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AED Foundation to Launch Free Construction Career Aptitude Test

Date: 05-08-2020 / Author: shannon
AED Foundation

The AED Foundation will soon launch a free Construction Career Aptitude Test designed for high-school students aged 13-17 who are interested in the equipment industry.

The test is part of the foundation’s Vision 2024 program aimed at helping alleviate the industry’s workforce shortage.

The 50-question Construction Career Aptitude Test will let students identify their strengths and weaknesses so they can make an informed decision on their career path through the industry.

AED Promotes McCabe to Vice President of Education, Programs

Date: 30-06-2020 / Author: shannon
The Associated Equipment Distributors has promoted Liz McCabe to vice president of education and programs. “In her new role, Liz will oversee The AED Foundation staff responsible for our accreditation, apprenticeship, and seminar development,” said Brian McGuire, AED president and CEO. “In a few months, she will also assume responsibility for overseeing the AED Foundation fundraising staff and consultants. In addition, she will serve on the AED management team.”

Innovative Testing Certifies 252 AED Technicians Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 22-06-2020 / Author: shannon
AED Foundation
Since the beginning of March, 252 technicians have become certified. The AED Foundation has made that number possible through online proctoring that ensures students and technicians have not had to put their education plans on hold due to COVID-19. That excellent accomplishment was made possible when dealers, schools, and the foundation developed a timely solution that allowed testing to continue. Thanks to online testing and the flexibility of dealers and schools, equipment dealers can keep technicians educated and ensure integrity that meets the foundation’s standards.

Equipment Dealer Feedback Sought on IRS Proposal for Tax Cut Provisions

Date: 05-09-2018 / Author: kscally

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) advised it is seeking feedback from equipment dealers after the U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations regarding two key provisions from the new tax law that will affect dealers.

One proposed rule pertains to Section 199A of the statute (“Qualified Business Income Deduction”), which includes the 20% deduction for pass-through businesses. The other deals with the law’s 100% bonus depreciation provision.

By : 
Tracy Bennett

It has been 12 years since Tier 1 engines were first incorporated into construction equipment. The final Tier 4 emission standards are phasing in now, continuing through 2015. As the 2011 phase-in period for the largest horsepower ratings (175 to 750 hp) begins, I have repeatedly heard the same concerns from product managers and engineers representing crane manufacturers. They say compliance with engine requirements has hindered product development, and once these cranes hit the streets, they wonder about the resale market for them outside the United States and Canada.

By : 
Tracy Bennett

It has been 12 years since Tier 1 engines were first incorporated into construction equipment. The final Tier 4 emission standards are phasing in now, continuing through 2015. As the 2011 phase-in period for the largest horsepower ratings (175 to 750 hp) begins, I have repeatedly heard the same concerns from product managers and engineers representing crane manufacturers. They say compliance with engine requirements has hindered product development, and once these cranes hit the streets, they wonder about the resale market for them outside the United States and Canada.

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