AED leaders embark on infrastructure discussion tour

By |  April 21, 2021

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The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) executive team is embarking on a nine-day multi-city motor coach tour to visit equipment dealers across the Midwest and South to underscore the need for a robust federal infrastructure bill.

AED’s “Driving for Dealers 2.0” will pass through Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Ohio, covering about 2,800 miles before returning to AED’s headquarters on April 30.

“A new, long-term, sustainable federal infrastructure bill is critical to moving our nation forward,” says Brian McGuire, AED president and CEO. “Infrastructure jobs will go a long way toward economic recovery as we begin to move past the pandemic. We know our members are looking to elected leaders in Washington to break the logjam and finally produce the bill America needs to ‘Build Back Better.’”

AED wants to hear first-hand the impact an infrastructure bill will have on its members.

“We will use the data and anecdotes we collect to demonstrate this critical need to the U.S Congress as they consider bipartisan infrastructure legislation promoted by the Biden administration,” says Robert Henderson, AED executive vice president and COO.

According to AED, “Driving for Dealers 2.0” builds on last September’s 10-day, nine-city, 2,600-mile road trip across the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and West, where AED leaders met with more than 30 members one-on-one and in small groups.

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