Association of Equipment Manufacturers renovates tractor plant


The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted an open house recently Thursday, June 22, in its new AEM office is located in the former Allis-Chalmers tractor manufacturing plant in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin suburb of West Allis. The industrial renovation of the plant site has won awards for blending modern design with the character of the past such as exposed brick and other structural elements of the original facility.

“We wanted to use this opportunity to share our enthusiasm for our work and workplace with our members as well as our industry, business and community associates and friends,” says Dennis Slater, AEM president.

AEM provides business development programs worldwide for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry– construction, agriculture, forestry, mining and utility. Core services include global public policy, market information, trade shows and technical and safety services, as well as international market support, education and workforce development initiatives. Entering the new AEM office, visitorsare greeted by dozens of detailed machinery models. “Our members’ machines, products and services have contributed to the economic progress and quality of life in countries around the world. In this 21st century, they increasingly use the latest technologies and product innovations toaccomplish this job in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way possible,” he added.

AEM had been in its previous location in downtown Milwaukee for more than 30 years and needed more space and a reconfigured design to operate more efficiently as it expanded its scope and services. The association also has offices in Washington, DC, Ottawa, Canada, Beijing, China, and Brussels, Belgium. The open house was Thursday, June 22.

--Edited by Mark T. Hoske , Control Engineering editor in chief

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