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The NAEDA Equipment Dealer Stock Index inched south in our trading session ended July 15, 2015, off 7.27 points, or 0.72 percent, and closing at 1005.94. Declining issues easily dominated advancing issues by a 14-to-8 count. Read More...

Industry & Manufacturing News
Dealer Council Expands To Represent Growing Number Of New Dealers

Mahindra USA is expanding its Mahindra Dealer Advisory Council to 16 members due to strong business growth and market expansion. This group operates as a strategic partner by providing the “Voice of the Dealer” and market level feedback for Mahindra USA across all aspects of the business. Established in 2008 with ten members, the Dealer Advisory Council has been instrumental in driving positive change across all areas of the organization to support Mahindra’s rapid growth throughout North America. Read More...

Industry & Manufacturing News

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute has announced its 2015-2016 Officers and Board of Directors. The officers and new board members were chosen during the OPEI Annual Meeting, which was held June 23-25 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Officers for the 2015-2016 year are:
OPEI Chair: Lee Sowell, President, Outdoor Products at Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
OPEI Vice Chair: Tim Merrett, Vice President of A & T Global Platform and Turf & Utility, Deere & Company
OPEI Secretary/Treasurer: Daniel Ariens, President, Ariens Company
Immediate Past Chair: Paul Mullet, President, Excel Industries Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace Communication Standards are now in place. These standards require employers to utilize “Safety Data Sheets” for chemicals used and/or present in the workplace. In addition, the Communications Standards require employers to provide training to ensure that employees understand the content and meaning of the Safety Data Sheets. The standardized format is designed to arm employees with an understanding of the safety risks and necessary safety precautions associated with work place chemicals. Safety Data Sheets contain sixteen different categories “disclosures”. A full description of the categories can be obtained here.

Equipment dealer owners and managers may want to consult with legal counsel to ensure that their business is fully compliant with these Communications Standards and all other applicable OSHA standards. For a quick self-check, review OSHA’s top ten cited standards here. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News, Dealer News

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. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News, Top Stories, Dealer News

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. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

As member of the Trade Benefits America Coalition, NAEDA agreed to add their name to a senate letter to express strong support for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015). The letter urges senators to vote for this important legislation. The letter acknowledges the bipartisan leadership in the Senate, the significant movement on this legislation and the hope it will pass prior to the Memorial Day recess. A copy of the draft letter can be read here. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch on Monday wrote to small business leaders, including NAEDA, asking for ideas on how to cut the effective tax rate for businesses that file on the individual side of the tax code. "We are looking for ideas on how to reduce the effective tax rate without reducing the statutory tax rates in a manner that will make small businesses more competitive and better able to invest, grow, hire, and increase wages for their employees," the chairmen wrote. NAEDA will be responding to the request and will make this a top priority issue for the May 20-21 Fly-in. A copy of the letter can be read here. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

Your voice is more important than ever! The H-2B cap for the second half of fiscal 2015 was reached on March 26, leaving thousands of H-2B employers in the lurch this year. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News

Tom Nobbe, owner of Wm Nobbe & Company Inc. in Waterloo, IL and member of the North American Equipment Dealers Association was among the nineteen business executives who gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona, on February 19-20 to participate in the 2015 Federated Insurance Advisory Council. In its 26th consecutive year, the Advisory Council provides a forum for business leaders to openly discuss the challenges facing their industries with a trusted insurance provider. Federated Insurance Read More...

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