SOURCE: AEM | October 1, 2021
AEM President Dennis Slater was recently featured in a cover story feature for the September/October print edition of Rock to Road Magazine, a trade publication that serves the aggregates, roadbuilding, ready-mix concrete and asphalt construction sectors across Canada.
The profile, entitled “A Lifetime of Service,” focuses on Slater’s 39-year career in the equipment manufacturing industry, his passion for the exhibitions and events industry, his appreciation for AEM and its members, as well as what factors have contributed to his success and longevity.
Slater joined AEM’s predecessor the Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (CIMA) in 1982, becoming president of CIMA in 1998 and president of the newly formed AEM in 2002, after a merger between CIMA and Equipment Manufacturers Institute (EMI). Slater led the transformation of the association, which has grown by 50 percent to more than 1,000 member companies, with revenue increasing nearly 700to $60 million annually.
Rock to Road serves the entire aggregate and road building industry. The publication provides readers with up-to-date news and information, features on aggregate plants, case stories on quarry and highway construction operations, in-depth coverage on vital topics affecting the industry including taxation, land use, trucking and other regulatory issues, updates on new products and equipment and maintenance tips as well as personnel changes, manufacturer/supplier news, convention/trade show coverage and other items of interest to aggregate producers and road building contractors.
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