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ASSN OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ITS STATISTICS OUTSTANDING MERIT AWARDS
Source: Assn of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) news release

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has recognized 48 member manufacturers with Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards for exemplary participation in AEM equipment-specific data reporting programs.

Their performance enhances the association's ability to deliver meaningful benchmarking and business-planning information to members.

"We salute our award winners for their ongoing dedication, which is integral to the success of the Statistics Program," said AEM Senior Director of Statistics Mike Lietke. "We encourage all AEM members in the association's statistics programs to actively participate and have their voices heard; these are their programs and their input is vital to offering optimum value to all participants."

AEM statistics activities encompass more than 200 unique product programs that cover information from county-level retail sales data in North America to global shipments data.

Winning companies received a cumulative performance rating of 90 percent or better based on corporate-wide North America performance in areas including timely and accurate data submission, meeting attendance, and timely response to ballots, audits, and surveys during the 2018 calendar year.

AEM presented the awards during its recent annual statistics conference in Tempe, Ariz. The conference included general sessions on business intelligence trends and meetings of several AEM statistics committees.

AEM recognized the following 48 companies as 2018 Statistics Outstanding Merit Award winners:
* Indicates achieved a 100-percent score

AGCO *
Alliance Tire Americas
Boumatic Dairy Equipment *
Caterpillar
Charles Machine Works
Claas
CNH Global
Continental AG
Delaval, Inc.
Elliott Equipment
Eagle Crusher Company
Federal Signal
Firestone/Bridgestone
GEA Farm Technologies *
Gorman-Rupp
Haulotte Group
Honey Bee
Hydra Tech
INDECO
JCB
JLG Industries, Inc.
Kinze Manufacturing
Komatsu America *
Krone
Kubota Corporation
Kuhn North America *
Lely North America
Lemken Canada
Liebherr
Link-Belt Cranes
Liugong
Manitex Int'l
Manitowoc Cranes
Michelin
Ring-O-Matic
Sellick Equipment
Sewer Equipment
Sullair
Sullivan-Palatek, Inc.
Superior Industries
Tadano America
Terex Cranes
Terramac
Thompson Pump
Tigercat Industries, Inc.
Titan International
Trelleborg Wheel Systems
Wolffkran

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $188 billion combined to the U.S. and Canadian economies. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.