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AED Holds Annual Summit, CONDEX Show in D.C.

Mon January 30, 2012 - National Edition
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Bagela Asphalt Recyclers has been successfully establishing distribution in the Eastern and Midwestern parts of the United States for its portable hot asphalt recycling systems.
Bagela Asphalt Recyclers has been successfully establishing distribution in the Eastern and Midwestern parts of the United States for its portable hot asphalt recycling systems.
Bagela Asphalt Recyclers has been successfully establishing distribution in the Eastern and Midwestern parts of the United States for its portable hot asphalt recycling systems. Tom O’Leary and Monique Alexander represent Corface North America, a full-service commercial collection agency, which has been a proud member of AED for many years. All of their collections are entirely contingent, so if they don’t collect, th Fred Vilsmeier (L) of Ritchie Bros. and Don Etnyre of E.D. Etnyre, Oregon, Ill., discuss current industry trends. (L-R): Doreen Putnam, Ron Robertson, John Myers, James Jarrell, Angela Larson, Robert Doyle, and Mike Sims, all of Woods Equipment Company, represent a complete line of construction buckets, couplers and thumbs, for all types of heavy equipment applicatio (L-R): Broce Brooms, manufactured in Oklahoma, are represented at this year’s AED by Dave Krason, Jim Cornelsen, and John Mortin. Rogers Trailers is one of the oldest and most trusted names in the manufacturing of lowboy trailers. Fielding questions from this year’s attendees is Bill Brenoel (L) and Jay Kulyk. Representing the full range of Sakai asphalt and dirt compaction equipment is Alex Jamieson. Gary Wade (L), president of All Island Equipment, West Babylon, N.Y., brings Gerard Calamari, president of Contractors Sales, up to speed on the benefits of regularly advertising in the pages of Construction Equipment Guide. Pine Bush Equipment in Pine Bush, N.Y., is presented with an Outstanding Dealer Award from Hydrema. (L-R): Jan Werner of Hydrema, Mark Hufcut of Pine Bush Equipment, Kris Binder of Hydrema, and Holly Bodnar and Kevin Keroack, both of Pine Bush Equipment. For solutions to tough crushing and screening challenges contact Sean Donaghy (L) and Robert Nelson of IROC. Mike Chenet (L) of Construction Crane & Tractor, Folcroft, Pa., discusses the outlook for this year’s paving equipment sales with Barry Banks, president of Midland Machinery. HydrauliCircuit Technology’s Mike Davis (L), sales manager, and Bobby Hudson (C), national sales manager, discuss their product offering with Dale Deweese, national sales manager of Werk-Brau Co., Findlay, Ohio. (L-R): Company Wrench representatives Chuck Sadowski, Michael Gilmartin and Norbert Hammeke are eager to discuss their company’s locations in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast. AED was the kickoff event for The Road Connection Tour, which promotes increased road funding to help create jobs and provide better roads for all. For more information, visit www.theroadconnection.org. Attendance improved at this year’s CONDEX show, another indicator of growing confidence in the construction equipment economy. Curt Peterka (L) and Andrew Gillman of The RoadConnection.org describe their organization’s plans to increase awareness of the importance of infrastructure construction and repair. Kevin O’Donnell (L) and Jan Werner of Hydrema introduce equipment dealers to the features of the Hydrema model 922HM all-wheel drive articulated truck. Gorilla Hammers made its AED debut in an effort to expand its ever growing hydraulic hammer distribution network. Tom Barry (L) and Steve Cohen of The Screen Machine rated this year’s CONDEX a big success. IronPlanet explains the benefits of its online used construction equipment auctions. Throughout the day, speakers representing various aspects of equipment distribution presented informative seminars to the AED membership.

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) held its annual Summit & CONDEX show Jan. 18 to 20 in Washington, D.C.

Representatives from the industry’s leading dealerships and manufacturers from the United States, Canada and abroad attended the AED convention at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

Attendees were mostly upbeat about what lies ahead in 2012 as construction employment data continues a modest improvement.