January 2017
Borrower Profile
SBA 504 Equipment Loan Helps Strengthen Steel Fabricator

Since its launch in 1963, Allstate Steel Company, Inc., a family owned and operated full service steel fabrication and erection company in Jacksonville, has operated under one guiding principle: a commitment to personalized service that has been unwavering for more than five decades.

Allstate Steel Company Jacksonville FloridaKen Suggs, son of founder C. J. Suggs, led the company through a period of tremendous growth that included steel fabrication projects for customers across the U.S. and the Caribbean. Now under the watchful eye of President & CEO Sharon Suggs, Ken’s wife, the legacy of Allstate Steel’s history of commitment to personalized service, unparalleled quality and a dedication to safety continues unabated.

Allstate Steel produces in excess of 10,000 tons of structural steel annually. From raw material delivery to computerized fabrication machinery, to fabrication of trusses, beams, columns or automotive trusses, to cleaning and finishing (the paint bay capabilities include three coat paint systems) — all the way to on-time delivery, a consistent track record of efficiency has earned the company an exceptionally high rate of client return.

When the need arose for the company to purchase a specialized piece of computerized fabrication machinery, the $1 million price tag made a Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 equipment loan the obvious choice for financing.

“The ability to complete the acquisition with 90% financing and a 10-year, below-market fixed interest rate term was a tremendous benefit for the borrower,” said Kristen Tackett, Florida First Capital Vice President and Business Development Officer for Northeast Florida. “The opportunity to acquire industrial machinery at terms nearly unheard of in the equipment financing world means Allstate is able to invest in other aspects of its operation to help insure the continued financial success of the business.”

Visit Allstate Steel online at www.allstatesteel.com.

For more information about SBA 504 loans in Florida, contact a Florida First Capital Loan Officer or email us at info@ffcfc.com.  Phone: 850.681.3601 or toll-free at 888.320.5504