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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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AED Chairwoman Demands Immediate, Bipartisan Action on Infrastructure

14 May 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, AED’s 2018 Chairwoman Diane Benck of West Side Tractor Sales Co. demanded congressional action to invest in the United States’ crumbling infrastructure. Benck’s call to action came during a Capitol Hill press conference where she was joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Reps. Garret Graves (R-La.), Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), as well as other senior construction industry leaders who participated. more »

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Equipment Industry Calls for Permanent Tariff Exemption for Canadian Steel

18 April 2018

On Wednesday, April 18 two leading international trade associations joined forces to urge the Trump administration to permanently exempt Canada from steel tariffs and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) without scrapping the accord entirely. In a letter to President Donald J. Trump, Associated Equipment Distributors’ (AED) President and CEO Brian P. McGuire and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) President Dennis Slater commended the efforts to maintain strong cross-border relations with Canada while also warning of the more »

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President Trump Signs Steel and Aluminum Tariff Proclamations

12 March 2018

Yesterday, President Trump signed two proclamations imposing steel (25 percent) and aluminum tariffs (10 percent).  AED is concerned about the impact these actions could have on equipment distributors, manufacturers and their customers and the effect on the cost of future infrastructure projects. The association will closely monitor implementation of the tariffs and work with other industry organizations, the administration and Congress to limit its impact on construction equipment dealers. However, AED was pleased that certain countries were exempted, particularly Canada, and more »

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