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Endorsed Companies

www.gilsbar.com Gilsbar, Inc
Gilsbar is proud to provide quality insurance products to the members of the DSEDA. Call today to let us find a health plan that meets your needs. We compare the options available in the marketplace to find the best benefits and the best rates. For a free quote call: Vince Zebeau, Deep South Office 225-383-5064 or 225-978-9160.

Deep South Financial Servers Deep South Financial Services
Deep South Financial Services has been established to provide superior service to support you closing more sales.  We provide flexible terms and structures based on what your customers need to enhance their operation.  Products include equipment installment, lease and physical damage insurance options.  Support your association by utilizing our outstanding finance options.  

Federated Insurance Federated Insurance

Safety & Risk Management: Another component of EDA's dealer education effort is the relationship between the association and Federated Insurance Companies in the United States and Canada. As a result of this long-term partnership, EDA members have access to experts who work with dealers in handling their insurance needs:

· Auto insurance · Business insurance · Health and life insurance

· Property and casualty insurance and risk-management solutions

· Business succession and planning

Also through this program, EDA has dedicated loss control specialists, in the United States and Canada, who work with dealers on programs to reduce business losses and are regular contributors to EDA Equipment Dealer magazine. With effective loss control programs, dealers will realize lower insurance premiums and more profit for their dealerships.

Federated Insurance Faubourg Private Wealth

We are proud to announce Deep South Equipment Dealers Association has selected Faubourg Private Wealth as the Preferred Partner for 401K Retirement Plan Services. Our strong values and investment services are aligned with your business' needs.

We seek to provide:
* Cost-saving retirement plan analysis and assistance
* Dozens of 401K platforms and unbiased advice to find the right fit
* Personal, on-site employee financial education
* Greater investment options that put your financial interests first

If you haven't reviewed your company's retirement plan or get the feeling your 401K isn't working for you or your employees, let us review the existing plan – with no obligation or commitment to us.


Advice Matters. Family Matters.

  • Retirement plan consultation and administrative support
  • Onsite employee retirement education
  • Generational wealth transfer
  • Holistic financial planning and monitoring
  • Investment advisory services
  • Trust services*
  • Direct asset management
  • Continuously hedged portfolios
  • Risk-conscious investing
  • Wealth planning
  • Life/business transition consultation

Together we’ll help you develop, streamline, and work towards your financial goals.

Call us today to discuss a retirement plan review. (504) 321-0923

Jaron B. Miller
Private Wealth Support Associate
[email protected]
Office: 504.321.0938

P. David Soliman
Private Wealth Advisor
[email protected]
Office: 504.321.0936x

Association Bankcard

Electronic Merchant Systems offers Deep South members solutions for their credit card processing needs, saving you money and taking your business to the next level.

With over 24 years of experience and a suite of business solutions unparalleled in the market today, EMS knows just what it takes to get a business running at its full potential.

Benefits for Members Include:

  • Lower Rates/ Savings on Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Rate Reviews
  • Face to Face Service 24/7/365
  • Free Paper
  • Free Equipment for Qualified Merchants
  • Other solutions include: Check payment, eCommerce, Gift and Loyalty, Mobile processing, and more!

For a free comparison or more information call your local representative:

Ronald Cilenti
[email protected]
(888) 913-7712 Fax


EDA Discount Freight Program:

The EDA Discount Freight Program is now made up of three dynamic services to help dealers reduce shipping expenses:

EDA Parcel Shipping Services* uses the services of FedEx to provide outstanding discounts on FedEx ground and air parcel shipments. *This service is available for US to Canada and Canada to US shipping. This program does not apply to intra-Canadian shipments.

EDA Motor Freight* uses the services of UPS Freight– and Yellow Transportation to provide outstanding discounts on less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. *This service is available for US to Canada and Canada to US shipping. This program does not apply to intra-Canadian shipments

Discounts: To review program discounts, click here.

Enrollment: Program discounts are extended to EDA-affiliated dealers and members. To enroll online, click here. To download and enrollment form to return by fax, click here.

Preferred Services: Dealers may provide their suppliers with preferred shipping preferences. To designate shipping preferences, download and complete the preference form and return to PartnerShip. To download the form, click here.

The EDA Discount Freight Program is an endorsed service administered by PartnerShip, Oberlin, Ohio. For information, click Partnership.

IRON Solutions, LLC.

IRON Solutions, LLC. is a technology company formed by EDA, affiliated associations and Central Communications Services, Outlook, Saskatchewan. IRON Solutions provides trade guides in three formats: books, CD, and Internet. IRON Solutions also offers Internet solutions for North America's dealers.
Dealers who are direct members of EDA or members of affiliated associations receive a discount for IRON Solutions products.


ID Toolchex

Identity Theft is life changing. Just ask any of the 10 million victims from last year.

What safeguards do you currently have? Does it include help with the five major types of Identity Theft? Driver’s License? Social Security? Medical ID? Character Criminal? Financial? Well, there’s good news from Toolchex. It’s called the “Identity Theft Shield”. Toolchex has teamed up with Pre- Paid Legal Services, Inc. to provide the most comprehensive identity theft services for individuals at prestigious companies, government agencies, small businesses, schools and people just like you all over North America. The service provides immediate resources to handle most types of ID theft and provide reports on credit monitoring services and professional restoration of your identity. Get the “Identity Theft Shield” Plan for only $13.95 a month for your family, and get identity restoration coverage on all five major types of ID theft. Contact Toolchex to learn more about introducing this benefit to your employees and protecting the customer information that your company has collected over the years.

Contact a Toolchex representative today. 800.498.2256 | www.toolchex.com

Toolchex, Inc. is an Independent Associate of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.

Equipment Insurance International

Physical Damage Insurance for Financed & Leased Ag & Commercial Equipment

Incorporated in January of 1984, EII is a insurance agency located in Fayetteville, North Carolina that specializes in physical damage insurance for financed and leased agricultural and commercial/ industrial equipment. EII administers the entire program from marketing, underwriting and policy generation to the adjusting and payment of claims. They pride themselves on providing the dealer and their retail customers with courteous and prompt service.

The program is underwritten by insurance companies rated A (Excellent) by AM Best and provides very competitive premium rates to the retail customer when compared to most manufacturers programs as well as many outside insurance carriers. They also compensate the dealer with the most aggressive commission schedule in the industry.

Reasons To Do Business With EII

  • Competitive Premium Rates
  • Ease of Administration
  • Additional Dealer Income
  • Insurance Company Stability
  • Fast, Fair Claim Service

For more information, please call the Association Office at 225-383-5064


  P.O. Box 1191 - Baton Rouge, LA 70821
550 Lakeland Dr. - Baton Rouge, LA  70802
(225) 383 - 5064 · (225) 383-8581
[email protected]