MILWAUKEE, WIS. — In honour of Father’s Day, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame wants to recognize the families inducted, either together or over generations, and is accepting 2022 nominations until June 17.
Submissions can be made online through the Nomination Form – AEM | Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Milwaukee.
Harry H. Barber (1993) was inducted for inventing the asphalt paving machine and co-founding of the Barber-Greene Company. His son H. Ashley Barber (1994) was inducted for his leadership as CEO of the same company.
One of the most family-oriented organizations represented in the AEM Hall of Fame is Bobcat, states an AEM release, adding the company is famous for its skid steer loaders which were invented by brothers Cyril and Louis Keller (1999) and originally manufactured and perfected by Melroe Manufacturing Company, founded by E.G. Melroe who was inducted, along with sons Les, Cliff and Irving, nephew Sylvan and son-in-law Eugene Dahl, in 2014.
“With 66 individual members, it amazes me that there are eight different families with multiple members in the AEM Hall of Fame,” said AEM president Megan Tanel in a statement. “Including the first father-son-daughter combination to be inducted, in Gary and Robert Vermeer and Mary Andringa of Vermeer. I look forward to incorporating new families of all kinds into the Hall of Fame this year and in the future.”
For more information visit AEM.org/hall-of-fame.