Wednesday, February 18, 2015
To help streamline financing for its products, LECO Concrete Forms & Supply—a leading manufacturer of high-grade concrete forming systems in Atlanta—recently launched a new option for its customers through it’s equipment financing partner, Advantage+: it’s called the Equipment Finance Agreement (EFA). The EFA treats the sale of forming equipment as a cash sale; the only difference is that the company will have a lien on the equipment until the loan is fully paid. The main advantage of this is that the contractor can actually own the equipment instead of spending more on long-term leasing. And since the EFA does not require advance payments, it helps contractors become more flexible in their cash flow management. LECO’s partner Advantage+ still offers lease financing, but it expects most of its customers to prefer the new EFA.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Aluminum is one of the most commonly used concrete forming systems next to steel, from commercial building construction to domestic houses. It is utilized in roofing, windows, curtain walling, and partitions, among many other things. It is also used in other industries such as transportation and commerce. As aluminum experts and CEOs Heidi Brock and Paul-Henri Chevalier put it in their article contribution on metalarchitecture.com, “Highly recyclable, lightweight and durable, the metal is a key aspect of green building efforts taking place across the country and around the globe.” Recyclability Unlike other building materials that would be discarded at the end of its lifespan, aluminum can be recycled and reused while still keeping its fundamental characteristics or quality. Even coated aluminum can be recycled, prior to popular belief.