To promote the general welfare of power
To aid your commercial and industrial
To aid and protect you in any and all of
your proper business relations.
To compile and disseminate information,
data and knowledge to you the member.
To encourage and support equitable
practices and methods within the industry.
Over a Century of Service
The members of the Ohio-Michigan Equipment
Dealers Association (OMEDA) and Mid-America Equipment Retailers
Association (MAERA) have voted to merge effective January 1, 2016.
Implementing the complete merger will be a process over the next few
months, but will be overseen by a unified Board of Directors. The
newly formed association will be called the United Equipment Dealers
Association (UEDA) and will represent 747 members in four states
including: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. UEDA will be overseen
by twelve board members comprised of members from these four states.
Last fall, the OMEDA and MAERA board of directors approved a merger
plan and submitted it to the members for a ratification vote. The
members approved the merger by an overwhelming margin. "This
merger is another step in the process that began in 2007 when OMEDA
and MAERA formed an association management company, AMG, LLC, with
joint ownership by both Associations." said Kim Rominger, CEO and
Executive Vice President for UEDA. "With the continued
consolidation of dealerships operating in multiple states this merger
strengthens the unified voice for all dealers in our region. The
Association will be able to react quicker and represent all of our
members' interests in a more effective manner. This will also give us
increased strength of numbers when speaking with manufacturers on
issues and concerns going forward."
Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association was formed in 1996 with
the merger of Ohio Farm & Power Equipment Dealers Association and
the Michigan Equipment Dealers Association. The Association represents
481 farm, industrial, construction and outdoor power equipment dealers
in Ohio and Michigan and sponsors Power Show Ohio. Formed in 1893,
Ohio is the older of the two associations and has been in continual
operation for over 123 years.
Mid-America Equipment Retailers Association was formed in 1992 with
the merger of the Indiana Implement Dealers Association and the
Kentucky Farm and Power Equipment Dealers Association. It represents
266 farm, industrial, construction, outdoor power and automotive
wholesalers in Indiana and Kentucky. The older of the two
Associations, Indiana was formed in 1916 and has been serving members
for 100 years.