Associated Equipment Distributors
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Associated Equipment Distributors
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is an international trade association based in Oak Brook, IL, representing construction equipment distributors, manufacturers and industry-service firms. AED members sell, service and rent equipment to such markets as heavy and light construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, aggregates, engines and industrial.

About AED
About Associated Equipment Distributors

Members Speak Out

Membership Information

Leadership Roster

Staff Roster

The AED Foundation
AED Foundation - An affiliate of Associated Equipment Distributors

Local Groups
Local Group

AED Member Plaque

AED Washington Office

About AED in Washington

Washington Insights Newsletter

Washington Policy Issues

AED's Political Action Committee (PAC)
AED's Political Action Committee (PAC) allows equipment distributors speak with a common voice in the political process by helping to elect federal candidates who share the political goals of the equipment industry.

The Washington Education Fund (WEF)

Writing Letters to your Representatives in Congress

Meeting Members of Congress

Legislative Action Center

Building Better Communities
Quality Growth Toolkit

Contact the Washington Office

Washington Office Resources

The AED Foundation
The AED Foundation


Live Auction Benefit

Auction Committee

Auction Sponsorship Benefits

Golf Benefit
Auction Sponsorship Benefits

Annual Fund Investors

Investment Form
The AED Foundation relies primarily on the personal and financial generosity of AED members. Those members know that strengthening the Foundation means that they are contributing to the solidity and continuity of the industry. Investors recognize that the Foundation stands alone in providing many special services to the construction equipment industry. Thanks to investors, the Foundation continues to fill a void by creating programs that would not exist otherwise and which fulfill AED members' needs.

Legacy Society Charter Members

Accredited Technical Schools
AED Accredited post-secondary colleges have met the rigorous requirements of AED's national standards for equipment technology programs. These Standards for Construction Equipment Technology have been developed and are updated by The AED Foundation's Technical Training Committee with broad representation from industry distributors, technical schools, and manufacturers. The standards have truly been developed "by industry, for the industry" to meet specific industry needs.

AED Recognized Education Alliance Schools
AED Recognized Education Alliance Schools have met technical program requirements that have been defined by the AED dealers working with those technical schools. These "locally-defined technical standards" are derived from, and are a subset of, AED national technical standards. AED local dealer groups determine when the schools have met the established requirements. AED Recognition via the Alliance program is conferred by the AED local dealer group. AED Alliance schools are also encouraged to maintain the momentum and achieve AED Accreditation.

Accreditation Schools in Process and Prospects
AED Accreditation Schools In Process are actively working to achieve AED Accreditation with support from local AED dealers. Typically the in process schools shown here have either requested an AED Accreditation application or AED Evaluation Team Leaders have made a courtesy visit or evaluation and have determined that the school is a candidate for AED Accreditation. This group of colleges continues to grow with the increasing demands of the heavy equipment industry for skilled technicians.

AEDF Board Of Directors

AEDF Staff Members

AEDU Seminars

AED University Certifications and CEUs

Personal Develop. Plan
AED University PDPs and Assessments

AED University/LMS

School Accred. Program

Tech. Training Comm.
Technical Training Committee Members

Dealer/School Locator
AED Member Dealer, AED Accredited School, and Local Secondary School Location Finder


AED Webinars

Executive Forum

AED Summit (Annual Meeting)


Hospitality Headquarters


CED Subscription
Construction Equipment Distribution magazine

Preferred Providers

Welcome to AED University

Web Services
AED Web Services

CODB Survey
Cost of Doing Business Profit Opportunity Report

Career Development
AED Products: Career Development

Distance Learning
AED Products: Distance Learning

Financial Management
AED Products: Financial Management

Human Resources
AED Products: Human Resources

AED Products: Management

Member Services
AED Products: Member Services

Product Support
AED Products: Product Support

Rental Management
AED Products: Rental Management

Safety Training
AED Products: Safety Training

AED Products: Sales

Senior Management
AED Products: Senior Management

Industry Info
Industry Info
AEDNews - Construction Equipment Industry News

AED News - Subscribe

AED News - Unsubscribe

CED Magazine

Government Affairs
AED Washington Office

CODB Survey
Cost of Doing Business Profit Opportunity Report

Find a Member
Find a Member

AED Member Finder - Dealer

AED Member Finder - Manufacturer

Service Suppliers
AED Member Finder - Service Suppliers

Used Equipment
MachineMart - Your Construction Equipment Source

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