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Industry & Manufacturing News

A new analysis by AED shows the significant economic impact the recently enacted Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or “FAST Act” will have on construction equipment distributors and manufacturers.

AED’s state-by-state projection estimates the five-year, $305 billion bill (which authorized $207.4 billion for the core federal aid highway program) will generate more than $13 billion in equipment market activity (sales, rental and product support) nationwide through 2020 and support more than 4,000 dealership jobs each year. Read More...

Industry & Manufacturing News

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), exports of U.S.-made agricultural equipment declined 15.8% in the first three quarters of 2015 compared to the same time last year. With a total of $5.8 billion of equipment shipped worldwide, Asia recorded double-digit gains; while South America and Europe saw the biggest drop. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News
Awaits the President’s Signature

With the World Trade Organization (WTO) poised to approve a billion dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the United States, and on the eve of an impending government shut down, the United States Senate and Congress have now overwhelmingly passed legislation (through an omnibus spending bill) that fully repeals the country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements. We anticipate that the President will sign this legislation. The President’s impending signature of this legislation into law will mark an impressive win for EDA’s lobbying efforts and, more importantly, for Members across the country.   EDA will continue to monitor whether retaliatory tariffs are imposed by the WTO. Stay tuned! Read More...

NAEDA & Association News
Available to All Members

The Equipment Dealers Association’s in-house legal counsel, Natalie Higgins, provides Members with an hour of complimentary legal assistance. As a trained litigator licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois, Natalie will listen to your concerns and will help you get connected with the governmental, legal or business resources you need in your home state. 
Natalie is a great point of contact if you have a question regarding: 
• Dealer/manufacturer relationships 
• Fair Dealership Statues 
• Inventory buy/back statutes
• Dealership sales and acquisitions
• Employment policies and practices
• Environmental concerns
• Estate planning

Contact Natalie at: higginsn@naeda.com or (636) 349-6206

Legislative & Regulatory News

The Liberal government unveiled a Throne Speech confirming its plans to deliver on election promises, with a focus on tax cuts, infrastructure spending, the environment and aboriginal issues. The speech also signals that new spending in these areas could mean scaling back federal plans on defence spending.

As expected, the speech repeats the pledges made by the Liberals during the election campaign and does not make any major new announcements. Its contents will be scrutinized, however, in terms of the priority given to some promises, while other election pledges are not specifically mentioned. For instance, the speech does not repeat the campaign pledge to keep the size of annual deficits below $10-billion a year. Read more. Source: The Globe and Mail Read More...

Industry & Manufacturing News
Mower manufacturer offering special incentives for new dealers

On the heels of introducing its new Professional Series™ commercial-grade mowers and utility vehicles, Jacobsen is actively pursuing dealers to carry this exciting new line of products.  Jacobsen has a long legacy in the turf industry, manufacturing a full line of turf maintenance equipment since 1921. The company’s new Professional Series includes three lines of zero-turn mowers and seven models of utility vehicles, making it one of the most comprehensive product lines in the industry.

“Our new Professional Series mowers and utility vehicles provide an excellent opportunity for dealers to expand their business through incremental sales to current customers while generating additional streams of revenue from new relationships,” said David Withers, President of Jacobsen.

Jacobsen is now offering special incentives for new dealers, learn more here. Read More...

Industry & Manufacturing News

AEM announces the promotions of Nick Yaksich and Nicole Hallada, the realignment of its Washington, D.C., office activities, and plans to recruit a new vice president, political and public affairs. The promotions and changes are effective December 1. Read more. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

Congress is headed toward another last-minute, end-of-the-year renewal of expired tax breaks, with House leaders continuing to push for making some of them permanent. Congress is set to adjourn for the year on December 18th and one of the items on a long to-do list is the renewal of the expired tax benefits. Included is the expanded Section 179 business expensing allowance, the 50-percent bonus depreciation provision, and tax subsidies for biodiesel and wind power. The House earlier this year voted to make several of the so-called tax extenders permanent, including the Section 179 benefit, but the Senate Finance Committee has opted instead to revive the expired measures for 2015 and extend them through 2016. These tax extenders have been a high priority for EDA these last couple of months. Read More...

Industry & Manufacturing News

John Deere and other farm and heavy equipment manufacturers told the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday that a new state law looping them into protections designed for automobile and truck dealers unconstitutionally interferes with their existing and future contracts with dealers.  Associated Press Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

On September 11, 2015, NAEDA joined dozens of other companies and associations in asking Congress to adopt a long term highway funding bill.  A full copy of the letter sent can be seen here. Read More...

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