Industries We Serve
The equipment distribution industry is experiencing a tremendous amount of change. The more information, resources, networking and marketing opportunities your company has at your disposal, the better your chances of gaining and maintaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is committed to enhancing the success and profitability of organizations like yours by creating a wide range of products, services and information resources to help you meet business objectives. As an AED member, you’ll have access to these offerings at a reduced rate.
The Benefits of an AED Membership
Your company can take advantage of a wide variety of opportunities as an AED member:
Professional Development & Education
We offer a series of live and on-demand webinars, online self-study courses, in-person professional development sessions and other tools and resources to boost your organization’s industry knowledge. These offerings cover a broad range of industry-specific topics encompassing areas such as parts, sales, service, finance and human resources.
Through The AED Foundation, you’ll have access to online technical tests to assist you when hiring and evaluating service technicians. Use them to ascertain the skill levels of job applicants and determine their suitability for the position. You can also identify additional training opportunities for your current employees. Benchmarking reports are available so you can compare testing results with those throughout your industry.
With your AED membership, you’ll receive an informative magazine that will keep you abreast of the latest developments in your industry, as well as the equipment distribution industry in general. This must-have resource is CED Magazine, the only award-winning magazine dedicated to the equipment distribution industry. Other available resources include the D.C. Debrief and Ottawa Briefing to keep you in the loop about changes in government regulations that could impact your business, as well as a variety of reports and research on industry-related topics.
Attend events like the AED Summit to participate in dealer-specific education sessions, view new product lines and network with other professionals in your industry. Other opportunities include the AED Leadership Conference, the Executive Conclave, Financial/HR Symposium, Small Dealer Conference and the Washington Fly-In event.
As an AED member, you can receive free copies of benchmarking reports that summarize the feedback that you and other members provide in industry surveys.
AED serves as an advocate for the equipment distribution industry. As your voice in the U.S. and Canada, we provide public and private advocacy services that enable you to meet directly with your elected representatives and their senior staff. Getting to know your representative can help you affect legislative changes that can benefit your business.