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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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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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AED Tells Lawmakers to Retain Like-Kind Exchanges for Construction Equipment

8 November 2017

Last week, House Republican leadership introduced comprehensive tax reform legislation, known as the “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act” (H.R. 1). While H.R. 1 has provisions beneficial to AED members, there are also some troubling portions. AED is particularly concerned with Sec. 3303, which prevents the use of like-kind exchanges (LKE) for personal property starting in 2018. While the provision doesn’t apply to an exchange if (A) the property disposed of by the taxpayer in the exchange is disposed of on more »

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AED’s Senior Leadership Storms D.C., Talk Tax, Infrastructure, Workforce

30 October 2017

On Oct. 23-24, members of AED’s Board of Directors visited Washington, D.C. to advocate on the industry’s behalf. With comprehensive tax reform at the top of the congressional agenda, it was an opportune time to meet with Trump administration officials and leading lawmakers, including: David Kautter, Assistant Treasury Secretary for Tax Policy & Acting IRS Commissioner Mark Calabria, Chief Economist to Vice President Pence Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), New Democrat Coalition Chairman Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), House more »

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