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Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Initiative Recognizes AGCO Employee

March 25, 2015
By Business Wire News


AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is pleased to announce that AGCO employee Marie Livingston, Supervisor, Application Development in Jackson, Minnesota, US, has been selected to receive The Manufacturing Institute’s Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award for 2015. The 2015 STEP Ahead Awards celebrate women in all levels of manufacturing, from factory floor to the C-suite, who have demonstrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Production excellence.

“We are very pleased that Marie’s significant contributions to AGCO are being recognized,” said Lucinda Smith, AGCO Senior Vice President, Global Business Services. “The STEP Ahead initiative supports the same core values as our AGCO Global Women’s Network (AGWN) – a business advisory group we established in 2011 to develop, promote and advocate leadership of women as growers of profitability, collaboration and a diverse culture across AGCO.”

The STEP Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative by The Manufacturing Institute to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent.

On March 26, The Manufacturing Institute will honor 130 women with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award during its third annual ceremony in Washington, D.C.

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, seeding and tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2014, AGCO had net sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit

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About The Manufacturing Institute

The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation’s manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. Visit

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