US lighting expert Grote Industries has received the “Pillar of the Industry Award” from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) for its efforts in 2015 to advocate for pro-manufacturing solutions.
“AEM is proud to bestow our Pillar of the Industry Award to Grote Industries to recognise its efforts to go above and beyond their daily business and become a champion for our entire industry,” said AEM President Dennis Slater.
“Because of its commitment to pro-manufacturing solutions, Grote does stand as a ‘pillar’ that helps support the foundation of our entire manufacturing economy.”
According to Grote Industries, to be eligible for the award a member company must meet a series of qualifications that show how they are involved in their communities and taking action in state and national issues.
As part of its community involvement, Grote hosted an “I Make America” event on May 28, where local, state and federal officials participated in a tour of the facility, as well as a press conference and luncheon.
“I believe our ‘I Make America’ event was great for both Grote and our community to promote political action and advocacy in manufacturing. We are very proud of this award,” said Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing, John Grote.
The award was presented to Grote Industries at the AEM’s annual conference in Florida.