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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 Tells Congress to Demonstrate Leadership, Invest in Infrastructure

11 October 2017

Congress can no longer shirk its constitutional responsibility to invest in our country’s crumbling infrastructure, Associated Equipment Distributors’ (AED) President and CEO Brian P. McGuire told a House panel this morning. In a letter delivered to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways & Transit in conjunction with a hearing on building a 21st century infrastructure for America, McGuire informed lawmakers that the federal highway program is at a breaking point as the Highway Trust Fund races toward insolvency. He also more »

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AED Alert: Administration, Congressional Leaders Release Tax Reform Framework

2 October 2017

Earlier today, the Trump administration, House and Senate Republican leadership, and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Ways & Means and the Senate Committee on Finance released a long-awaited “unified” framework that will serve as the basis for legislative efforts to reform the tax code. The document’s unveiling, which has been negotiated behind the scenes for several months, is expected to kick-off efforts to comprehensively reform the nation’s tax code for the first time in decades. Highlights of the “Unified Framework for more »

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Congress, Administration Should Maintain the Business Interest Deduction

21 September 2017

On Sept. 20, AED’s President & CEO Brian P. McGuire delivered a letter to Capitol Hill urging Congress to maintain the business interest deduction in comprehensive tax reform to ensure smaller-medium-sized companies can invest and compete.  “Preventing companies from deducting business interest (or even restricting it to select companies based on size or revenue) will have a significant negative impact on capital intensive industries, such as construction equipment distributors,” McGuire wrote.  To read the full letter, click here.

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