Nominations open for AEM Hall of Fame

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Do you know a heavy equipment leader who has made significant advancements in the industry? The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) wants to know.

The AEM is now accepting nominations for the 2018 AEM Hall of Fame. The Hall recognizes and celebrates industry pioneers, leaders and innovators who contributed to the growth and overall quality of the off-road equipment industry.

Anyone — living or deceased — who has made noteworthy and specific contributions to the manufacturing, distribution, rental or end-user sectors of the off-road equipment industry is eligible for induction.

Candidates are evaluated by an independent panel of judges on five criteria that are essential to the continued strength of the off-road equipment industry:

  • Innovation
  • Industry contributions
  • Leadership
  • Corporate citizenship/social responsibility
  • Sustainability

By highlighting the industry’s legacy of progress, the AEM Hall of Fame seeks to promote improved public understanding and appreciation of the importance of the off-road equipment industry to global economic and social prosperity.

More than 55 industry leaders have been inducted into the AEM Hall of Fame since its creation 25 years ago.

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The deadline for nomination is June 7. Any nominations received after the deadline will be considered for next year’s Hall of Fame induction.

The new inductees will be announced and honoured at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Annual Conference of Member Companies.

Details and the online nomination form are at

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers is the North American-based international trade group providing business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. Its membership comprises more than 950 companies and more than 200 products.

The Hall of Fame is an outgrowth of the not-for-profit industry-wide Construction Equipment Hall of, with ceremonies from 1993 through 1999. AEM served on its Board of Directors. The Hall lapsed in early 2000s and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers took over ownership and operation in 2008 creating the AEM Hall of Fame.