CEDMag.com - December 2007 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 - December 2007 Articles

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  • Be the Branch Manager They Want You to Be
    The old ‘open door' policy and a few parties and picnics that you think are creating good communication are not making the grade among staff. For them, it's all about business and authentic leadership.
  • Local Equipment Dealers Respond
    Current Events
    Construction Equipment Distribution telephoned distributors in the region and learned how they continued to support their local communities - even while they, too, were in the fire's path.
  • Give Employees What They Want
    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.
  • Green Dealers Improve Bottom Line
    Green Building
    Equipment companies also enjoy a cleaner public image as a fringe benefit of their environment-responsible practices.
  • What Can We Learn from Material Handling?
    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.
  • Raising Your Product Support IQ
    Knowing what your customers need before they do - now that's service. And in today's competitive landscape, it's the kind of edge dealers need to differentiate themselves. Our buyers' guide outlines key features of some new software and technologies available for making the parts and service departments run faster and smarter than ever.
  • Bridges to Somewhere
    And in Washington
    Congress must stop diverting earmarked transportation funds elsewhere.
  • A Journey through the Ranks
    Best Practices: Professional Profile
    Through hard work, perseverance, and a culture of internal promotion, a former technician at H&E Equipment rose to become senior vice president.