Long Inducted into AEM Hall of Fame
November 9, 2011 – Elton Long (1921-2003), best remembered for designing and manufacturing the first tractor loader/backhoe integrated from the factory and warranted by a single OEM, was inducted this month into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) Construction Equipment Hall of Fame. Long’s innovation propelled Case Construction Equipment into a position of leadership. Long’s credits go beyond being the primary engineer responsible for designing the Case 320 loader/backhoe. He earned dozens of patents during his career, and his legacy of innovation and success continues to influence the construction equipment industry. “Elton Long’s induction into the Construction Equipment Hall of Fame is a great honor for his family, as well as his ‘extended family’ at Case,” said Jim McCullough, president and CEO. “We are pleased to accept this distinguished recognition of Mr. Long’s many significant contributions, his innovation and his leadership.” AEM added Long to its Construction Equipment Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony in Miami during its annual conference.