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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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Trump Unveils Long-Awaited Infrastructure Plan

11 February 2018

This morning, the Trump administration unveiled it’s much anticipated “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America.” The proposal is a broad “infrastructure plan” that isn’t limited to roads and bridges, but addresses other projects including drinking and wastewater systems, waterways, water resources, energy, rural infrastructure, public lands, veterans’ hospitals and Brownfield and Superfund sites. The set of principles tracks closely with what AED and other stakeholders have advocated for since last year. “I commend President Trump for focusing on rebuilding more »

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AED’s McGuire: Infrastructure Talk Must Become Action

30 January 2018

Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors, issued the following statement following President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address. “While AED commends President Trump for continuing to focus on infrastructure investment, the time is long overdue for words to become action. Every day there are numerous examples of structurally deficient bridges, dams and levees and inadequate roads, airports and pipes. Time is wasted in traffic or sitting on an overcrowded runway. Clean water is squandered more »

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AED Elects First Female Chair

29 January 2018

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) elected Diane Benck to serve as 2018 Chairwoman last week at their annual Summit held in Las Vegas. Benck, Vice President of General Operations at West Side Tractor Sales in Naperville, Illinois, becomes the first woman to lead AED. She replaces outgoing Chairman Wes Stowers, President of Stowers Machinery in Knoxville, Tennessee. “I am honored my colleagues in the industry have put their faith in me, and I am up to the task,” stated Benck. She more »

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