The joint membership of the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association, the United Equipment Dealers Association, the Western Equipment Dealers Association and the Equipment Dealers Association have voted overwhelmingly in favor of moving forward with a merger of these four associations to form the new North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA).
The member vote was the final step in the merger process to create the new association of equipment dealers. In December of last year, the joint boards of the four associations voted to consolidate the associations and form the NAEDA.
“We appreciate the overwhelming level of support that we have been given by our members,” says Tom Rosztoczy, chair of the Long-Range Planning Group. “Now that our members have ratified the merger resolutions, we will start with our transition plan and consolidating our resources – taking the best of all four organizations to enhance our value proposition to dealers.”
“A major reason for proceeding with this merger is our members will benefit from a larger, financially strong association that will provide more services to address the needs of today’s equipment dealers,” adds Rosztoczy. “I am very pleased with the confidence that our members have shown in this unification plan.”
The effective date of the merger is projected for July 1, 2022
The newly formed North American Equipment Dealers Association will continue to represent dealers on a national basis with manufacturer relations and in federal government affairs in Ottawa and Washington, D.C. NAEDA will also continue to represent dealers in their 24 U.S state capitols and state regulatory issues of the states involved in the merger, as well as in nine Canadian provinces.
The North American Equipment Dealers Association will continue to work with all regional equipment dealer associations in North America effectively representing agricultural, construction, industrial, forestry, outdoor power, lawn and garden, and/or turf equipment dealers.