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Our Impact

When you invest in AOE, you invest in yourself and your industry.

AOE is committed to providing best-in-class services and investing our profits right back into the industries we serve. When you hire AOE, you invest in yourself, and you invest in your industry.

What does that mean? First, because of AOE’s focus area is so specialized in design, construction, chemical, aerospace and other industrial markets, best practices are established and deployed, enabling all AOE clients to benefit from shared expertise. The associations we manage gain an advantage from reduced overhead through our shared services model, allowing them access to experts in everything from operations and HR to member relations, training, and marketing, without adding full-time staff for all functions. The clients working with AOE on a consulting basis also benefit from working with professional writers, marketers, training professionals, and other experts who know their industry and marketplace.

Because of our model, AOE keeps service fees lower than the standard market rate. Further, because AOE is not owned by private shareholders, any profit earned at the end of the year is reinvested in the marketplace. Not many consulting firms can claim that they are keeping rates low and putting their profits back into supporting their clients and the industry they serve.

In 2023, AOE is continuing to provide financial support to the American Concrete Pavement Association, the Post-Tensioning Institute, the Concrete Industry Management program, and the American Concrete Pumping Association. AOE also is providing in-kind or reduced fees for NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence in Carbon Neutral Concrete and the American Concrete Institute Foundation. In May, in honor of Construction Safety Week, AOE made a donation to the Brain Injury Network (BIN)—a nonprofit organization that uses brain injury clubhouse programs to empower acquired brain injury survivors to maximize their strengths while developing strategies to meet personal goals for community reintegration. Falls and getting hit by falling objects or moving equipment is a risk construction workers face every day on jobsites. In fact, traumatic brain injuries from such accidents are among the major causes of death in construction. The construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries among U.S. workplaces.

AOE also considers applications from other nonprofits in the industries we serve to further our impact.

AOE volunteers marketing support for Carbon Zero Youth Initiative to educate youth about reducing carbon emissions in construction.

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"The AOE team is a true asset to the industry.

For that, I say 'thank you.'"


Ronald Burg, Executive Vice President,

American Concrete Institute

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