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SMS Equipment technician wins AED’s top technician award for Canada


January 31, 2020
By CFI staff
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The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) has awarded SMS Equipment advanced certified technician Clayton Kennon as AED’s inaugural Technician of the Year for Canada.

“The AED Foundation is excited to honour technicians, like Clayton, for their hard work and passion to the equipment industry through our Technicians of the Year Awards,” said Jason Blake, executive vice-president and COO of The AED Foundation. “We would like to thank SMS Equipment for participating in our inaugural award, and we look forward to growing this recognition moving forward.”

Headquartered in Acheson, Alta., SMS Equipment is an equipment dealer for construction, forestry, road and aggregate, and mining industries in Canada, Alaska and Mongolia.

“Clayton is a leader, mentor, and go-to guy for our technicians,” says Larry Gouthro, general manager, SMS Equipment. “He takes new employees under his wing and starts them off in the right direction. He makes them feel like part of the team. We can always rely on Clayton in a tough situation or tight deadline to pull through. His dedication is contagious.”

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Learn more about the Clayton Kennon and the AED award.