Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)

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Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is an international trade association representing companies involved in the distribution, rental and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture and industrial applications. Our 500 distributor member companies account for more than $15 billion of annual sales of construction equipment and related supplies and services in the U.S. and Canada. Our average distributor member achieves more than $40 million per year in revenues, and employs 80 people. AED serves: Independent distributors that sell, rent, and provide aftermarket support for construction equipment and related equipment and products Manufacturers of construction and related equipment and products Suppliers of business services, including finance, insurance, business systems/ERP and others We enhance the ongoing success and profitability of our member companies by creating and providing high quality products, services and information, including: Public policy advocacy – AED is our members’ voice in Washington Industry education, training and career development Research, analysis, and information on markets, economic and business trends, and performance benchmarks Events and opportunities that enhance networking, facilitate business-to-business interaction and cooperation, and cultivate sources of capital and finance Public relations that promotes knowledge, understanding, and enhancement of the evolving role of distributors in North American markets We believe in and encourage the highest business standards and ethical behavior. We are committed to strengthening the free enterprise system. We encourage synergy and cooperation among individuals and companies when pursuing the industry’s common interests. We value continuous improvement and lifelong learning, and we encourage and support members of the industry in their active participation in the processes of government.

Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors, issued the following in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent Value of Construction Put in Place (VIP) survey, which shows public construction spending in the country hit a 24-year low in the second quarter of this year. “With trillions of dollars of infrastructure...

McAllister Equipment Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of Park J. Allison to Vice President of Sales. Based at the company’s headquarters in Alsip-IL, Allison will be responsible for providing leadership and coordination for McAllister’s sales function. He will develop strategies to deliver profitable growth while creating and maintaining a...

DEUTZ Corporation and Gwinnett Technical College of Lawrenceville, GA are helping students in the College’s Heavy Diesel Service Technician program prepare for their future careers. As part of the new DEUTZ Technical Education Partnership, DEUTZ Corporation has donated seven diesel engines to the program, giving students hands-on experience with...

A delegation of equipment industry executives and senior AED staff visited Cuba last week as part of an AED-organized trip to explore long-term business prospects on the island. As part of the visit, the AED group met with senior officials at the ministries of mines, construction, and foreign trade and investment. AED members also received a...

As a major player in the world arena, LiuGong always gives priority to the development of overseas markets as part of its global vision and strategy. Although the global construction equipment industry has been experiencing a tough time during the past few years, LiuGong continuously focuses on not only the emerging markets, but also the...

Atlas Copco Construction announces MECO Miami Inc. as a dedicated service provider for customers near Pampano Beach, Florida.
“MECO Miami has a great history of supporting its customers,” said Alan Kurus, Atlas Copco Construction vice president of sales. “Our customers can rest assured that their equipment needs will be met while working with...

Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, expands its representation in the North American market to include Wilson Equipment as part of its dealer network. Wilson Equipment will represent the versatile Terramac product line in the Louisville, Lexington and eastern Kentucky markets as well as southern Indiana....

New Jersey heavy equipment dealers turned out in force March 1 to show their support for a potential Diesel/Equipment Technology program at Union Community College (UCC) in Cranford, N.J. Approximately 90 percent of the state’s equipment dealers attended the event, which was intended as a discussion to gauge interest from local businesses in...

Barry Stoughton has always enjoyed solving problems. He liked finding solutions so much that he obtained a master’s degree in abstract algebra, and he taught math at a high school in a northwest suburb of Chicago for 16 years and moonlighted as a math instructor at a community college in the area for 15 years. Although Stoughton thought he would...

On March 16, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved with overwhelmingly bipartisan support the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S.2658). The 18-month reauthorization increases funding for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) (the primary vehicle for federal investment in airport...