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How are AED members using technical assessments?

Are you looking for a way to measure your potential or current technician's core technical skills? The AED Foundation's Technical Assessments can help! Find out how one of our members is incorporating these assessments into their hiring process.

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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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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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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 Sends Letter to Conferees on Tax Reform

13 December 2017

From the beginning of the tax reform process, AED has worked hard in Washington representing the interests of our membership. We have done this with input from our Public Policy Council (PPC), Board of Directors and individual members who have responded to our alerts. I think we can all agree this has been a very quick and at times confusing process, so thank you to all that have helped us with your feedback. This week, AED delivered a comprehensive letter to more »

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Senate Approves Tax Reform Legislation, Conference Committee to Begin

5 December 2017

On early Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate approved its version of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. The legislation differs from the House bill in many ways. Yesterday evening, the Senate released its final bill, as amended: https://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/12.2.17%20HR%201.PDF. Outlined below are some of the key areas for AED members and comparisons between the House and Senate provisions: Pass-Through Rate. The Senate bill allows for pass-throughs to deduct 23 percent of their income, although the provision sunsets after 2025. The House legislation more »

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AED Alert: House Passes Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (H.R. 1)

16 November 2017

Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (H.R. 1). While a noteworthy milestone in the tax reform process, it’s only a first step. The Senate Finance Committee continues to work on its proposal, which differs from the House in significant areas. If the Senate does pass legislation, it will still have to be reconciled with the House before reaching the president’s desk. Upon House passage, AED’s President and CEO Brian P. McGuire said, “As with more »

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