CEDMag.com - February 2009 Articles
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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CEDMag.com - February 2009 Articles

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FEBRUARY 2009
  • Strategic, Long-Term Thinking Pays Off
    Meet the Chairman
    AED's 2009 Chairman Bennett Closner says that all of his business decisions are based on reaching long-term goals for his dealership, namely achieving 100 years in business.
  • Playing the Waiting Game
    Sector Check
    The recession is putting the brakes on a number of large retail and hotel projects.
  • What If Your Customers Can't Pay You?
    Insurance
    In these unprecedented economic times, commercial credit insurance could be an indispensable tool to protect your account receivables and minimize the impact on your company if customer goes bankrupt.
  • Nine Ways to Become More Tech-Friendly
    Product Support
    Research indicates that innovation and communication are needed to improve your service department as well as the long-term recruitment and retention of technicians.
  • Preaching to the Choir
    Editor's Note
    We'll all be blessed if the Power That Be can be persuaded to make the tough calls on adequate infrastructure funding - amen.
  • The Case for Hiring Maturity
    Recruitment & Retention
    Many in the 55-plus crowd remain interested in career opportunities - here's why you should be interested in them.
  • The Power of a Name
    Washington Insider
    Labor organizations prefer "Free Choice" to the term "Card Check," but here's a reality check on how much freedom this bill offers.
  • Your Own Automated Market Analyst
    A Closer Look
    Equipment Data Associates (EDA) provides manufacturers and dealers with data that can identify key customer behaviors and locate serious prospects in your territory.