December 2014

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Workforce 58 | www.cedmag.com | Construction Equipment Distribution | December 2014 Two-Way Street The partnerships work both ways. Not only does industry benefit, but so too the teaching staff from various colleges involved. Doug Hammond, the department chair of the Diesel Technology program at the State University of New York at Cobleskill sits on both the Standards Task Force and is also an Evaluation Team Leader. His programs were first accredited in 2004. "It helps us to be more focused on what we should be doing [academi- cally]," Hammond said. "AED has been the driving force, helping to pull insti- tutions like mine to get feedback on what we can do. It has given us some credi-bility. That's why I get involved. Introducing the Carbide Cutter G3 THREE GENERATIONS OF CUTTING EDGE INNOVATION THE NEXT GENERATION With field-proven rugged durability, the refined and balanced design of the Carbide Cutter G3 has made it the "gold standard" in the vegetation management industry. With the newest generation, Loftness has incorporated the latest power drive systems and cutting tooth technologies. Visit the Loftness Vegetation Management Equipment website to learn more and experience the Carbide Cutter G3 from every angle. www.vm-logix.com LEARN MORE Loftness Specialized Equipment Toll Free US & Canada: 800-828-7624 International 320-848-6266 email: info@loftness.com www.loftness.com P.O. Box 337 Hector, Minnesota 55342 USA Scan this code to learn about Loftness VMLogix Systems agricultural, vegetation and snow removal solutions at www.loftness.com WWW.LOFTNESS.COM WWW.VM-LOGIX.COM Loftness has engineered a line of carbide-tipped and heat-treated steel teeth specifically for the G3. See page 8 for details. Standard Carbide Planer Carbide Quadco Planer Blade ("Foundation's Work – and Volunteers – Are The Real Deal" continued from page 57) Technical Standards Task Force Task Force Chair Rich Jilek - Consultant, Beaird Group Dealers Jason Mahrer - Service Manager, Fargo General Equipment & Supplies Augie Sacadat - Senior Technical Communicator Kirby-Smith Machinery Dennis Fawcett Product Support Manager MacAllister Machinery Steve Deller Product Support Manager West Side Tractor Paul Anderson Product Support Development Manager Ziegler CAT Rich Hoffmeyer Product Support Manager McCann Industries Mike Bond Training Mgr. Product Support Roland Machinery Manufacturers Brian Stringer - Supervisor Mining Technical Support Deere & Co. Bobby Oldham General Service Manager Sany (continued on page 71) Members of the Technical Standards Task Force convened this fall to update The Foundation's rigorous standards, which are the basis for AED school accreditation.

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