AED (Associated Equipment Distributors)

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. They represent over 800 industrial equipment companies that rent and sell equipment used in construction, mining, energy, agriculture and other industrial applications.

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) promoted Liz McCabe to vice president of education and programs. "I am pleased to announce the promotion of Liz McCabe to the position of vice president of education and programs," said AED President and CEO Brian McGuire.

As the business world begins to recover from the effects of COVID-19, AED has announced its Summit keynote speaker for 2021 — the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan. The 2021 AED Summit will be hosted at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas from Jan.

On March 13, the Canadian Parliament approved the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ("CUSMA" or "USMCA" in the United States), becoming the third, and final, North American country to ratify the crucial international trade accord. The agreement is expected to take effect on June 1.

LBX has received the AED Foundation Champion Award, presented by the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) on Jan. 14. Presented since 2017, the award is in recognition of distinguished service of a manufacturer or service provider who has offered significant contributions to the workforce goals of The AED Foundation.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas hosted a dealer dinner in conjunction with the AED Summit in Chicago Jan. 14 to 16, 2020. The AED Summit is a premier industry event where construction equipment distributors, manufacturers and service providers are brought together able to connect with peers under one roof.

(L-R): Allen Patterson, regional business manager; Kresten Binder, executive vice president, North America; and Barry Ferrell, regional business manager of Hydrema, offer a line of side and articulated dumps in sizes that are hard to find. The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) kicked off 2020 with its annual Summit, held in Chicago Jan.

Liebherr USA Co. 's construction equipment division is the 2020 recipient of the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation Partner Award. First presented in 2017, the award recognizes the distinguished service of a manufacturer or service provider that has offered significant contributions to the professional education goals of the AED Foundation.

The AED Foundation has certified more than 500 diesel equipment technicians in 2019 through its Certified Technician Program. Since the program was launched in 2018, the Foundation has certified more than 900 technicians. The Certified Technician Program is the only non-OEM technician certification program specifically for the construction equipment industry.

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (N.C. Dist. 12) recently met with officials of Ascendum Machinery and Associated Equipment Distributors at Ascendum's corporate offices to discuss workforce development. Attracting skilled workers remains a major challenge for all fields, but it is especially important for the construction equipment industry, which is losing more than $2.4 billion in revenue annually.

The Delaware Valley Associated Equipment Distributors, one of the most active local chapters of the AED, held its spring 2019 meeting April 18, 2019, at Norris Sales Company in Conshohocken, Pa. Jason Blake, CEO of the AED Foundation, provided an update to members on his association's trade school accreditation programs, which includes efforts to bring more schools into the construction (and particularly, technicians) workforce development pipeline with dealers and manufacturers.

Ascendum Machinery, a Volvo Construction Equipment dealer with more than 15 locations across the southeast and North Dakota, is the recipient of Volvo CE's Uptime Award for 2018. The award acknowledges the company's aftermarket and customer-support efforts through consistent, timely, and reliable parts and service support in its service territory.