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By Stacey Hartmann in Industry Trends Posted November 20, 2017

Diagnostic Imaging Executive: Tax break benefits with year-end imaging equipment financing

The fourth quarter is an excellent time for providers in radiology, oncology, women’s health, and every facet of imaging to move forward with an imaging equipment acquisition before the end of the year to gain the tax benefits of IRS Code Section 179.


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By Stacey Hartmann in Thought Leadership Posted October 16, 2017

Asset Finance International 2017 U.S. survey reveals mixed fortunes

Asset finance is experiencing a mixed year, with construction and technology infrastructure as bright spots, healthcare as static, and transportation and agriculture as lagging, notes the 2017 Auto & Equipment Finance Survey 2017 by Asset Finance International in association with White Clarke Group.


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By Stacey Hartmann in Company News Posted July 7, 2015

Key Equipment Finance’s Lori G. Frasier graduates from Leadership Program of the Rockies

Lori G. Frasier, senior vice president of strategy and performance management, has graduated from Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR). The multi-faceted, nine-month training program combines the study of the constitution and free-market capitalism, and brings together a selective cross section of emerging leaders from Colorado in business, public policy and community activism.


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By Stacey Hartmann in Company News Posted February 17, 2015

Key Equipment Finance leader to moderate energy financing panel at NC Clean Tech Summit

Doug Beebe, Key Equipment Finance's Vice President of Energy Finance, will moderate a panel discussion this week on clean energy finance at the NC Clean Tech Summit. The second annual, two-day conference Thursday and Friday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is expected to draw 600 students, policy makers and industry leaders.

Beebe, who leads energy financing transactions for Key, will guide a 90-minute discussion between five energy finance leaders, and will also participate in a lunchtime panel with students interested in energy finance careers.


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By Stacey Hartmann in Industry Trends Posted February 13, 2015

Water efficiency: financing infrastructure upgrades getting faster and easier

A recent article in Water Efficiency: Journal For Water Resource Management explains the benefits of equipment financing for upgrading and maintaining outdated water infrastructure.

"As the cost of upgrading and maintaining an outdated water infrastructure continues to climb, many utilities lack the funds needed to invest in necessary capital equipment," writes Brian DePonte, senior vice president of innovation markets at Key Equipment Finance. "In fact, according to the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 2014 State of the Water Industry Report, financing capital projects is the third most pressing issue facing water professionals today, with the condition of the water and wastewater infrastructure at the top of the list of concerns."


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By Stacey Hartmann in Industry Trends Posted January 28, 2015

Industry confidence hits three-year high

With news this week of overall confidence in the equipment finance market reaching the highest level in the last three years, it appears companies with obsolete equipment or pent-up demand for new equipment might be loosening up the capital purse strings.

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's monthly confidence index for the equipment finance industry is 66.1, an increase from the December index of 63.4 and the highest level in the last three years.

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By Stacey Hartmann in Company News Posted January 21, 2015

Key finances solar garden project in Antonito, Colorado

Key Equipment Finance and Community Energy, Inc., a leading renewable energy development and marketing company, today announced the completion of a solar garden installation in Antonito, Colorado.

With $890,000 in financing from Key Equipment Finance, the 500-kilowatt solar array was installed on 3.2 acres on the edge of the southern Colorado town. Through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Antonito Solar, a subsidiary of Community Energy, the Town of Antonito and approximately 40 other solar garden subscribers receive a 10% discount on their electricity costs and get to participate in solar energy generation without putting it on their roofs.


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