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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

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New Report of Equipment Finance Activity Shows Performance for Industrial/Manufacturing Sector

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The 2009 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) was released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) today, showing equipment lease and loan activity of responding companies by product, structure and origination. SEFA highlights are detailed in the press release below. The SEFA shows that for the manufacturing/industrial sector, within the sample of ELFA member companies surveyed

  • New business volume by end-user industry remained constant at 9.7% from 2007 to 2008.
  • New business volume by equipment type declined slightly for production and process control equipment from 1.6% to 1.5% and for machine tools from 2.1% to 2.0%. NBV remained constant for plastic extrusions at 0.2% and Industrial/Manufacturing – other at 0.7%. Semi-conductors were down from 0.4% to 0.1%.
  • Materials handling equipment new business volume increased to 2.6% up from 2.3% the previous year.
  • Overall SEFA new business volume declined 2.2%.

Please contact Diane Johnson, On behalf of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, at or 703/391-2056 if you would like a PDF file of the report sent to you.

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