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AED Leadership Conference Video

What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas! To make it feel like you were at our 2016 Leadership Conference with us, view our video to see the highlights from this year's event.

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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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Administration Move on Cuba Regulations Is Another Important Step Towards Normalized Relations

14 October 2016

AED President & CEO Brian P. McGuire issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s announcement that it was amending Cuban sanction regulations to facilitate scientific collaboration, increased humanitarian support and trade and commerce between the United States and Cuba.  We’re very pleased that President Obama has made these additional, commonsense improvements to the Cuban sanction regulations. This is further progress towards normalized relations that will benefit both the American and Cuban people. But more has to happen. more »

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Obama Administration Issues Mandatory Sick Leave Rule

3 October 2016

Furthering its efforts to implement its policy priorities through executive action, on Sept. 30, the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a final rule mandating paid sick leave for employees of federal government contractors. The mandate, which follows an executive order on the same topic issued by President Obama in Sept. 2015, will require covered federal government workers to accrue at least seven days (56 hours) annually to   The rule applies only to federal contracts awarded starting Jan. 1, 2017. The more »

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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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