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Liebherr USA Construction Division Receives AED Foundation Partner Award

Peter Mayr, managing director of Liebherr USA Co. accepts the AED Foundation Partner Award in Chicago on January 14.

Liebherr USA Co.’s construction equipment division has received the 2020 Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation Partner Award.

First presented in 2017, the award recognizes the distinguished service of a manufacturer or
service provider that has offered significant contributions to the professional education goals of
the AED Foundation.

Foundation leaders said Liebherr’s strong support for the organization’s fundraising gala, which
included donating a European vacation package to the live auction, allows the group to grow and
support the industry through efforts such as addressing the industry’s skills gap and technician
shortage. Liebherr has been a member of AED since 1972.

“Liebherr's always has been a strong partner of the AED Foundation, and we thank them for their
generous support,” said Jason Blake, executive vice president and COO of the AED Foundation.

Established in 1919, Associated Equipment Distributors is an international trade association
based in Schaumburg, Illinois. It represents over 700 equipment distributors, manufacturers, and
industry service firms across North America. AED members sell, service, and rent equipment to
markets that include heavy and light construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, aggregates, and

Established in 1991 and directed by AED members, the AED Foundation addresses professional
education and industry workforce development. The foundation accredits post-secondary
construction equipment technology programs and recognizes high school diesel technology
programs; offers long-term career planning and continuing education; and funds research to
support its advocacy on the importance of workforce development that is shared with legislators,
educators, industry stakeholders, and the media.

“We are very honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Peter Mayr, Liebherr USA Co.
managing director. “Our support is an investment into the industry which will ultimately benefit
manufacturers and dealers.”


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