The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has honored JCB North America with its “Pillar of the Industry” award. This award reflects the company’s work to improve the business environment for the equipment manufacturing industry during this election year.
“We’re very pleased to be selected for this prestigious AEM award for the second year in a row,” said Arjun Mirdha, president and CEO of JCB North America. “Manufacturing creates and sustains jobs, as well as national, regional and local economies throughout North America. As a heavy equipment manufacturer, we feel that supporting the equipment industry is both a duty and a privilege. We want to do our part to ensure that the thousands of workers employed by this industry continue to receive the opportunities they deserve. An election year like 2016 presented a unique opportunity for us to speak up and ensure our voices were heard.”
To be eligible for AEM’s Pillar of the Industry award, a member company must meet a series of qualifications that captures the many ways in which manufacturers can advocate for industry issues. Pillar Award winners, for instance, may have hosted an elected official at their facility, written an op-ed on manufacturing issues for their local newspaper, or hosted an “I Make America” event at their facility (among other criteria). In 2016, these events focused on educating the men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry about the issues that matter for manufacturers this election season.
“AEM is proud to recognize JCB North America for its efforts this year to champion equipment manufacturing issues during a contentious election season,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “The Pillar of the Industry Award is a fitting way to honor this outstanding company for serving as a foundation of our industry.”