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JCB received the “Pillar of the Industry” award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) in recognition of its work to improve the business environment for the equipment manufacturing industry, its efforts to advocate for pro-manufacturing solutions, and its participation in AEM’s “I Make America” grassroots program.
“With a new Congress and administration in Washington this year, equipment manufacturers did a better job than ever at communicating our industry’s priorities to our elected leaders,” says Dennis Slater, AEM president, in a JCB press release. “AEM is thrilled to honor JCB as a Pillar of Industry for their outstanding commitment to advancing policy priorities essential to the equipment manufacturing industry.”
“As a leading construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer, we’re grateful at JCB for the opportunity to promote policies that support manufacturing jobs and help America’s manufacturers to compete on the global stage,” says JCB North America President and CEO Richard Fox-Marrs, in the press release. “And we’re especially proud to have supported AEM’s ‘I Make America’ campaign, which has struck a chord with our state and federal leaders, and our workforce, and helped remind all Americans that a strong manufacturing base is a national asset to be valued.”