LBX’s strong support for The AED Foundation’s fundraising Gala and Annual Fundraising Campaign allows the Foundation to continue to grow and achieve results for the industry, particularly in addressing the industry’s skills gap and technician shortage. These efforts would not be possible without the generous support of LBX.
“LBX has championed the work of The AED Foundation through their generous support for our fundraising efforts and we were honored to recognize them at our Foundation Gala,” said Jason Blake, Executive Vice President and COO of The AED Foundation. “We look forward to continuing to work with them and our AED member companies to proactively address the technician shortage.”
“LBX has always recognized the key role AED plays with our dealer network and suppliers,” said Eric Sauvage, President and CEO of LBX Company LLC. “We’ve been a staunch AED supporter for many years, and we’ll continue that level of commitment into the future.”
Established in 1919, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is an international trade association based in Schaumburg, Illinois, representing over 700 equipment distributors, manufacturers and industry-service firms across North America. AED members sell, service and rent equipment to such markets as heavy and light construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, aggregates, engines and industrial. Established in 1991 and directed by AED members, The AED Foundation (AEDF) addresses professional education and workforce development in the industry. This includes AEDF Accreditation of diesel-equipment technology college programs and AEDF Recognition of secondary diesel programs.
LBX Company LLC offers a full line of Link-Belt hydraulic excavators—including standard, long front & minimum swing configurations—from 8 to 80 metric tons, along with scrap and material handlers, forestry machines and work tools. Link-Belt machines and work tools are available through an extensive network of dealers in North and Latin America. LBX’s subsidiary company, LBX do Brasil, distributes these products in Latin America. LBX Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Construction Machinery, a worldwide leader in construction equipment innovation and quality manufacturing based in Chiba, Japan.