First Financial Expands into Canada to Meet Increasing Demand for its Leasing Solutions Bill Heston Appointed Country Manager, Material Handling Equipment to Lead New Venture

PLACENTIA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. (FFCSI), a premier provider of medical, material handling and IT equipment leasing solutions, today announces its expansion into Canada and the formation of FF Canadian Leasing, Inc. (FFCLI).  As one of the largest privately held equipment providers in the U.S., First Financial is a trusted financial partner with customers in almost every market segment, from start-ups to Fortune 500, with transactions ranging from $50,000 to more than $15 million.  

As a subsidiary of First Financial, FF Canadian Leasing, Inc. is a vendor-independent lessor of material handling equipment and forklifts.  The company works directly with manufacturers that have warehousing and distribution needs to provide attractive and customized leasing options for seamless integration of new and refurbished equipment.

"Our extension into Canada opens huge doors of opportunity for us to help companies acquire the equipment needed to grow their businesses while keeping their costs in check," said Richard Stebbins, co-founder and CEO.  "We look forward to cultivating new relationships and helping our customers manage their financial and equipment needs."

Leading First Financial into this new endeavor is capital equipment industry veteran Bill Heston.  In his expanded role as Country Manager for Material Handling Equipment, Heston will be responsible for FFCLI's sales, as well as client, vendor and manufacturer relationships.  With close to 30 years of diverse experience in the material handling industry, he spent 17 years at CitiCapital - most recently as Vice President.  Heston holds a BS in Business Management/Economics from Widener University.

"As one of the few major players in the material handling industry, we are extremely excited to extend our services into Canada," said Heston, Country Manager, MHE.  "While we are seeing strong and steady growth in the material handling equipment industry across both borders, access to financing has remained a challenge for some Canadian companies wanting to lease. With our expanded presence in Canada, these companies now have the opportunity to work with us for all of their equipment needs."

Headquartered in Placentia, CA, the expansion into Canada boosts First Financial into a global economy.  The company also has 13 regional office locations across the U.S. including Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Philadelphia and San Francisco.  For additional information on FF Canadian Leasing, Inc., please contact Bill Heston at 215-393-8192 or bheston@ffcsi.com.

About First Financial Corporate Services, Inc.

For more than 13 years, FFCSI has been a trusted provider of medical, IT, and material handling equipment leasing to commercial clients and hospitals throughout the U.S.  FFCSI delivers flexible and cost-effective financing solutions for a broad range of equipment types, designed to help its clients manage equipment lifecycles and maximize the cost-effectiveness of capital acquisitions.  For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.ffcsi.com.

Media Contact: Lori Leavey, First Financial Corporate Services, Inc., 9492801203, lleavey@ffcsi.com

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