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 most financially secure mutual insurance companies in the United States, holding an A+ (superior) rating* from A.M. Best. Sentry and its subsidiaries sell property and casualty insurance, life insurance, annuities, and retirement programs for businesses and individuals throughout the country. Headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Sentry employs more than 4,000 associates in 41 states. See a complete list of underwriting companies at

*A+ (superior) A.M. Best Financial Strength Rating (FSR) current as of May 2018. See for rating information.

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


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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