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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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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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House Committee Members, Industry Organizations Unanimous in Support of Technical Education Bill

18 July 2016

On July 7, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce unanimously approved the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587). The bill, introduced on June 28 by Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.) and Katherine Clark (D-Ma.), reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which is the central federal investment mechanism for training in high-skill, in-demand jobs. On the same day the committee voted, AED joined more than 250 other more »

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House Committee Opens Effort to Overhaul Technical Education

12 July 2016

Leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce unveiled the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.” Introduced by Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.) and Katherine Clark (D-Ma.), the legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which is the central federal investment mechanism for training in high-skill, in-demand jobs.   Since 1984, the Perkins Act has provided federal support to state and local career and technical education (CTE) programs. more »

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DOT Announces FASTLANE Grants

12 July 2016

On July 6, the House Transportation & Infrastructure and Senate Environment & Public Works Committees’ leadership awarded initial grants under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program. In all, 18 projects received $759 million. Referred to as “FASTLANE” grants, the program was created by the 2015 surface transportation reauthorization bill (the FAST Act) to help states and localities fund critical freight and highway projects across the country. The funds will help finance more than more »

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