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Does your dealership provided on-going education for your employees? Does your dealership use technical assessments to hire your employees? Watch this video for the answers to these questions and more!

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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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Summer Congressional Visits Reap Legislative Progress

26 September 2016

AED has made coordinating industry congressional facility visits and meetings a top priority. More than 50 such events have occurred in 2016 alone, with more planned before election day. The visits are reaping substantial benefits as Congress is making progress on the industry’s remaining legislative priorities despite it being a presidential election year, which oftentimes halts the lawmaking process. At the end of 2015, AED scored major legislative victories as bonus depreciation was reinstated and extended, increased Sec. 179 expensing more »

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Congress Considers AED-Supported Workforce, Water Infrastructure Bills

16 September 2016

AED’s 2016 legislative priorities are moving closer to the finish line as the House approved legislation reauthorizing federal career technical education programs and the Senate passed legislation to fund Army Corps of Engineer construction programs and invest in underground water infrastructure. The congressional action comes on the heels of AED’s President & CEO Brian McGuire and Senior Vice President Diane Benck of West Side Tractor Sales Co. hand-delivering a letter on Sept. 1 to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) urging more »

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Construction Industry Urges Congress to Tackle Skilled Worker Shortage

9 September 2016

In a letter to House leadership coordinated by AED and delivered on Sept. 8, 26 leading construction industry organizations told Congress to swiftly pass and enact the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), bipartisan legislation that reforms, modernizes, and reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Act. The groups told lawmakers that, “By making technical education a priority, Congress can help better prepare workers for well-paying careers, ensure that U.S. companies are able to seize new more »

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