Daily News: September 27, 2013

GE Capital Provides $750MM Facility to Rush Enterprises

GE Capital’s Transportation Finance business said it has increased its credit facility for Rush Enterprises to $750 million from $600 million. Rush will use the funds to purchase new and used truck inventory. GE Capital Markets served as the arranger on the transaction.

Rush is in the process of expanding in North Carolina, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri and Virginia. Once completed, there will be 88 Rush Truck Centers in 18 states. The company’s dealerships sell multiple brands of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks as well as medium-duty Class 4-7 equipment and light-duty vehicles.

GE Capital and its antecedent companies have been financing equipment for New Braunfels, TX-based Rush for 30 years. The new agreement extends through July 11, 2016.

“We appreciate our long-standing relationship with GE Capital’s Transportation Finance team,” said Rusty Rush, the company’s chairman and CEO. “We’re confident that we can depend on GE to be there for us as we continue to expand our geographic footprint throughout the U.S.”

“Rush is a key player in the U.S. trucking industry and we’re proud to help them grow their business,” said Dan Clark, president and general manager of GE Capital, Transportation Finance. “As dealers continue to grow their businesses, either through acquisition or organically, they need to have a reliable source of funding and that is what we offer. And that’s why Rush and many other successful dealerships look to GE Capital for funding.”