AED Hits Road to Showcase Need for Infrastructure Legislation

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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

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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

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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

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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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AED Foundation Takes a Closer Look at Autonomous Technology

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The AED Foundation announced the release of a research report on the impact of autonomous technology on the business models of Associated Equipment Distributors’ members and their customers.  “A Study of the Impact of Autonomous Technology” was created by Ontario-based CAVCOE, formerly the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence, on behalf of the AED Foundation. The research results show that…

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AED Sends Congress Pro-Growth Legislative Agenda

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The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) delivered a letter to Congress outlining the construction equipment industry’s legislative priorities for the 116th congressional session, which includes infrastructure investment, addressing the skills gap, tax permanency and pursuing pro-growth trade and energy policies. “AED members are ready for Congress to work together in a bipartisan manner to enact pro-growth, job-creating policies that will ensure the country’s economic vitality…

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Hayes Named AED Foundation VP of Operations

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The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) recently hired Cory Hayes as vice president of operations for the AED Foundation. Hayes has nearly 20 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry, working with dealers, OEMs and service providers. “Serving as a leader within the equipment industry over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with AED on industry projects, as…

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