MILWAUKEE (September 5, 2018) – While design has long been digital, the physical world has not. Now drone imagery can digitize the physical world and provide builders with an accurate and up-to-date representation of a project. The hardware and software is advancing as well. Today, aircrafts have the ability to… Read more »

MILWAUKEE (August 22, 2018) – Employee retention is no easy task for construction contractors today. It’s no longer enough just to pay competitive wages, keep employees safe and provide regular hours for them to make a steady living. Roger Belisle, vice president of operations of Whissell Contracting Ltd., explains his… Read more »

MILWAUKEE (August 2, 2018) – Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way the construction industry does business. After years of hype, the technology is finally here and can boost productivity, safety and other critical aspects of business success. An AI system can enable such services as predictive maintenance, which multiples… Read more »

Commit to Ongoing Training, Take Advantage of Technology Safety is improving in the construction industry, according to the National Safety Council, but serious injuries and fatalities still occur. “I think it’s fair to say that while we have been getting better at preventing most incidents and improving safety, in general,… Read more »

Technology is helping contractors gather data at the jobsite to make more informed decisions, improving productivity, safety and the bottom line. So which technologies are deemed some of the hottest on the jobsite now? Industry insiders point to drones, lasers and wearables, to name a few. The Association of Equipment… Read more »

It has been said, We are what we repeatedly do. Workers do not purposely disregard safety rules and warnings, but it is easy to get distracted, to become complacent, even with training. Technology aids are great, and product engineers work hard to design out hazards, but safety awareness is the… Read more »

AEM Elects Caterpillar Executives to Board of Directors, CE Sector Board

MILWAUKEE (June 6, 2018) – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Philip Kelliher, Vice President Americas & Europe Distribution Services Division of Caterpillar Inc., to the AEM Board of Directors and Anthony Fassino, Vice President Building Construction Products Division of Caterpillar Inc., to the CE Sector Board to… Read more »

AEM Honors 29 Equipment Manufacturers with ‘Statistics Outstanding Merit’ Awards

MILWAUKEE (June 1, 2018) – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has presented Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards to 29 companies for their superior participation in AEM data reporting programs. “Our statistics programs are member-driven, and we applaud the dedication of our award winners. They help ensure AEM delivers optimum value… Read more »

Here are five key tech trends that will change manufacturing for good. Some of these trends are already affecting how business is done, while others are expected to become more prominent in the years ahead. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) explores emerging trends and technologies through several thought-leadership initiatives,… Read more »

All businesses, large to small, face risk in today’s connected world MILWAUKEE (April 24, 2018) – As companies introduce connected technologies into the workplace and on the jobsite, they increase the risk of cyber attacks. Cyber attacks are affecting companies of all sizes. Smaller companies may actually be at higher… Read more »