The Canadian American Business Council  welcomes the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to its membership.

December 4, 2017



Washington, DC - The Canadian American Business Council is pleased to welcome the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to its membership.


AEM is the premiere North American trade association representing manufacturers of construction, agriculture, mining, and forestry industries. The industry generated $15 billion for the Canadian economy in 2016, and supported 149,000 jobs in Canada. In the United States, equipment manufacturers support 1.3 million jobs and last year generated $159 billion for U.S. gross domestic product.


With important NAFTA negotiations ongoing, the CABC looks forward to having AEM among its membership seeking greater North American prosperity through a renegotiated NAFTA.


“AEM has identified increased Canadian advocacy as a key strategic goal for our industry, and we are excited to join with CABC to help advance that mission,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “AEM will strive to establish ourselves as the leading voice for equipment manufacturers in Ottawa, just as we have here in Washington, D.C.”


Established in 1987, the Canadian American Business Council is a non-profit, non-partisan, issues-oriented organization dedicated to elevating the private sector perspective on issues that affect our two nations, Canada and the United States.


CABC members are key business leaders and stakeholders from both sides of the border ranging from entrepreneurs to the most iconic brands in the world. Collectively, CABC members employ about two million people and have annual revenues of close to $1.5 trillion. The Council's activities include high-level briefings on issues of current concern, assistance with practical trade and policy challenges, significant networking opportunities, and informative seminars.


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Maryscott Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer