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Cummings Elected as the 61st President of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., November 9, 2012 — During the 62nd Annual Fall Convention, October 31 to November 3, in Jacksonville, Florida, the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association elected Andrew Cummings, T. G. Schmeiser Company, Inc., as the 61st President of the Association. Cummings has served on the Association’s Board since 2005, and has also served as the Chairman of the Association’s Membership Committee since 2009.

Cummings is the President and General Manager of T. G. Schmeiser Company, Inc., located in Fresno, California. For over 80 years, T. G. Schmeiser has been manufacturing and delivering versatile solutions for progressive soil management. The company’s years of proven performance in the demanding agricultural arena, also bring efficiency and reliability for other specialized soil management needs.

Cummings will host the Association’s 2013 Spring Management Clinic in Omaha, Nebraska, April 10-13, and the 2013 Fall Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 21-25, where his term as President will conclude.

Also during the annual Fall Convention the following were elected to serve as the 2012-2013 Executive Committee: 1st Vice President, Marc McConnell, Art’s-Way Manufacturing Co.; 2nd Vice President, Mike Kloster, Worksaver Inc.; Treasurer, Robert Atkinson, W & A Manufacturing Company; Secretary, Ric Kirby, Kirby Manufacturing; and Sandy Kimball, Bigham Brothers, Inc., will serve as an Ex Officio member of the committee.

The Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association is an international not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 300 manufacturers of specialized farm equipment, more than 280 industry supplier companies and 36 marketing firms.

Founded in 1950, the Association is headquarted at 1000 Executive Parkway, Suite 100, St. Louis, Missouri. For more information about the Association, please visit

Posted November 9, 2012
61st President
Posted from: Steven G Kost, 11/12/12 at 1:14 PM CST
Congratulations Andy! Well deserved.

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