The joint membership of four equipment dealer associations voted overwhelmingly in favor of moving forward with a merger to create the new North American Equipment Dealers Association. The organizations include the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association, the United Equipment Dealers Association, the Western Equipment Dealers Association and the Equipment Dealers Association. The member vote was the final step in the merger process to create the new association of equipment dealers. A spokesperson for the working group overseeing the vote states, “A major reason for proceeding with this merger is our members will benefit from a larger, financially strong association that will provide more services.” 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. The organization will also continue to represent dealers in their 24 U.S. state capitals and nine Canadian provinces.