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  • Title: AEM | Newsroom - News Releases -- America's Equipment Manufacturers Comment on Passage of Bipartisan Debt Deal
    Descriptive info: .. About.. |.. Calendar.. Contact.. Pictorials.. Member Product Locator.. Login.. Membership.. Join AEM.. Membership Information.. Request Membership Information.. Member Services/Benefits.. Member Directory.. Maximize Your Membership Value.. AEM Logos for Member Usage.. Online AEM Membership Renewals for Associate and Mid-Level Members.. AEM Groups.. Complete Group List.. Boards and Board-Level Committees.. Product-Specific Groups.. Statistics Groups.. Technical Groups.. Job-Specific Groups.. By Industry Sector.. Agriculture Groups.. Construction Groups.. Forestry Groups.. Mining Groups.. Utility Groups.. News.. Newsroom.. News Releases.. AEM Fact Sheet.. AEM Hall of Fame.. Industry News.. All Industry News Articles.. Manufacturing.. U.. S.. Economy / Markets.. International Economy / Markets.. Public Policy / Government Relations.. Construction / Infrastructure.. International Construction / Infrastructure.. Advisor Newsletters.. AEM Advisor.. Advisor D.. C.. 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Statistics Conference.. Reference Documents.. AEM Store Market Information - Statistics Products.. Statistics Operation Center.. Overview, Product/Data Maps and Work Samples.. Global Markets Resources.. Market Resources.. Surveys.. Trade Shows.. Exhibitor Benefits.. CONEXPO-CON/AGG.. ICUEE.. AG CONNECT  ...   in just a few months.. Congress and the President must buckle down and work together to come to an agreement on a long-term fiscal plan that puts the country on a sustainable path to growth and prosperity, Slater continued.. We can no longer avoid the problems our country faces, and it is imperative that we rein in spending, reform the tax code and reform entitlements in order to improve our economy today and for future generations.. AEM, representing more than 900 companies in the off-road equipment manufacturing industry, issued a key vote alert yesterday strongly urging all Members of Congress to vote YES on the bill.. AEM scores key votes in evaluating the positions Members of Congress take on issues important to U.. equipment manufacturers.. About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).. -.. www.. aem.. org.. AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace.. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide.. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.. ; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.. News Release list.. Media Staff Contact.. Sara Sendek.. 202-256-6180.. Featured Resources.. Staff Directory.. Calendar of Upcoming Events.. 2012 Annual Report.. Public Policy.. AEM regularly communicates industry views to congressional leaders.. View Communications with Congress.. AEM has an ownership role in and/or manages major industry expositions to extend the value of membership.. View All Trade Shows.. The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding industry leaders for their contributions which have helped the off-road equipment industry contribute to improved quality of life and economic productivity worldwide.. Learn More.. Follow AEM on Twitter.. AEM is on Twitter as.. @aemadvisor.. Follow us for AEM and industry news updates, public policy developments and more.. Follow Us.. Home.. Share.. Print.. Email Alerts.. Follow @aemadvisor.. 2013 AEM.. Advertise.. Privacy.. Industry Sectors.. Agriculture.. Construction.. Forestry.. Mining.. Utility.. Site Links.. Global Business Development.. Safety, Regulatory Technical.. Market Information.. Locations.. Headquarters.. FAX /strong 202.. 898.. 9068">AEM D.. AEM Canada.. AEM China.. 6737 West Washington Street.. Suite 2400.. Milwaukee, WI 53214-5647.. TEL.. 414.. 272.. 0943.. FAX.. 1170.. EMAIL.. aem@aem..

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  • Title: AEM | Advocacy & Legislation - News Releases
    Descriptive info: AEM announces Pillar of the Industry award winners.. Member companies recognized for active support of I Make America pro-manufacturing campaign.. November 8, 2013.. AEM Commends House Passage of Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill.. October 24, 2013.. America's Equipment Manufacturers Comment on Passage of Bipartisan Debt Deal.. October 17, 2013.. AEM Advocacy unites under I Make America banner.. New website reflects stronger Association voice in public policy.. October 15, 2013.. AEM Director, Terex CEO Ron DeFeo to Participate on Infrastructure Panel.. The Atlantic to Host a Series of Infrastructure Panels with Industry CEOs, Infrastructure Experts and Policymakers.. September 26, 2013.. AEM Applauds House Transportation Committee Passage of Water Infrastructure Bill.. Bipartisan Agreement Provides Groundwork for Future Infrastructure Legislation.. September 19, 2013.. AEM congratulates Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.. June 27, 2013.. Equipment manufacturers applaud passage of Senate Farm Bill.. Urge House to take action without delay.. June 11, 2013.. AEM op-ed in Charlotte (NC) newspaper offers three (and a half) suggestions for Transportation Secretary nominee Foxx.. Timing coincides with U.. Senate confirmation hearings.. May 23, 2013.. Equipment Manufacturers applaud House and Senate action on Farm Bill.. May 16, 2013..  ...   on Farm Bill, warns of harmful amendments.. June 20, 2012.. AEM applauds Senate upon introduction of clean Russia PNTR legislation.. June 12, 2012.. AEM applauds Senate for progress on Farm Bill.. Urges Congress to include robust safety net for farmers and ranchers.. June 11, 2012.. AEM urges conferees to reach agreement on fully funded Transportation Bill without further delay.. June 1, 2012.. AEM commends Congress, President on Ex-Im Bank reauthorization.. May 30, 2012.. AEM applauds House highway bill passage; Urges swift conference committee action.. Statement by AEM President Dennis Slater.. April 18, 2012.. AEM op-ed piece pushes "Good Roads Are Good for the Economy" message to North Carolina.. TIming coincides with World of Asphalt and AGG1 shows in Charlotte.. March 15, 2012.. Next.. AEMPAC.. Get Involved: Prosperity Project.. Get and stay involved in the political process.. Through the Prosperity Project, you can write your lawmakers, stay on top of election news, see how often your representatives voted with our industry's interests in mind or even register to vote.. Visit the Action Center.. Search for AEM member products and/or industry services.. Results will provide company information.. Search Now..

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  • Title: AEM | Advocacy & Legislation - Public Policy Issues
    Descriptive info: Buy American Act.. "Buy America" provisions in the American Recovery Act sparked a global debate about whether the U.. was being protectionist by blocking non WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) members out of the bidding process for projects funded by stimulus dollars.. The provision says that "None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all the iron, steel,.. and manufactured goods.. used in the project are produced in the United States.. " Adding "and manufactured goods" broadens the scope of the previous "Buy American" provision and AEM  ...   as a means of good brought to the construction site for incorporation into the building or work that has been processed into a specific form or shape, or combined with other raw material that has different properties than the properties of the individual raw materials.. This guideline clarifies that Buy America only applies to the manufactured goods being used.. IN.. the project, such as the supplies that will become a permanent structure in the project.. AEM supports free trade and believe this provision, which will appear in other bills before Congress will continue to be a trade barrier for U.. manufacturers due to retaliation from other countries.. Nick Yaksich.. 202-898-9065.. All issues..

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  • Title: AEM | Advocacy & Legislation - Public Policy Issues
    Descriptive info: Business Visa Issues.. Commerce Secretary Locke has placed the visa issue high on his to-do list in order to break down barriers to trade for U.. companies.. He has pledged to work with his counterparts in the State Department and Homeland Security to coordinate on resolving U.. visa policy concerns.. Tight visa access has impeded the business of many AEM member companies by restricting travel of potential customers and trade show participants.. Since the announcement of Department of Commerce Task Force on Business Visa Reform, there has been no follow-up to work with  ...   trade shows which are the key marketing events for the industrial equipment industry.. For example, a delegation from India registered 78 and only 5 attended due to visa denials.. AEM meets regularly and stays in touch with the Commerce and the State Department to encourage government to balance business commerce and national security when implementing visa regulations.. AEM President Slater had a very positive meeting with States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Bureau of Consular Affairs in March and received his personal commitment to work with AEM on specific cases that may affect our tradeshows..

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  • Title: AEM | Advocacy & Legislation - Public Policy Issues
    Descriptive info: Intellectual Property Rights.. IPR conditions in developing countries such as China, India, and non-WTO member Russia remain dismal.. Despite considerable improvements in China s statutory framework to bring it into general compliance with the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy are still rampant, largely due to an inadequate enforcement regime.. According to International Intellectual Property Alliance, piracy rates remain at over 90% across all copyright industries.. Counterfeit goods sold in China are also exported to other  ...   in the U.. , but it s not enough if IP is not protected abroad.. President Obama has not yet appointed the IP Coordinator as created in S.. 3325 (the Specter, Bayh, Voinovich compromise bill).. This legislation included an IP coordinator in the Executive Office with a mandate to work with Commerce, USTR, USPTO and others for better coordination in the U.. that will extend abroad.. The IP coordinator would work closely with international partners to address the issue and collaborate on legal remedies..

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  • Title: AEM | Advocacy & Legislation - Public Policy Issues
    Descriptive info: Unfair Trade Practices.. AEM fully supports its members in exercising their rights to relief under current trade laws.. If you feel you are facing predatory pricing, dumping, illegal export barriers or are having your copyrights infringed upon in international markets, AEM's Washington D.. staff is available to help you locate and contact the appropriate government officials.. Below are some online resources you might also find useful.. The U.. Trade Representative's Monitoring and Enforcement Site.. This link is only useful if the country in question is a member of the World Trade Organization.. This link provides information about the U.. government's program to monitor and negotiate compliance with countries' WTO obligations.. Department of Commerce's Trade Compliance Center.. This site offers the capability to report a trade barrier or a bribery complaint encountered abroad, research potential export markets, learn about specific  ...   resource for information about dumping investigations and other resources for U.. companies dealing with unfair trade practices.. Department of Commerce's Market Access and Compliance Division.. Information is available here on market access difficulties in specific countries, regions and trade agreements.. The Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.. This division of the Treasury Department administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals.. There is information here about countries against which the U.. currently has sanctions, industry-specific information and civil penalties.. The Department of Commerce's Standards Initiative.. As of early 2004, this page is nearly empty except for a request for comments on standards issues and priority markets, but more information should be forthcoming.. Also check out the sites for the.. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration page.. and its.. Export Portal..

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  • Title: AEM | Advocacy & Legislation - Public Policy Issues
    Descriptive info: Employee Free Choice Act ("Card Check").. The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), more commonly known as card check, would radically change labor law, enacting poor public policies.. AEM strongly opposes EFCA in ANY form.. What would the EFCA do?.. Eliminate secret ballot elections.. As former Democratic Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern noted in an opinion editorial on this subject.. The key provision of EFCA is a change in the mechanism by which unions are formed and recognized.. Instead of a private election with a secret ballot overseen by an impartial federal board, union organizers would simply need to gather signatures from more than 50% of the employees in a workplace or bargaining unit, a system known as card-check.. There are many documented cases where workers have been pressured, harassed, tricked and intimidated into signing cards that have led to mandatory payment of dues.. Under EFCA, workers could lose the freedom to express their will in private, the  ...   union are engaged in negotiations for their first collective bargaining agreement and are unable to reach agreement within 90 days, then either party may refer the dispute to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) for mediation.. If the FMCS is unable to bring the parties to agreement after 30 days of mediation, then the dispute will be referred to arbitration.. In layman s terms, this means that if management cannot reach a contract with the newly formed union within 120 days, a government official will determine wage rates, health benefits, pension plan and other employment terms, and there won t be any appeal.. Status.. As it stands today EFCA is blocked in Congress.. However the Administration is seeking to have elements of this harmful policy implemented through decisions made by the National Labor Relations Board.. AEM is working with our allies to fight this new approach and will keep AEM members up to date on any developments..

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  • Title: AEM | Advocacy & Legislation - Public Policy Issues
    Descriptive info: Domestic Energy.. Increasing the production of traditional domestic energy sources as well as the continued development of a viable renewable energy economy should be the objective of our national energy policy.. AEM supports:.. --Maintaining the biofuel production targets set forth in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.. --Continued funding for renewable energy research.. --Continuing tax incentives for the production of renewable energy.. --Development of advanced clean coal technologies.. --A diverse approach to energy generation including expanded nuclear, hydro and geothermal energies.. --Expanded utilization of renewable biomass resources.. --Expanding and updating our aging energy grid.. --Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline to efficiently transport crude oil from Canada.. Why Biofuels?.. They are good for the environment: Studies conducted by the U.. Environmental Protection Agency have shown that burning corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 21.. 8 percent; biodiesel results in a 67.. 7 percent reduction.. They are good for national security: America imports 70 percent of its oil, mostly from countries that are hostile to our interests.. Today, biofuels account for around 8 percent of our liquid transportation fuel needs and that share is quickly growing.. They create more energy: According to the U.. Departments of Agriculture and Energy, for every unit of fossil fuel energy used to produce biodiesel there is a net energy return of 320 percent and corn-based ethanol yields a net return of 67 percent.. Cellulosic ethanol is estimated to be capable of achieving an energy return of over 800 percent in the coming years.. They create jobs: The U.. Department of Energy estimates that every 1 billion gallons of ethanol production creates 10,000-20,000 jobs.. By 2022, 360,000 720,000 jobs will be supported by the biofuels industry.. Defending Coal.. Coal accounts for nearly 50 percent of electricity generated  ...   full advantage of a renewable energy industry.. --Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, especially methane.. --Eliminate the need to manage millions of tons of waste material every year.. --Create thousands of "green jobs" that will plant, collect and transport this resource.. Energy Grid Modernization.. America's outdated energy grid wastes billions of dollars a year in lost power and is incapable of delivering the renewable energy of the future to consumers.. Many renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, are located in rural areas while the demand is hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away in metropolitan areas.. Recent studies have estimated that in order to transport energy from renewable sources we will have to construct 15,000 miles of new transmission lines.. In order to achieve this goal AEM supports streamlining the approval process, so these vital transmission projects can begin.. Keystone XL Pipeline.. The $5.. 3-billion Keystone XL Pipeline Project is the largest infrastructure project currently proposed in the United States.. Construction of the 1,179-mile pipeline will support an estimated 7,000 U.. jobs in the manufacturing sector and create an additional 9,000 jobs for skilled American workers to build the actual pipeline.. Construction and development of the Keystone XL and Gulf Coast Pipeline Projects is anticipated to generate $20 billion in economic impact in the United States, including $99 million in local government revenues and $486 million in state government revenues during construction.. The pipelines will also generate an estimated $5 billion in additional property taxes during their operational life.. Not only does the construction the pipeline make economic sense it is also the most efficient and safest way to transport the crude oil our nation needs.. The pipeline will take heavy trucks off the road and connect us to a reliable North American energy source..

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  • Title: AEM | Advocacy & Legislation - Public Policy Issues
    Descriptive info: Ag Equipment Depreciation.. Congress enacted legislation to modernize the depreciation schedule for agricultural equipment purchased in 2009, shortening the schedule from seven to five years, consistent with the depreciation schedule for construction equipment.. (Equipment purchased before 2009 must continue to be depreciated on a seven-year schedule.. ) Unfortunately, this provision expired Jan.. 1, 2010 and has on been extended.. AEM believes the tax code should be permanently reformed shorten agricultural equipment s depreciation to five years.. Why should agricultural equipment have a five-year deprecation schedule?.. Construction equipment, which has similar use patterns and life spans, is depreciated over five years.. There is  ...   five years is good public policy a shortened depreciation schedule is better for the:.. Environment,.. because it will encourage farmers to invest in new equipment, which is up to five percent more fuel efficient, employs emissions control, assisted steering and global positioning technologies that further reduce fuel usage and emissions.. Safety of farm laborers,.. because new equipment is fitted with improved safety features.. Rural economy,.. increasing farm income by $800 million annually while being nearly revenue-neutral to the federal government s treasury.. American manufacturing sector,.. which is the leader in agricultural equipment production, employing 250,000 workers representing $8.. 5 billion in payroll..

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  • Title: AEM | Advocacy & Legislation - Public Policy Issues
    Descriptive info: LIFO Tax Accounting Method.. Preserving the LIFO accounting methodology is critical to many businesses success.. What is LIFO and Why Does it Matter?.. Last In, First Out (LIFO) is a book and tax accounting method used by businesses to help mitigate the impact of inflation on inventory.. Put simply, LIFO assumes that the goods most recently produced or acquired by a company are the first to be sold.. LIFO has been in use since 1938 because it allows companies to match current revenues with current costs, so they avoid paying taxes on phantom profits attributed to inflationary increases in inventory values.. However, when prices fall, companies on LIFO generally face higher tax bills.. LIFO  ...   efforts to repeal LIFO appear regularly because some lawmakers wrongly think of it as a tax loophole.. During the last Congress, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced a comprehensive tax reform bill primarily for discussion purposes that proposed the elimination of LIFO and the Obama Administration has proposed its repeal twice, in both 2009 and 2010.. AEM lobbies aggressively in favor of maintaining this important provision as part of the tax code and our efforts have thus far proven successful.. However, we continue to closely monitor developments and work with our business and industry partners to educate members of Congress about its true value to our companies and their employees..

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    Descriptive info: Dealer/Contractor Issues.. Almost all AEM manufacturers distribute their products through independent dealers located throughout the world.. Over the decades, these manufacturers and their dealers have developed partnerships that have stood the test of time and the marketplace.. The contracts that have evolved are a function of the type of products, the nature of their  ...   are a negotiated balance to share the duties and responsibilities.. Both parties can make their best contributions toward a long-term relationship that will succeed in supporting and serving the product users.. AEM is active in representing manufacturers' interests when state legislation is introduced that may alter the contractual relationship between a dealer and manufacturer..

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