AED Preferred Providers and Affinity Partners

The AED Preferred Provider and Affinity Partner Programs were established to provide special benefits available only to AED members from participating companies. The services and benefits provided by these partners are not commercially available to the general marketplace or to non-AED members. The Associated Equipment Distributors has partnered with these companies to provide unique and advantageous offerings exclusively to AED members.

If you are interested in learning more about the Preferred Provider or Affinity Partner Programs, please contact Jon Cruthers at 630-468-5127 or

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Sentry Insurance

Sentry Insurance is one of the largest and strongest mutual companies in the United States. With assets of more than $14 billion, and a policyholder surplus of nearly $4.2 billion*, Sentry Insurance is rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry’s leading rating authority. Sentry provides businesses with property and casualty products as well as 401(k), employee benefits and life insurance.

For more information, please contact Eric Stiles at 715-346-7272, or visit

*Assets and policyholder surplus as of Dec. 31, 2014, and represent the aggregate total for all members of the Sentry Insurance Group and are not reflective of any individual underwriting company.


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Altus Global Trade Solutions

Altus is a leader in the commercial credit services industry. We are one of the country’s top ten largest commercial agencies in terms of placement volume.

Altus was built upon strong foundations: customer service and loyalty. Client Results are obtained by using sophisticated procedures for all the services we provide, including domestic and international commercial collections, receivables management outsourcing, credit services, vendor credits and legal forwarding.

The procedures ensure optimum results for our clients while protecting their name and image in the marketplace. Our excellence in client service comes from our commitment to exceed the high standards expected by our clients. We achieve our results with professional staffing and superior technological resources.

The commercial credit services company you choose makes a difference. The Altus difference means improved collection results and outstanding client services.

For more information, please contact: Dave Lucas at 303-716-1613, or visit


Since 2002, CardConnect has helped thousands of businesses streamline and simplify their payment processing while providing the best security solution available. CardConnect is recognized as an industry leader in payment security and processing technology. Our mission is to make accepting payments as seamless as possible for our customers. We accomplish this by marrying personalized service with the most flexible technology platform available today. Our state-of-the-art security solution utilizes P2PE (point to point encryption) and patented tokenization to protect customers’ data. CardPointe is our one stop shop for all your payment processing needs. All of our payment acceptance products come with complementary access to CardPointe, giving you the power to manage processed payments and view full transaction lifecycle reports in real-time. Effortlessly void, capture and refund – from your desktop or mobile. As a member of AED you can receive access to CardPointe while saving an average of 27% on your credit card processing.

Find out how to simplify your processing needs by visit our website or contact CardConnect at 877-948-9733 |