AED Preferred Providers
The AED Preferred Provider Program was 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.
Property & Casualty Insurance and 401(k) Benefits
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 www.sentry.com.
*A+ (superior) A.M. Best Financial Strength Rating (FSR) current as of May 2018. See ambest.com for rating information.
Heavy Haul/Freight Services
VeriTread is a team driven by technology that connects shipping customers and transport service providers in a secure online commerce for the heavy haul freight industry. VeriTread enhances the relationship between shippers and carriers by providing a suite of innovative decision tools that empower members to make smarter, more informed transportation decisions. We enable shippers to move freight seamlessly and without hassle while providing carriers with transparency and reliability.
AED members will save $5,000 by receiving no set-up or training fees, free carrier onboarding and no integration fees.
The J & R Group at Merrill Lynch is an institutional advisory and consulting team with more than 100 years of combined investment consulting experience. They are responsible for providing investment advice, institutional philanthropic and retirement plan consulting services, wealth and liability management, and financial planning services to clients who entrust them with over $2.2B in assets. While they are headquartered in Chicago, they serve individual clients, companies and nonprofit institutions throughout the United Sates.
A sampling of those services are:
– Retirement plan advisory services
– Institutional investment consulting
– Cash and liability management
– Equipment and Aircraft financing
Branded Promotional Products
Towsleys has been providing equipment manufacturers and distributors with creatively designed, branded promotional products for over 35 years. With customers across the country and internationally, Towsleys’ product and service solutions are driven by your needs to build your brand with customers, distributors, and/or employees. From pens, caps or t-shirts to jackets and safety vests to custom designed products, Towsleys provides high value solutions to help you build your brand.
Human Capital Technology Services
Hireology’s recruitment CRM empowers multi-location, decentralized enterprises and independently owned businesses to build their best teams with confidence. The company equips HR and business leaders with the skills and technology needed to manage the full employee lifecycle – from hire to retire – in one seamless platform. With focused expertise across several industries – including retail automotive, equipment distributors, healthcare and professional and consumer services – more than 7,500 businesses today trust Hireology to help build great teams, lift customer service and drive profitability.
Credit Card Processing and Merchant Services
Perceptive Processing based in Kansas City, is a leading credit card processor focused in the equipment distribution industry. The owners came together after working for several other credit card processors with the objective to provide better support for their customers and improve how their customers can accept credit card payments. With a personal connection and specific industry focus on equipment distribution businesses, their understanding of the transactional nature of AED members business is key to their formula for success. AED members are eligible to receive significantly reduced credit card processing rates and complimentary payment software.
Transactional Contract Agreements
James Waite Law is a corporate and transactional law legal firm with over 25 years of experience in legal agreements pertaining to buying, selling, and leasing businesses, equipment, aircraft and real estate. James R. Waite, Esq. is a leading authority in the equipment industry related to dealer transactional contracts and offers AED members preferred rates on rental contract agreement services. He also offers services to AED members in the areas of: Franchise and Dealership Law; Merges & Acquisitions; Dealer Agreements (Writing, Review and Negotiation); and Corporate Law.