CEDMag.com - December 2012 Articles
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DECEMBER 2012
  • Business Considerations of Field Service Trucks - Don't Spec Till You Reflect
    Service ROI
    By Bruce Bunting
    Like you would do with any well-planned investment, identify your business objectives first, then choose the size and features that match your plan and service environments.
    What is your personal view point of field service? Do you see it a necessary evil or as a strategic asset that projects your dealership’s brand image? The field service department should be providing a vital revenue stream to the bottom line of a modern heavy equipment dealership. In today’s heavy equipment operating environment, customers demand an ever-increasing level of machine uptime, and because of this it is vital that a dealer’s field service department be able to respond quickly. In order to meet these demands head on, an effective and efficient field service fleet is required.
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  • Las Vegas Revs Up for a Comeback
    Markets
    By Joanne Costin
    A snapshot of market conditions in the host city of the AED Summit next month: With the Great Recession fresh in their memory, local dealers adjust to a new economy.
    The bigger they are, the harder they fall. This proved true for the modern boom town of Las Vegas, Nev. Once the fastest growing metro area in the country, the Great Recession hit Vegas with hurricane force, taking tourism, construction, and housing down, along with many other businesses. Seemingly overnight, the city went from leading the nation in population growth and construction spending, to leading in unemployment and foreclosures.
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  • An Indelible Mark
    Politics
    By Christian A. Klein
    AED's fingerprints were evident all over this year's hard-fought election, and the impact of the association's efforts will prove far from futile. In fact, a record-breaking year for AED PAC has further enhanced the equipment industry's political profile, positioning us for both immediate influence - and in 2014.
    By now, almost everything that can be said about the 2012 elections has been. The results maintained the status quo: Obama's still in the White House, Democrats are still running the Senate (with a couple extra seats), and Republicans are still in control of the House of Representatives (with a handful fewer seats).
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  • A Window to CONDEX
    Exhibitors
    CED presents Part 2 of its special preview to the upcoming CONDEX trade exhibition designed exclusively for dealers in conjunction with the AED Summit at the LVH in Las Vegas, Jan. 15-17. Visit all the CONDEX exhibitors and explore which products and services will help your business grow in 2013 and beyond.
    Attention manufacturers and service providers: Want to expand your dealer network and customer-base? There's still time to sign up for CONDEX booth space - call Dave Gordon at 630-574-0650, ext. 334.
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