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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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Congress Approves First Major Tax Code Rewrite in Decades

20 December 2017

AED’s President and CEO Brian P. McGuire issued the following statement after congressional approval of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Every major piece of legislation will have some positives and some negatives. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is no different. While AED didn’t get everything we wanted, I have no doubt that had we not been at the table throughout the process the industry would be in a far worse position. “The tax reform process isn’t over. The more »

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AED Alert: Final Tax Conference Committee Agreement Released

18 December 2017

On the evening of Dec. 15, congressional leaders unveiled the final conference committee report for Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. As with any major piece of legislation, there are positive and negative aspects. However, the final agreement contains many of AED’s recommendations to the conference committee, including a lower rate for most pass-throughs (including trusts and estates), the ability for construction equipment dealers to take advantage of full expensing of new and used equipment and business interest initially capped at more »

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AED Sends Letter to Conferees on Tax Reform

13 December 2017

From the beginning of the tax reform process, AED has worked hard in Washington representing the interests of our membership. We have done this with input from our Public Policy Council (PPC), Board of Directors and individual members who have responded to our alerts. I think we can all agree this has been a very quick and at times confusing process, so thank you to all that have helped us with your feedback. This week, AED delivered a comprehensive letter to more »

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