First Financial Material Handling & Automation Joins MHEDA

First Financial Material Handling & Automation (FFMHA), a leading provider of lease financing solutions, has joined MHEDA, the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association.  MHEDA is the premier trade association dedicated to serving the material handling community.  MHEDA programs and services are accessed by thousands of industry professionals each year who are seeking to help their business stay competitive and their employees stay connected.

As a part of this network of industry professionals, First Financial Material Handling & Automation is able to access professional development programs, best practice benchmarking and networking opportunities, all specific to the material handling industry.

“Despite the current economic challenges affecting the financial industry, we’ve helped hundreds of customers secure the financial resources they need to grow and expand operations,” said David Sanborne, SVP & National Sales Manager, FFMHA.  “We look forward to working with our fellow MHEDA members and serving as their valuable leasing partner for investments in material handling and automation technology.”

First Financial Material Handling & Automation is a division of First Financial Equipment Leasing. For over 20 years, FFMHA has partnered with companies in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, consumer products and logistics to invest in material handling and automation technology projects.  FFMHA is well equipped to handle transactions ranging from $150k to well over $50 million and meet the evolving needs of MHEDA members looking to procure capital equipment within the four walls of their distribution center or manufacturing plant.


The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor.  MHEDA represents close to 650 companies in the material handling equipment business.  Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking, and best practices.  For more information, visit

About First Financial Equipment Leasing 

First Financial Equipment Leasing is an independent provider of equipment leasing solutions for companies acquiring capital equipment and technology. Through its three core divisions – First Financial Healthcare, First Financial Material Handling and Automation, and First Financial Technology – the company assists businesses through every stage of the leasing process to create cost-effective, innovative financial products tailored to their objectives.

Headquartered in Southern California, First Financial Equipment Leasing has multiple regional office locations across the U.S. and Canada. The company is a member of JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. (JAML).  JAML is a Japanese equipment leasing company providing leasing and financial solutions in Japan and Globally (offices in Asia and North America), with total operating assets of over US $15 billion.  For additional information, please visit the company’s website at

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