AEM's plan

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) are working on a joint programme aimed at aiding small-medium size companies.
Highway & Network Management / February 6, 2012
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The 1100 Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the 1290 Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) are working on a joint programme aimed at aiding small-medium size companies. This is aimed at small- and medium-sized companies that are members of the AEM and is intended to help boost export sales. Dennis Slater, president of the AEM, and Fred P Hochberg, the chairman and president of Ex-Im Bank, launched the programme. AEM 2010 chairman Chuck Martz, president and CEO of 1291 Link-Belt Construction Equipment also participated in the launch.

Under the guidelines of the programme, an Ex-Im Bank representative will match assistance to AEM-member companies interested in supplying products to new or existing markets. The program will focus on Working Capital Guarantee and Export Credit Insurance, but companies may also be offered other Ex-Im Bank services. To qualify, companies must meet the US Small Business Administration definition of a small-medium business, produce goods in the US, demonstrate 51% US content for those goods, and have an export deal in the works.