BLANDON, PA - Barry Schlouch, owner and company coordinator of Schlouch Incorporated, and Don Swasing, the company's excavating coordinator, recently received Certified Equipment Manager (CEM) designations from the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP).

Prior to certification, both men were rated on their experience and accomplishments in equipment maintenance management and successfully complete a comprehensive, 16-part competency-based examination, which tests general knowledge of the equipment maintenance and management profession.

To maintain professional certification, an equipment manager must accumulate professional credits based on their involvement in continuing education and in the profession.

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) is an individual membership organization comprised of equipment maintenance managers. Its members are responsible for the purchase, maintenance, employee training, shop facilities, and parts management of leading corporations and government entities that utilize heavy, off-road equipment. Members also represent the major manufacturers and suppliers of the heavy equipment industry.

Schlouch Incorporated specializes in site design and site construction throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.