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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.



Is Right-to-Repair Order a Sleeper Issue for the Construction Industry?

Have you been following the Right-to-Repair debate? Though President Joe Biden's executive order limiting anti-competitive practices was meant to chiefly benefit consumers and farmers, it has implications for the construction sector....


AED Foundation Raises Over $200,000 to Support Equipment Industry at Annual Gala, Live Auction

The AED Foundation raised more than $200,000 at its annual Fundraising Gala & Live Auction held during AED's 2022 Summit in Orlando. Funds raised will be used to support foundation programs and its mission to address the equipment industry's technician shortage....


Johnsburg Diesel Equipment Technology Earns AED Foundation Recognition

The AED Foundation (AEDF) announced its second successful high school recognition in the state of Illinois. The Johnsburg School District 12's Diesel Equipment Technology Program completed successful recognition by The AED Foundation....


Rokbak Enjoys Success at AED 2022, Looks Ahead to Busy Year

Rokbak was a major presence at this year's Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Summit event, held in Florida on Jan. 17 to 19. The company met with potential and existing dealers as it prepares for one of its busiest years in recent history....


AED Holds Annual Summit, CONDEX in Orlando, Fla.

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) held its Summit Jan. 17-19 at Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. Like all other businesses, equipment dealers as a group have faced some real challenges over the past couple of years, between Covid-19 restrictions and the overwhelming challenges presented by supply chain disruptions....


39 College Students are First to Receive Scholarships From AEDF

The AED Foundation (AEDF) has awarded scholarships to 39 students representing 13 schools across North America, totaling nearly $80,000 in scholarships. The students are the first to receive scholarships from the Foundation, which have been funded by a generous donation of $300,000 made by The Caterpillar Foundation....


Plasterer Equipment's Mike Kernan Readies for Retirement

The mark of a highly successful sales and management professional in the heavy construction equipment industry is not just the number of equipment deals he was involved with in his career, but also the number of customers who want to remain in touch with him after he has retired....


Equipment Manufacturers, Associations Hail Senate Passage of Historic Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Aug. 10 by a wide bipartisan majority vote, 69-30. Nineteen republicans joined all 50 democrats in passing the bill, which now will head to the House, though that chamber may not take up the bill until fall, after its August recess....


S.C. Congresswoman Mace Tours May-RHI, Talks Infrastructure Plan, Industry Concerns

Freshman Congresswoman Nancy Mace, a Republican from the 1st District of South Carolina, visited the Summerville branch of May-RHI on July 7 to learn more about the construction equipment business and talk about President Biden's proposed infrastructure plan....


AEDF Announces Vision 2025 Goal Increase

The AED Foundation (AEDF) announced a significant change to Vision 2025, a five-year-long campaign focused on providing industry education opportunities to reduce the workforce shortage. This transformation includes raising the goal for the number of recognized high schools from 50 schools to 150 schools....







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