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Associated Equipment Distributors and Family Enterprise USA Join Forces to Advocate for Family Business on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, October 11, 2023 / — The Worldwide Commerce Affiliation is Working with Family Enterprise USA to Educate Congress on Damaging Tax Proposals Geared toward Hurting Family-owned Equipment Sellers

Associated Equipment Distributors and Family Enterprise USA have teamed up to advocate for America’s family-owned gear sellers.

The announcement immediately makes Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), in addition to its greater than 500 vendor members, a member of Family Enterprise USA (FEUSA). The brand new membership supplies AED members entry to FEUSA advantages and sources right here and on Capitol Hill.

AED, based mostly in Schaumburg, Unwell., is a global commerce affiliation advocating for the pursuits of the gear business. Working since 1919, AED represents corporations that promote, hire and service gear utilized in many functions, together with building, agriculture, forestry, vitality, mining, materials dealing with and industrial manufacturing. It additionally has greater than 300 producers and business service suppliers as members.

“AED members look ahead to including our voice to Family Enterprise USA as we assist educate Congress on tax insurance policies that each damage and shield family-owned companies,” mentioned Brian McGuire, president and CEO, Associated Equipment Distributors.

In accordance to analysis, America’s multi-generational family-owned companies contribute $7.7 trillion yearly to the U.S. gross home product. Family companies are the most important personal employers within the nation, accounting for 83.3 million jobs, or 59 p.c of the nation’s personal workforce, the analysis exhibits.

“AED has been, and will proceed to be, a passionate advocate for family-owned companies,” mentioned Daniel Fisher, the group’s senior vp of presidency and exterior affairs. “Partnering with Family Enterprise USA will solely improve the affiliation’s means to have a constructive impression on Capitol Hill for the gear business,” Fisher mentioned.

Annually Family Enterprise USA conducts a survey measuring the heart beat of family-owned companies, together with gear sellers. This 12 months, the examine discovered the most important fear resided in tax insurance policies, with 50 p.c of respondents saying excessive private earnings taxes had been the primary concern, up from 45 p.c a 12 months in the past.

“We’re excited to have Associated Equipment Distributors and its membership as a part of our rising household enterprise voice on Capitol Hill,” mentioned Pat Soldano, president, Family Enterprise USA. “Our objectives are to educate our legislators on the scale and energy of family-owned gear sellers, and all household companies, and to allow them to know of the damaging tax and financial insurance policies affecting their enterprise,” she mentioned. “Information exhibits household companies are extra trusted than most enterprise and they preserve jobs, add jobs, pay higher than common wages, and give again to their communities, all of that are sturdy arguments to preserve our household companies thriving.”

About Associated Equipment Distributors

AED is the worldwide commerce affiliation representing corporations that promote, hire, service and manufacture building, farm, vitality, mining, forestry and industrial gear. Its almost 500 distributor members, that are predominantly small-medium-sized, family-owned companies, have 6,800 places, make use of 140,000 staff and account for greater than $90 billion of annual gross sales income of apparatus and associated provides. AED additionally has 300 non-distributor members, which embrace gear producers and business service suppliers.

About Family Enterprise USA

Family Enterprise USA promotes generationally owned household enterprise creation, development, viability, and sustainability by advocating for household companies and their lifetime of financial savings with Congress in Washington DC. Since 2007, Family Enterprise USA has represented and celebrated all sizes, professions, and industries of family-owned enterprises and multi-generational employers. It’s a bi-partisan 501.c3 group.


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