About Us

1959 FWEDA Convention, San Mateo, CA

Our Roots Run Deep

Established in 1946, Far West Equipment Dealers Association is a nonprofit trade association representing agricultural, industrial, material handling, hardware, lumber, outdoor power and rental equipment dealers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

Our dealers invest in developing highly qualified and skilled professionals. We strive to keep pace with the growing demands of complex technology in today’s modern equipment industry. In addition to ensuring the safety and integrity of the machinery our dealers sell and service, this specialized workforce improves the economic circumstances for individuals and their families, and significantly contributes to the well-being of our communities.

Vision

FWEDA is a unified voice protecting and promoting the interests of our members.
We strengthen vital relationships and improve the business environment through leadership, advocacy, professional development and industry partnerships.

Core Values

Advocacy — Business thrives with innovation and sustainable policy
Industry & Government Relations — Communication and perspective build consensus
Service — Passion and professionalism are fundamental
Value & Commitment — Our strategic compass is loyal to our vision
Professional Development — Embracing growth with change makes us better
Transparency — Authenticity and stewardship are paramount

FWEDA 2017-18 Board

2017-18 FWEDA Board of Directors

Association Structure

Far West Equipment Dealers Association comprises two nonprofit organizations and a taxable corporation. FWEDA incorporated as the California Farm Equipment Dealers Association in 1946. The name changed in 1970 to reflect the addition of Arizona and Nevada dealers. In 1998, what was then Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada merged with the Mountain States Association that included Colorado, Wyoming and Utah and retained the name Far West Equipment Dealers Association.

Far West Oil Dealers Association was established as a corporation in 1997 to serve the needs of dealers handling viscous oil.

FWEDA Services Inc. was established in 1974 for taxable business activities, which excludes revenues for member dues and interest earned on dues.

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