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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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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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Esko-area sewer line condition indicative of nationwide crisis

18 September 2017

This article was originally published in the Pine Journal. The view the original article, click here. To the Editor: The recent discovery that substantial sections of the main sewer line between Cloquet and Duluth are in poor condition and in need of repair forces residents, businesses and local officials to clean up the mess and endure significant expense as our leaders in Washington continue to forsake their responsibility to invest in the nation’s infrastructure in a long-term, sustainable manner (“Sewer more »

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AED’s McGuire: Washington Has No More Excuses When it Comes to Infrastructure

15 August 2017

Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors, issued the following in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent Value of Construction Put in Place (VIP) survey, which shows public construction spending in the country hit a 24-year low in the second quarter of this year. “With trillions of dollars of infrastructure needs in the United States, it’s disappointing that public construction spending is declining. However, it’s not surprising, considering our leaders in Washington continue to forsake their more »

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