Why Join?

Your Partner For The
North American
Distribution Industry

No other association can reach North American distributors and open the pathway to a discussion like Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) can do for you.

AED brings together independent industry-leading distributors and manufacturers of equipment in the agriculture, construction, cranes, forestry, material handling, mining, power generation, and rental markets across in North America along with the service providers supporting equipment distribution.


AED enhances the growth of manufacturers in expanding their distribution network in North America through:

  • Public policy and legislative advocacy supporting free trade
  • Business news and information
  • Networking events that facilitate business-to-business interaction, cooperation, and growth-cultivation
  • Best practices and benchmarking reports

AED provides a variety of services and business development opportunities for our members at a reduced rate and we want you, as an active member, to take full advantage of your membership!

Join AED

Everything AED provides to our membership is designed to enhance the ongoing success and profitability of businesses by providing public policy and advocacy, industry-specific education, career development opportunities, research, benchmarking reports and networking platforms to facilitate business-to-business interactions.

AED is your pathway to flexible learning opportunities that accommodate every level of dealership employee, from apprentice to executive.

With a wide variety of professional education services including position-specific certifications, webinars, self-study courses and on site custom programs in management, parts, service, sales, and rental. Members also receive our award-winning monthly publication, Construction Equipment Distribution (CED) Magazine.

Discover a few of the benefits of an AED Membership below:

CED Magazine

As AED’s monthly publication, the award-winning CED Magazine is the cornerstone of your marketing plan to communicate with the industry’s most influential decision-makers and top companies. CED readers are the owners, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, executives and general managers of equipment distributors across North America.

Latest Issue

Access to AED’s Online Portal and Membership Directory

As an AED Member, you can locate factory authorized dealerships that are members of AED. You can search for member organizations or individuals at member organizations through keywords, names and titles.

Access the Membership Directory

AED brings together thousands of professionals at Summit, the premier industry event for equipment distributors and manufacturers.

Each year, more than 500 companies attend and participate in Summit. Summit is the only industry event dedicated to the equipment distribution industry.

Learn About Summit


Interested in More Information?

Contact Jon Cruthers, Vice President, at 630-468-5127 or jcruthers@aedenet.org.

Learn More

Join AED and Get Involved

With our growing network of companies and organizations working together to advance the success of the equipment distribution industry.

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