Liebherr USA’s Construction Equipment division is now the third manufacturer to win the AED Foundation Partner Award.
Created in 2017, the award recognizes the distinguished service of a manufacturer or service provider that has offered significant contributions to the education goals of the AED Foundation.
Liebherr is credited with supporting for the AED Foundation’s fundraising gala. Their support, which included donating a European vacation package to the live auction, allowed 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 (AED) is an international trade association based in Schaumburg, Illinois. It represents more than 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 engines.
AED Foundation goals
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.
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“We are very honoured to receive this prestigious award,” said Peter Mayr, managing director of Liebherr USA. “Our support is an investment into the industry which will ultimately benefit manufacturers and dealers.”
Based in Newport News, Virginia, Liebherr began manufacturing equipment in the United States in 1970. In 2020, the company is celebrating 50 years in North America. Also at the heart of Liebherr’s success are the company’s 1,200 United States-based employees, who are part of a family of about 46,000 employees worldwide.