Transport International Pool Acquires Paragon Leasing Assets.Business Editors
DEVON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2001
Transport International Pool (TIP), a GE Capital company, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Paragon Leasing, a U.S. trailer-leasing business based in Chattanooga, Tenn. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Under the agreement, Paragon's 5,700 trailers will be integrated into TIP's fleet of more than 300,000 units. Also, the Paragon branch in Knoxville, Tenn., will be added to TIP's branch network, giving TIP a new foothold foot·hold
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1. in the region. Paragon's eight other locations will be consolidated into the TIP organization.
"We're pleased to have completed this transaction and are looking forward to building a strong relationship with our new Paragon customers. They will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of TIP's one-stop shopping and financing resources, as well as gain online access to their account information and TIP products and services via www.tiptrailers.com," said Chris Hines, president, TIP North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. . "This acquisition fits nicely with TIP's current branch network. It gives us the opportunity to better serve our new and current customers in the Southeast region with the addition of the branch in Knoxville."
Transport International Pool (TIP), a GE Capital company, is a global leader in leasing, renting, buying, selling and financing over-the-road trailers. TIP is the first OTR OTR Over The Road (truckers)
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