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AED Summit is only three weeks away.

If you're still on the fence, it's time to take another look at AED Summit. This is your opportunity to meet with all your suppliers and manufacturers, as well as gather critical business takeaways to keep your company in the black in 2014. Look who's attending the 2014 AED Summit.

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The AED Summit room block deadline is this Saturday, Dec. 21.

If you're considering attending AED Summit in Houston next month, be sure to take advantage of the special AED discounted hotel rates. Hotel deadline will not be extended — rates and availability cannot be guaranteed after this date. More than 150 manufacturers and service supplier companies are currently registered. AED Summit, Jan. 15-17 is the only industry meeting designed for construction equipment dealers. Take advantage of all the networking as well as industry-specific seminars and executive keynotes that Summit has to offer. Register and book your room today.

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The AED Foundation Thanks You

The AED Foundation's fiscal year just concluded as of November and we would like to thank AED members for their continuing strong support of our industry mission.  In a nutshell, that mission is to contribute to the success of members.  AED members have stood by us through thick and thin, and we don't take that for granted.  We appreciate your investments of time and treasure.

http://www.aednet.org/aed_foundation/articles/index_full_story.cfm?id=10930358
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The Nitty Gritty On Rental Profitability

Your customer's jobsite is not the place to learn the rental business - that's where you have to do the rental business. But here's a secret - there's a right way, and there's a wrong way, so where are you going to figure out how to get it right? This is the course that educates you on the down-and-dirty processes and financials to maximize rental profitability in your dealership.

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How Dealers Can Add to Your Bottom Line
Your equipment dealer can offer financial advantages whether you're purchasing or servicing equipment.

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Improving Markets List Includes 247 Metros in August

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AED'S LATEST BENCHMARKING TOOL
The AED CODB report features comparisons to evaluate operating ratios against the medians of other distributors; balance sheet and income/expense statement performance; sales mix of high performance dealers; gross margins for various departments; year-by-year trend analysis; plus more.

Obamacare questions answered at Forum - new speaker just added

We've heard your anxiety about Obamacare, so we've added one more speaker to our loaded program: Doug Truax is a leading authority on employer health care plans - he will explain recent changes in the law and spend time addressing your specific questions.

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Rental Metrics Benchmarking: Compare Your Rates to the Competition

Rate is the most powerful lever you can pull to improve the profitability of your rental business. Understanding how you stack up to the competition on price is critical to effective rate management. Learn how to track and monitor your rental rates and compare them to benchmarks based on actual invoices in your local market.

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Highway Program "Year Zero" Could Cost Equipment Industry $2.3 Billion, Threaten 3,700 Dealership Jobs

The crisis facing the federal highway program will send shockwaves through the construction equipment industry, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Vice Chairman Tim Watters said today.

Federal surface transportation programs are facing an unprecedented crisis. According to data released this week by the Congress Budget Office (CBO), in FY 2015 the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) will be unable to support any highway or transit spending, jeopardizing more than $50 billion in annual investment.
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