a letter from the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to urge the House to support legislation to benefit the entire energy supply […]

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Trade Agreement Could Boost Machinery Exports

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 11, 2016

The agreement must be ratified by all 12 participating nations prior to coming into force.The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), officially signed last week in Auckland, New Zealand, is an industry priority for AEM members this year. Accounting for nearly 40 percent of the world’s economy, this free trade agreement will drastically alter trade and investment throughout […]

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Alaska Lawmakers Punt on Proposed Dealer Law

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 11, 2016

AEM Senior Vice President Nick Yaksich joined Thom Iles from John Deere to travel to Juneau last week to urge lawmakers not to support HB 67, a proposal to overhaul state dealer and warranty laws to the detriment of equipment manufacturers.Alaska legislators voted this week to end legislative work unrelated to the state budget, meaning […]

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Washington Landscape to Remain a Challenge, Yaksich Says

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 16, 2016

Few in the industry are counting on this year’s election to end the gridlock in Washington, said AEM Senior Vice President Nick Yaksich in an interview last week at the National Farm Machinery Show. Speaking with farm broadcaster Max Armstrong, Yaksich noted that there’s still an unwillingness in Washington “to do something big, where there’s […]

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Reach Candidates Through I Make America, Slater Tells Members

By: I Make America TeamFebruary 18, 2016

As the 2016 I Make America tour kickoff nears, AEM President Dennis Slater says presidential candidates need to hear from members about the importance of pro-manufacturing policies. Watch the video below to learn how I Make America can help members get that message across. For more information on the 2016 I Make America tour, contact […]

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AEM Launches Competition to Overhaul U.S. Infrastructure

By: I Make America TeamJanuary 21, 2016

Open to everyone everywhere, the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge leverages the HeroXcrowdsourcing model designed to bring about radical business, technological and social innovation benefiting local and global communities, inspiring new industries and catalyzing markets.AEM has launched the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge, a three-phased, crowdsourced competition that will award $150,000 in prizes for innovative ideas to […]

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