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SAE International/AEM Sign Standards Development Agreement

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 3, 2008 - SAE International and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further the development of standards for the off-highway industry. The agreement was signed during SAE International’s 2008 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, held in Rosemont, Ill.

The agreement is expected to help off-highway companies reduce costs through pooling of resources and bringing greater stability to the U.S. standards process by establishing a more permanent and predictable funding model.

Under the terms of the MOU, AEM will provide sustainable funding resources on behalf of the off-road industry to SAE International’s administration and support services for standards development.

“This is an important agreement because it provides an equitable means for companies to be engaged in the standard development process, something that we all strive for these days, and it creates a model that provides long-term benefits,” Jack Pokrzywa, Director, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International, said. “We are pleased to partner with AEM on this project.”

SAE International is a global association of 115,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


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