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2017 AED Foundation Annual Campaign
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Rebuilding our Industry's Workforce

Each year, the U.S. heavy equipment distribution industry loses at least $2.4 billion in revenue and economic activity as a result of dealer's inability to find and retain skilled technical workers.

How can you help fix this problem? The first step is investing in The AED Foundation. When you invest in The AED Foundation's Annual Campaign, you are supporting the goals of improving the quality and success of your dealership through professional development, school accreditation and research.

Give Where It Is Needed Most:
This funding will ensure a more predictable and stable future for industry technicians and enhance the success of dealerships for years to come. Your donation fuels the work that allows The AED Foundation to develop a dealer model for success by developing industry-specific & on-demand education, creating opportunities for diesel technicians, providing national standards for equipment technician programs and awarding affiliated technical school scholarships.

Want to help make a difference? Get Involved!
Are you wanting to help the future of construction equipment technicians but do not know how to get involved? No worries - The AED Foundation has created special incentives for AED member companies who are working towards establishing a bold plan for the new era of engaged dealers:

•Invest $2,000 for access to 2016 webinars for your main location for all of 2017.
•Invest $3,000 for access to 2015 and 2016 webinars for your main location for all of 2017.
•Invest $8,000 for a custom company portal on our Dealer Learning Center

Contributions to The AED Foundation are tax deductible to the extent of the law. The AED Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) educational foundation.

2017 Annual Campaign Investors (as of 8/4/17)

Industry Champion
Ritchie Bros.
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

Platinum Plus
Caterpillar, Inc.
John Deere Construction & Forestry Division
Komatsu America Corp.
Sentry Insurance Company
Stowers Machinery Corporation
Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc.

Platinum
Berry Companies, Inc.
Bramco- Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co.
Century Equipment Co.
Vermeer Texas-Louisiana

Gold
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
Caterpillar Financial Services Corp.
Diesel Machinery, Inc.
Equipment Corporation of America
Flagler Construction Equipment
G S Equipment, Inc.
Kimball Equipment Company
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.
Komastu Equipment Company
LBX Company LLC
Ohio CAT
Stephenson Equipment, Inc.
United Group, Industrial Seats Div.
Vermeer Great Plains
Vermeer MidSouth Inc.
Westrax Machinery, Inc.
West Side Tractor Sales, Co.
Whayne Supply Company
Wheeler Machinery Co.
XAPT Corporation

Silver
4 Rivers Equipment
Alta Equipment
APCO Equipment
Arnold Machinery Company
Ascendum Machinery
Bejac Corporation
Doosan Bobcat North America
C.N. Wood Co., Inc.
CDK Global
Charles Machine Works
Coastline Equipment
Cowin Equipment Company Inc.
De Lage Landen Financial Services
Ditch Witch Midwest
F and M Equipment, Ltd
Fabick CAT
Fairview Insurance Agency Associate, Inc.
General Equipment & Supplies
Groff Tractor & Equipment, Inc.
Heavy Machines, Inc.
Honnen Equipment Co.
Intermountain Bobcat
J A Riggs Tractor Co.
Komatsu Equipment Company
Linder Industrial Machinery
Louisiana CAT
MacQueen Equipment
McCann Industries, Inc.
MECO Miami, Inc.
Modern Equipment
Norris Sales Co. Inc.
OCT Equipment
Pine Bush Equipment Co., Inc.
Power Equipment Company
Rasmussen Equipment Company
Road Machinery
Roland Machinery Co.
Sunstate Equipment, Co LLC
Thompson Tractor
Titan Machinery Inc.
Tractor & Equipment Company
United Group
Vermeer Canada
Vimar Equipment, Ltd
Western States Equipment Company
Wilson Equipment Co., LLC
Wood’s CRW Corp.

Bronze
Ajax Tool Works
American State Equipment Co, Inc.
Anderson Machinery Company
Aring Equipment Company, Inc.
Asphalt Care Equipment & Supply
Atlas Copco Construction Equipment
Mr. Ron Barlet
Bierschbach Equipment & Supply
Mr. Jason Blake
Mr. Dru Bridwell
BLS Enterprises Inc.
Capital Tractor, Inc.
Carolina CAT
Mr. Don Claycomb
Closner Equipment Co, Inc.
CMW Equipment
Mr. Dave Combs
Mr. Matt Cooper
Mr. John Crum
Mr. Jon Cruthers
Company Wrench, Ltd.
Mr. Rob Cox
Mr. Michael Dexter
Ditch Witch Mid-States
Ditch Witch Oklahoma
Ditch Witch of the Rockies
eBS Mechdata, Inc.
EPG Insurance Inc.
Elliott & Frantz Inc.
Faris Machinery
Mr. Daniel Fisher
Garden State Bobcat, Inc.
Mr. Jeff Glocken
Gorman-Rupp Company
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
HKX, Inc.
Mr. Robert K. Henderson
Hoffman Equipment, Co.
Hydrema
IronPlanet
JCB of Georgia
Mr. Steve Johnson
Jordan-Sitter Associates
Kimball Equipment Company
Mr. Del Keffer
Mr. Matt Kern
Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.
LiuGong North America
Link-Belt Const. Equip. Mid-Atlantic
Mr. Brian P McGuire
McAllister Equipment Company
McPherson Public Affairs Group
Martin Implement
Mr. Toby Mack
Mr. Logan Mellott
Mr. Steve Meadows
MH Equipment, Inc.
Miller-Bradford & Risberg, Inc.
North Jersey Bobcat Inc.
Mr. Mike Quirk
Mr. Chris Palmer
Patten Industries, Inc.
Pioneer Equipment & Supply
Reuter Equipment Co. Inc.
Mr. Michael Ribich
Rish Equipment Company
Road Machinery & Supplies Co.
Mr. George Russell
Mr. Jeff Scott
Mr. Eric Shipman
Mr. Jonathan Shilling
Star Equipment, Ltd
Swanson Equipment Corporation
The Chatfield Group
The Knapheide Manufacturing Company
Vermeer Mid Atlantic, Inc.
Mr. Bruce Wagner
Williams Equipment & Supply Co., Inc.
Mr. Bradley Whitfield
Yellow Iron Advisors
Ms. Karen Zajick

The 10th Annual AED Foundation Auction Sponsors
Presented by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
AED staff
BLS Enterprises Inc.
Caterpillar, Inc.
Caterpillar Financial Services Corp.
IronPlanet
LiuGong North America
The Knapheide Manufacturing Company
Komatsu America Corp.
Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.
United Group, Industrial Seats Div.
Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc.

The AED Foundation Fundraising Gala
Event Sponsors
Sentry Insurance Company
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

Casino Prize Sponsors
Ajax Tool Works
Mirage Las Vegas
OBADAL, FILLER, MACLEOD & KLEIN, P.L.C.

VIP Package
Alta Equipment Company
Berry Companies, Inc.
BOKF Equipment Finance Inc.
Brandeis/Power Equipment
Caterpillar Inc.
Cowin Equipment Company Inc.
De Lage Landen Financial Services
General Equipment & Supplies, Inc.
Genie
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.
Kopon Airdo
Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.
Ohio CAT
Stowers Machinery Corporation
Vermeer MidSouth
Vermeer Texas-Louisiana
Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc.
West Side Tractor Sales, Co.

2017 AED Foundation Fly-In Lunch Sponsor
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

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