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Rebuilding the construction equipment industry's workforce

The AED Foundation is working to address our industry's skills gap, one that is negatively impacting the dealer technician job market. Share this video on social media, add it to your website or use it as a recruitment tool to help students and others explore the technician career path.

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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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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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Judge Halts New Overtime Rules

29 November 2016

On Nov. 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the Obama administration’s controversial overtime rules, which would have imposed a significant burden on commercial enterprise, particularly small businesses. The court determined the Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded its authority in the final regulation. The onerous requirements were set to take effect on Dec. 1 and would have doubled the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) salary threshold for overtime pay exemption. Under existing regulations, employees more »

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Frank Martin Sons’ Ouellette Repeats as AED Pundit of the Year

22 November 2016

AED is pleased to announce that Steve Ouellette, president of Frank Martin Sons, Inc. in Ft. Kent Mills, Maine is the winner of AED’s 2016 Pundit of the Year contest. Ouellette remained cool headed through October’s campaign tumult and correctly predicted the outcome of seven of the ten races highlighted in this year’s challenge. The repeat victory – Ouellette also earned the top spot for the previous national election in 2014 – is his third overall. Along with the bragging more »

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Trump Election Creates Enormous Opportunities (and a Few Risks) for the Equipment Industry

14 November 2016

What Donald Trump achieved on election day was both unexpected and historic. Despite unprecedented fragmentation and disunity in the Republican Party, Trump excited the base and turned out the vote. Not only did he get himself elected, but the excitement he generated drove Republican turnout across the country, helping to protect vulnerable seats and keeping the House and Senate in GOP hands. In the wake of victory, most Republicans who abandoned Trump on the campaign trail seemed happy to fall more »

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