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The Equipment Dealers Association

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 07.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, NAEDA, EDA] The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) was founded in 1900 by a group of state and regional association executives who gathered together for a meeting in Chicago. At that time, they felt it was important for all dealers and equipment dealers associations to be… Read More »

DIY Equipment Repairs

DIY Equipment Repairs

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 05.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, DIY, Right to Repair] Legislative bill 1072, known as the “Fair Repair Act,” was introduced to the Nebraska Legislature by State Senator Ken Haar on January 20, 2016, and heard by the Judiciary Committee on February 25, 2016. The bill reads as follows: “Each original equipment manufacturer… Read More »

Industry Relations

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 03.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Industry Relations] In the May 2000 issue of The Retailer, I wrote about the relationships between dealers and manufacturers and factors affecting those relationships. At that time, manufacturers had become much larger and more diversified, resulting in a wider range of interest with less focus on equipment… Read More »

2016 Legislative Review

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 01.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Legislative Review] This past summer, each of INEDA’s state legislative committees met to discuss policies for the 2016 legislative sessions. Following those committee meetings, our staff liaisons and lobbyists worked during the last few months to prepare for the upcoming legislative sessions. While the actual legislative sessions… Read More »