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Look back at 100 years of AED!

In 2019, AED is celebrating its 100th anniversary! Take a look back at the last 100 years, how things have changed and where we are now!

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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.

AED invites you to join our growing network of companies and organizations working together to advance the success of the construction equipment industry.

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Continuing Business Education

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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Industry Education And Development

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 Alert: AED Highlights Successful 2020 Summit Meeting & CONDEX – Ron Barlet of Bejac Elected Chairman of AED

23 January 2020

Schaumburg, IL- Associated Equipment Distributors is pleased to present highlights of the highly successful Summit Meeting & CONDEX held January 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. “I’d like to thank all the dealers, manufacturers and service provider partners who attended our 2020 Summit & CONDEX,” stated AED President & CEO Brian P. McGuire. “It was an outstanding event and we continue to strive to deliver high-quality events and services for our great members. We look forward to seeing more »

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AED Alert: AED Urges House to Support USMCA Approval

18 December 2019

On December 18, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) delivered a letter to House leadership, expressing the association’s support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Last week, the Trump administration and congressional negotiators announced a resolution to move forward on consideration of USMCA, the proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The House is expected to vote on the new trade accord before leaving Washington for the year, and its anticipated the Senate will consider it early in 2020. more »

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AED Alert: HOS Reforms will Provide Much-Needed Flexibility for Equipment Dealers, AED Tells FMCSA

22 October 2019

On October 21, AED submitted comments supporting several modifications to the hours of service (HOS) rules in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). AED believes the HOS regulations shouldn’t apply to equipment service technicians, as driving is ancillary to these individuals’ primary job functions. However, based on member feedback, the association supported the following modifications, most of which were contained in FMCSA’s NPRM that will offer greater flexibility and more »

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