CEDMag.com - December 2013 Articles
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  • Industry Suppliers Look Forward to Meeting You in Houston
    Window to Condex
    See one of our all-time biggest CONDEX previews highlighting just some of the products and services you'll see at this year's exhibition for dealers.
    Plan to make the CONDEX trade show a big part of your schedule while you're in Houston, Jan. 15-17. Here's a preview of just some of the exhibitors' products you'll see for two consecutive days on the show floor during the 2014 AED Summit.
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  • Riding High in Houston
    Market Pulse
    By Giles Lambertson
    As AED gets set to roll out the 2014 Summit & CONDEX in the "Oil Capital of the World," CED peers into the sectors that make equipment dealers pretty darn glad to be here.
    Sam Houston was a proud, stubborn, and accomplished man, and his namesake city displays the same characteristics. Slugged by recession in 2008-'09, the southern Texas city was only momentarily staggered before resuming its prosperous march. The difference between the economic downturn in Houston and elsewhere, said Jerry Nevlud, CEO of the Houston chapter of Associated General Contractors, is that Houston's wasn't as long-lasting. "We were one of the last ones to go into recession and, because of oil and gas, one of the first ones out. We experienced some lean times, but not for as long."
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  • Formidable Foes or Partners With Potential?
    By Tom Van Dusen Jr.
    First Nations Will Be Reckoned With in Canada's Energy Development Debate. Advancing energy projects means winning over and engaging the country's fastest-growing population.
    The key ingredient in unleashing billions of dollars of resource development and countless opportunities for the heavy equipment sector along Canada's West Coast isn't financing, it isn't corporate partnerships or government investment. No, the key but complex ingredient is working out satisfactory cooperative agreements with long-established First Nations communities in the path of the proposed pipelines, ports, refineries and shipping terminals.
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  • We Can't Do It Without You
    By William Atkinson
    The AED Accreditation Program is big win for all stakeholders – but technical programs cannot succeed in producing quality graduates for the dealer's service department without industry's all-in participation.
    Business literature is replete with stories of "win-win" situations. There are even some examples of "win-win-win" situations. But who's ever heard of "win-win-win-win" situations? The AED Foundation has – its AED Accreditation Program provides such an environment, in which equipment manufacturers win, equipment dealers win, local community and technical colleges win, and their students and graduates win. For this workforce "score four" environment to take place, though, everyone must be seriously committed and actively involved. All the stakeholders must be willing to commit time and resources to create and maintain active and cooperative relationships with each other.
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