Associations Pledge to Work with Biden Administration

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration and pledged that equipment manufacturers will actively support the efforts of the new administration to confront our nation’s many challenges, chief among them, ending the pandemic and ensuring a safe and rapid economic recovery.

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Association Heads Comment on Presidential Election

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement on the outcome of the 2020 elections: “NSSGA commends a record number of citizens for exercising their right to vote and congratulates the winners of this historic election. The strength of ROCKPAC and the active engagement of our members in the political process served to…

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AED Hits Road to Showcase Need for Infrastructure Legislation

Last week, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) leadership embarked on a 10-day, multi-city bus tour to visit equipment dealers across the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and the West. The purpose of the “Driving for Dealers” bus tour is to highlight the critical need for federal infrastructure legislation. The tour kicked off on Sept. 16 with stops in Illinois and St.…

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AED Demands Immediate Action to Rebuild Infrastructure

Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4. “This evening, President Trump highlighted past policy successes and articulated his vision for America’s continued prosperity. Make no mistake about it, the future of economic growth, quality of life and international competitiveness in the…

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AED Announces 2020 Summit Details

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)  announced the detailed agenda for its 2020 Summit Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Jan. 14-17, 2020. Featured speakers for the annual event will include former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Army Ranger Kris Paronto and former American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks. “The AED Summit is the starting line for a successful year,” stated AED President…

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Agreement Reached to Remove Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

On May 17, the United States, Canada and Mexico announced an agreement to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from each of the countries. The move will lift the 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs the United States imposed nearly a year ago, which resulted in retaliatory measures from Canada and Mexico. Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) opposed the tariffs and frequently warned the…

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AED: Congress Should Approve USMCA

On April 9, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) delivered a letter to congressional leadership expressing support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urging lawmakers to expeditiously consider and ratify the accord between the United States’ closest trading partners. “As a U.S.-based organization with companies operating in the United States, Canada and Mexico, AED’s members are uniquely impacted by the trade uncertainty in North America,”…

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