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Look back at 100 years of AED!

In 2019, AED is celebrating its 100th anniversary! Take a look back at the last 100 years, how things have changed and where we are now!

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AED is a distributor-based trade association representing companies that sell, rent and service equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation and industrial applications in North America and internationally.

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Continuing Business Education

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is an international trade association representing companies involved in the distribution, rental and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture and industrial applications.

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Industry Education And Development

Established in 1991 and directed by AED members, The AED Foundation addresses professional education and workforce development in the industry. This includes AED Accreditation of diesel-equipment technology college programs.

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AED Alert: U.S., Canada Agree to Remove Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

20 May 2019

On May 17, the United States, Canada and Mexico announced an agreement to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from each of the countries. The move will lift the 25 percent steel and 10 percent aluminum tariffs the United States imposed nearly a year ago, which resulted in retaliatory measures from Canada and Mexico. AED opposed the tariffs and frequently warned the Trump administration about its impact on the construction equipment industry and broader sector. In response to the more »

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AED Alert: AED’s Vazquez Demands Lawmakers Rebuild Our Crumbling Infrastructure

14 May 2019

This morning, in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, Michael Vazquez of MECO Miami, Inc., demanded bipartisan congressional action on infrastructure investment legislation. Vazquez serves on AED’s Executive Committee as the association’s vice president of membership. Vazquez spoke during a Capitol Hill press conference, where he was joined by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee, and Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), the top Republican on the House Highway & Transit Subcommittee, as well more »

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AED Alert: T&I Committee Requests Industry Priorities as Infrastructure Process Heats Up

25 April 2019

On April 24, at the request of House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee leadership, AED submitted its infrastructure-related policy priorities as the panel develops both public works-focused bills and begins reauthorization of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the most recent highway bill. In its submission, the Association focused on policies that directly impact AED members primary product markets and cost-of-doing business, including: Increasing revenue to ensure the federal highway program’s long-term solvency; Investing in other infrastructure projects, including pipes, more »

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