McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. (November 7, 2017) — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) recently honored JLG Industries Inc. with its "Pillar of the Industry" award. This award recognizes a company’s work to improve the business environment for the equipment manufacturing industry.

AEM presented the award to JLG during its annual conference in Palm Beach, Florida, citing JLG’s efforts this year to advocate for pro-manufacturing solutions to elected leaders and voters and for their participation in AEM’s “I Make America” grassroots program.

Frank Nerenhausen, executive vice president at Oshkosh Corporation and president of JLG Industries Inc., accepted the award on behalf of JLG. “We are honored to be recognized by AEM and proud to be part of the work they do on behalf of equipment manufacturers. I can’t overstate the importance of staying informed and taking an active role in the political process to advocate for our industry and the thousands of jobs it supports.” 

The November award presentations coincided with the seventh anniversary of AEM’s successful “I Make America” campaign, AEM’s principal grassroots advocacy program that engages AEM member companies and their employees to become champions for the industry on manufacturing issues.

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