Here’s What’s New With AED!

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is constantly evolving for its members. This year we have made great strides in being as accessible to our members as possible through several platforms and mediums. Some of these changes have already been put in place, and some will be coming in the next few months. What new tools and resources does AED have for you to take advantage of?

▶ Take your membership on the go with AED’s new mobile app, AED360. This app will provide you with a way to update your membership records, register for events, review benchmarking reports, chat with other AED360 users, search through AED’s online offerings, and much more! Look for “AED360” in the App Store or Google Play to download the app today and begin personalizing your membership experience.
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▶ As you may have seen in our emails or on social media, CED’s digital transformation is here. Visit to search for and view featured articles from any issue of CED Magazine, find updates or announcements from our members in the Member News section, locate trending topics, and revisit previous issues of the magazine. This website will help you to stay up-to-date with all the must-knows in the construction equipment industry.

▶ Expand your company’s financial perspective with AED’s new 2018 benchmarking reports, the Cost of Doing Business Report (CODB) and the updated Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Report. The CODB Report presents a detailed but straightforward analysis of financial and operating characteristics of 117 participating AED dealerships. This year’s report (based on 2017 operations) has been designed to provide easy-to-understand guidelines for analyzing profitability and identifying business performance improvement opportunities for your dealership. The Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Report provides reliable, compensation-related benchmarks for companies in wholesale trade and distribution. This report spans numerous distribution specialties. Purchase these reports at

▶ Educational and networking events will allow attendees to meet with like-minded individuals and industry peers. The Association has developed and enhanced the education offerings available to you this year with a variety of seminars, self-study courses and conferences for every level of your dealership:
• A new sales self-study course and a live Sales Management Seminar taking place in November.
• The Supervisory Skills Seminar, taking place December 6 in Rosemont, Illinois
• Returning for a second year are two successful conferences we launched last year, the Leadership Development Institute and the Small Dealer Conference.  You can register for these events at

 We look forward to continuing to provide beneficial resources and tools to help you and your company grow. Our ears are open, and we hope to hear from you about other benefits that you think AED should pursue that will help our members move forward.

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