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Construction Equipment Distribution magazine is published by the Associated Equipment Distributors, a nonprofit trade association founded in 1919, whose membership is primarily comprised of the leading equipment dealerships and rental companies in the U.S. and Canada. AED membership also includes equipment manufacturers and industry-service firms. CED magazine has been published continuously since 1920. Associated Equipment Distributors
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  • Take the Culture Plunge  (January 2012)
    By Christine Corelli
    Get everyone in the dealership on board for a transformation – here are 12 steps to get you moving in the right direction.
  • Don’t Let a Champion Get Away  (July 2010)
    By Bill & Chris Sitter
    In order to soar in your market, recruit people whose remarkable strengths far exceed any minor lacking skills.
  • Pitfalls to Avoid in Employee Termination - Part 2  (November 2009)
    By John Boggs, ESQ.
    Compliant, consistent procedures on performance reviews, disciplinary action and layoffs can prevent disgruntled feelings – which in turn can prevent lawsuits.
  • It Could Happen to You  (April 2009)
    CED Magazine, April 2009
    More than just a bad idea, the card check bill is a 'massive' piece of labor legislation that holds adverse consequences for business owners and employees alike - and it's very near the threshold of passing both houses of Congress.
  • Success in Succession Planning  (March 2009)
    By Dana Telford
    It's about so much more than just filling your shoes - use these four key principles to help guide decisions about transferring ownership to the best hands.
  • Nine Ways to Become More Tech-Friendly  (February 2009)
    Edited excertps from the final report of research conducted by David Pier, Access GE Leader, GE Capital Corporation - America(s), for The AED Foundation
    Research indicates that innovation and communication are needed to improve your service department as well as the long-term recruitment and retention of technicians.
  • The Case for Hiring Maturity  (February 2009)
    By Bill & Chris Sitter
    Many in the 55-plus crowd remain interested in career opportunities - here's why you should be interested in them.
  • Trim the Fat on Health Care Costs  (January 2009)
    By Mary Sedor
    Implementing a wellness program has a double-edge benefit: lower costs to you, plus healthier, more productive employees. You decide which is more valuable.
  • Right-Sizing in Challenging Times  (November 2008)
    By Bill & Chris Sitter
    Let logical method and clear communication be your guides as you evaluate staffing needs in the dealership.
  • Beyond the Blackberry  (October 2008)
    By Mary Sedor
    Consider the range of top tech tools your salespeople can use to beat the competition.
  • The Power of Four: Unlocking Generational Synergies  (October 2008)
    By Kim Phelan
    Speaker and humorist Meagan Johnson, famous for her 'Zap the Gap' presentations, tells how employers can thrive by promoting understanding and tolerance among the generations all present in today's workforce.
  • Mentoring for Managers  (April 2008)
    By Mary Sedor
    Encouraging mentoring relationships can help your younger employees - and managers in particular - become more productive faster, while retaining them longer.
  • Thinking 'Two' Deep  (April 2008)
    By Bill & Chris Sitter
    Viewing candidates with an eye to their future roles is key to succession planning, which will help prevent management gaps in your company.
  • Pitfalls of Promoting a Sales Ace  (February 2008)
    By Bill & Chris Sitter
    The very things that make your sales superstar successful could be the same traits that spell disaster in a sales manager's role.
  • Saving the Life of Your Family Business  (February 2008)
    By Dana Telford
    Building clear policies for governance, merit and transparency will keep the family-owned company healthy, even if symptoms of peril are not yet evident.
  • Give Employees What They Want  (December 2007)
    Written By Mary Sedor
    Does ‘happy' have a dollar value? It may be in vogue to say that people are your greatest asset, but when they know you mean it, your bottom line will feel it.
  • What Can We Learn from Material Handling?  (December 2007)
    Written By Kim Phelan
    Larry O'Neill is the former president and CEO of Patten Industries, a Caterpillar CE dealership serving the Chicago metropolitan region. A year ago, he shifted into the parallel industry of material handling (MH) to become the top executive at Equipment Depot of Illinois, also serving the greater Chicago area with six locations. CED editor Kim Phelan recently spoke with O'Neill to contrast the two distribution industries and highlight some of the MH best practices that could benefit construction equipment dealers.
  • Coaching: More than Just a Title  (November 2007)
    Written By Mitch Harper
    Effective coaching in management means building synergy through others, no matter who's on the team.
  • A Salute to Dealers  (November 2007)
    Written By Mary Sedor
    Equipment dealers go above and beyond the 'call of duty' to support their employees on military leave.
  • Defining Your Hiring Target  (October 2007)
    Written By: BILL & CHRIS SITTER
    Be careful what you ask for, and ask for what you care about.
  • Navigating the Next Bend - Together  (August 2007)
    Compiled By Mary Sedor
    The dealers and manufacturers gathered at AED's Industry Round Table dialogued openly about trust, planning, rental and more.
  • Optimizing The Interview  (June 2007)
    Written By: BILL & CHRIS SITTER
    A few simple changes in the interview process can improve recruitment.
  • Are You Winning The War?  (April 2007)
    WRITTEN BY MARY SEDOR
    It may be time to reexamine your strategies for recruiting and retaining employees.
  • Managing Staff Without Mistakes  (January 2007)
    WRITTEN BY CHRISTINE CORELLI
    Some management practices lead to poor morale, low producicity, a stressful work environment, and ultimately customer dissatisfaction.
  • Alcohol & Drug Testing  (November 2006)
    CED Magazine, November 2006
    What you should know when starting or administering a testing program.
  • Tips For Techs  (October 2006)
    CED Magazine, October 2006
    Provide field service techs the skills and tools to deliver legendary service.
  • Hire On Enthusiasm  (August 2006)
    CED Magazine, August 2006
    How to pick the perfect candidate for the job.
  • Feeling At Home  (March 2006)
    Written By Phil Perry
    How to help "outsiders" fit into your family business.
  • Industry Talent Crisis  (January 2006)
    Written by Bill Sitter
    To attract top talent, promote the values of your company and opportunities for growth.
  • 6 Steps To A Drug-Free Workplace  (January 2006)
    Construction Equipment Distribution, January 2006.
    Are drug and alcohol abuse among your employees putting your company at risk?
  • Keeping The Family Business On Track  (January 2006)
    Construction Equipment Distribution, January 2006.
    Family business consultants provide some real-world advice on solving seven common workplace problems.
  • How To Keep Quality People  (August 2005)
    Written By Marsha Lindquist
    Employees leave because they don't understand how they impact the company's goals.
  • Puzzled About How to Start New Hires Out Right?  (June 2005)
    By Marilyn Moats Kennedy
    Re-examine your orientation program. New employees may have signed on, but they're still in their job-hunting, organization-evaluating mode, which may never end.
  • What Workers Want  (June 2005)
    Written By Pam Gruebnau
    And what it will take to keep them.
  • Preserving Your Family Business  (June 2005)
    Written By Scott Fithian
    Preserve the perspective and history of your family business to help the next generation carry your success into the future.