During its 63rd annual fall conven- tion, held in Indianapolis in October, the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association elected Marc McConnell of Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., as the group’s 61st president. Mc- Connell has served on the associa- tion’s board since 2007.
McConnell is vice chairman of Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. Headquartered in Armstrong, Iowa, Art’s Way is a diversi- fied manufacturer of sugarbeet har- vesters, grinder-mixers, hay and forage equipment, manure spreaders, graders, plows, grain augers and other farm equipment, in addition to the products of its non-agricultural subsidiaries which include pressure vessels, modu- lar laboratories, snow blowers, and car- bide cutting tools with seven factories in Iowa, Ohio and Ontario. Art’s Way has been a member of the Farm Equip- ment Manufacturers Association since 1961.
McConnell, a graduate of Cornell University, will host the association’s 2014 spring management clinic in San Antonio on April 6-9, and the 2014 fall convention in Las Vegas, November 4- 7, where his term concludes.
Founded in 1950, the St. Louis- based Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association is an international non- profit trade organization representing more than 315 manufacturers of spe- cialized farm equipment, more than 300 industry supplier companies and 37 marketing firms.