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GIE+EXPO Provides Broad-Reaching Benefits To Attendees

(Louisville, KY, USA) - GIE+EXPO (the Green Industry & Equipment Expo) and Hardscape North America (HNA) will co-locate in Louisville again in 2015. The two shows, to be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, will draw industry members worldwide Wednesday through Friday, October 21-23, 2015. GIE+EXPO is sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). HNA is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association.  Read more...

EDF Disaster Relief Application

NAEDA Dealers who have employees that have been negatively impacted by recent natural disasters may qualify for Disaster Relief assistances through NAEDA’s Equipment Dealer Foundation (EDF).  Click here for the Disaster Relief application and guidelines.

Disaster Relief - Dealers Helping Dealers

Recent torrential rains leading to extensive flooding in Texas and Oklahoma have left a lasting impression on all of us. The devastation from these storms left numerous dead and missing and thousands without basic necessities, such as food, water or shelter. Some of those affected are equipment dealers and their employees. We are asking for your financial support once again to replenish the Disaster Relief Fund to insure that we will be able to address requests from these most recent events and future natural disasters that are sure to come.

Markets Inch Ahead In Lackluster Session

The NAEDA Equipment Dealer Stock Index gained 12.09 points, or 1.20 percent in our trading session that closed May 15, 2015, with the S&P 500 Index ending in record territory. Advancing issues topped declining issues by a 13-to-9 count.

NAEDA Announces 2015 Manufacturer Awards

The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) has announced the recipients of its Dealer’s Choice Award and Gold Level service awards for 2015. The awards are presented annually to manufacturers who receive exemplary ratings in twelve operational categories addressed in NAEDA’s Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey.

Stocks Waffle, Earnings Season Begins

The NAEDA Equipment Dealer Stock Index gained 29.68 points, or 3.03 percent in our trading session that closed April 15, 2015. Advancing issues easily bypassed declining issues by a 14-to-8 count.

LIFO COALITION Update and Urgent Action Needed

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has appointed Working Groups to consider various elements of tax reform, and report back to the full Committee in May with policy recommendations.  The Working Group on Business Tax Reform is co-chaired by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).   The LIFO Coalition, of which NAEDA is a member, briefed the staff of that Working Group on LIFO on March 13th, and provided them with a detailed Fact Sheet on LIFO.  We also submitted a separate comment letter to the Working Group, responding to the broad principles for tax reform set out by Chairman Hatch.  You can read the Coalition’s comment letter and attached fact sheet here:  http://www.naw.org/files/LIFO-Letter.pdf

The next looming funding shutdown: Highway programs

Transportation funding is running on empty, forcing Congress to scramble to meet its next major deadline before the tank runs dry on May 31.

Specter of Higher Interest Rates sends Markets South

A strong dollar and the prospect of an increase in historically low interest rates by the Federal Reserve sent Wall Street and the NAEDA Stock Index into a tumble as our trading session ended March 13, 2015. Our index slipped 19.82 points, or 1.98 percent, and closed at 979.97. Declining issues overpowered advancing issues by a 2-to-1 margin.

USDA releases data showing how Trans Pacific Partnership benefits all 50 states

USDA recently released data showing the opportunities for agriculture of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to help boost agricultural exports across the 50 United States. TPP is a 21st century trade agreement that will promote job growth, increase farm income, generate greater rural economic activity, and help expand U.S. agricultural exports to some of the fastest growing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. USDA released its TPP data today after President Obama announced a set of new executive actions to help grow manufacturing in rural areas and to provide new markets to small businesses across our nation's heartland.

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Equipment Dealer To Undergo Transformation New magazine will debut this spring.

As a part of our ongoing effort to improve the value proposition for dealer members, the NAEDA Board of Directors recently decided to put Equipment Dealer magazine on a two- to three month hiatus while we work to expand the content and enhance the delivery of the publication.  The “new and improved” magazine is a significant part of the associations’ ongoing communications initiative, which addresses our entire messaging platform – magazine, e-newsletter, web site, email and other key components.


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