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ZT Motors to Quadruple Rooftop Footprint in Southeast by 2023

Company poised to become one of the largest minority-owned dealerships in the country. Incredible customer service and strategic acquisitions will ensure auto brand continues to thrive.
Press Release – updated: Dec 2, 2019 14:50 EST

HOUSTON, December 2, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Following the recent successful acquisition of Steve Rayman, one of Atlanta’s leading Chevrolet dealerships, ZT Motors, a portfolio company of Houston-based Private Equity firm, ZT Corporate, is planning for the future. ZT Corporate plans to add 15-20 dealerships throughout the Southeast U.S. to the company’s current roster of five dealerships: BMW, Chevrolet, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, which would quadruple the automotive portfolio’s footprint and position the company to be one of the largest minority-owned dealerships in the country.
In 2015, ZT Motors, founded by Taseer Badar, acquired the Fort Walton Beach, Florida BMW, Mazda, Mercedez-Benz and Toyota dealerships. After rapidly and successfully growing these dealerships, ZT Motors began seeking opportunities to acquire additional dealerships under the leadership of their seasoned automotive management team. ZT Motors retains leadership talent with roots in the local community when it acquires dealerships, and provides that talent with the resources to grow the business.
“I have a passion for cars, and this portfolio combines my passion with ZT Corporate’s mission to create value for our investors, staff and customers,” said Taseer Badar, CEO & Chairman, ZT Corporate. “We are experts and successful at what we do. Once we acquired the Fort Walton Beach Toyota dealership, it became the number one volume Toyota store in the Florida panhandle. We want to replicate this model across the Southeast.”
Over the next three years, ZT Motors will seek opportunities to invest in top-performing and cash-flowing dealerships, where leadership can leverage its operating strength to expand the business in the Southeast region. The portfolio is on pace to double its EBITDA since its initial acquisition of the Fort Walton Beach dealerships and has a goal to achieve $30 million EBITDA by 2023.
ZT Motors is eying several markets within the Southeast, especially Houston. Home to ZT Corporate’s headquarters and most of its investors, Houston is an attractive market for ZT Motors because of its rapidly expanding population and heavy reliance on personal transportation. Additionally, ZT Motors has plans to add high-volume manufacturers to the roster, including Ford and Honda.
“The benefit to a customer of purchasing from a privately-owned dealership such as ZT Motors is we treat customers like family,” said Badar. “We know that buying a car is a major purchase for our customers, and we provide a hands-on auto purchasing approach that is based on decades of experience and our passion for the auto industry.”   
“The Southeast is a prime market for ZT Motors to expand. The population is growing and most people will rely on personal cars for transportation for the foreseeable future. At the same time, dealers are retiring, and the need for experienced management staff and capital is growing. We receive calls from dealerships every day looking to sell,” said Keith Monnin, President of ZT Motors. “The dealerships that are most attractive to us have an incredible reputation in the community, clean accounting records and a dedicated, passionate team.”
For more information about ZT Corporate, visit www.ztcorporate.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram at @ZTCorporate.
About ZT Corporate
ZT Corporate was established in 1997 and has grown into a full-service wealth management firm that provides specialized financial solutions to its clients through traditional, alternative and private equity investments. ZT Corporate provides investment opportunities in lower middle-market companies, with a primary focus on the healthcare industry. Success in the healthcare portfolio provided ZT Corporate with the strength to diversify its portfolio into new industries, including real estate, sports and entertainment, franchise restaurants, and most recently, the retail automotive industry.
About ZT Motors
ZT Motors was founded in 2015 and has become one of the fastest-growing verticals within ZT Corporate’s portfolio. ZT Motors operates automotive dealerships in Florida and Georgia for BMW, Chevrolet, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota. ZT Motors provides the management expertise and capital to grow retail automobile dealerships in the Southeast.
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Source: ZT Corporate

Larson Electronics Releases 2018 Ford F150 No-Drill Rooftop Magnetic Mounting Plate, Strobe Lights

Press Release – updated: Nov 17, 2019 07:00 CST

KEMP, Texas, November 17, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Larson Electronics, a Texas-based company with over 40 years of experience spearheading the industrial lighting and equipment sectors, announced the release of a no-drill magnetic mounting plate for 2018 Ford F150 pickup trucks. This lightweight mounting plate requires no drilling to install and can support lights up to 30 lbs. This unit comes with an aluminum bracket with a 24” by 8” magnetic steel mounting plate surface.
The MMP-F150-2018-STRB no-drill magnetic mounting plate designed for 2018 Ford F150 pickup trucks features a durable aluminum frame with aluminum brackets and a steel mounting plate surface. This unit is designed for 2018 Ford F150 trucks with factory strobe lights installed and offers operators the ability to deploy any type of magnetic mounted lights or equipment up to 30lbs. This unit is installed via the rear 3rd brake light and has a weatherproof seal for secure and dry installation that protects the truck body from scrapes.
Larson Electronics’ no-drill magnetic steel mounting plate requires no drilling for installation and can support wind-loads seen at highway speeds. This unit is powder coated for added durability and comes in grey, white or black finish. This mounting plate is suitable for spotlights, flood lights, hunting and fishing lights, warning lights, signal lights, flashers, turn signals, brake lights, off-roading, horns, sirens, antennas, and more.
About Larson Electronics LLC: Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.
For further information, please contact:
Rob Bresnahan, President and CEOToll-free: 1-888-351-2363​Int’l: 214-616-6180Fax: 903-498-3364Email: sales@larsonelectronics.com
Source: Larson Electronics

Auraria Campus Installs Largest Rooftop Solar Array in Downtown Denver

Press Release – updated: Nov 11, 2019 21:39 EST

DENVER, November 11, 2019 (Newswire.com) – ​​​​The Auraria Sustainable Campus Program (ASCP), in partnership with the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) and Namastè Solar of Boulder, is nearing the completion of a 779 kW solar array installation atop the Auraria Library. 
The installation is the largest single-roof solar array in downtown Denver according to Xcel Energy. It will be fully functional in early November and will power two-thirds of the Auraria Library’s electricity needs.  
“Auraria Campus is fortunate to be situated in one of the most solar-friendly climates in the country and the new solar array reinforces our ongoing commitment to renewable energy initiatives on campus,” Colleen Walker, AHEC CEO, said.
The 2,100-panel array will produce approximately 1 million kWh annually – or enough energy to power 100 average U.S. homes each year. It will supply 2.5% of the annual campus-wide power consumption, increasing the Auraria Campus solar capacity tenfold to 854 kW. The array will also play a big role in lowering Auraria Campus greenhouse gas emissions by saving an estimated 1.2 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year. Additionally, the energy savings from this project will help increase the ASCP’s annual funding by 10-15% and allow for other impactful projects on campus.
“This is a huge win for the Auraria Campus and the ASCP. Our students and staff have worked so hard to make this a reality. We’re really proud of this project and we’re excited to keep making meaningful progress in this community,” said Chris Herr, the Sustainability Officer for the Auraria Campus.
The ASCP was established in 2011 as the result of a student-led initiative focused on reducing the ecological impact of the Auraria Campus as a whole. 
“We’re inspired by the tremendous effort the city, county, and state is making to transition to a clean energy economy and we’re thrilled to be able to significantly contribute to the greening of our local grid,” said ASCP Sustainability Coordinator Jackie Slocombe. 
In addition to the ASCP’s renewable energy initiative, there are also many student- and program-led initiatives actively focused on addressing water conservation, waste diversion, and alternative transportation.
“The solar energy from this system will benefit the Denver community,” said Eliot Abel, director of commercial project development at Namasté Solar. “With projects like this, Denver residents will benefit from improved air quality thanks to clean, emission-free energy.”
The 150-acre Auraria Campus serves the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver. AHEC is the Colorado state entity that serves as the umbrella organization for the Auraria Campus. The collective student, faculty, and staff population is approximately 43,000, making it the largest campus in Colorado. To learn more about the ASCP, visit www.sustainableauraria.org.
Namasté Solar is an employee-owned Colorado Public Benefit Cooperative that designs, installs, and maintains solar electric systems for homeowners, commercial property owners, and utility-scale developers.
Media Contact: Jane Hood Phone: 303.556.3441Email: jane.hood@ahec.edu
Source: Auraria Higher Education Center

Larson Electronics Releases No-Drill Rooftop Magnetic Mounting Plate for 2015 Ford F150, 24″ X 8″

Press Release – updated: Nov 3, 2019 09:00 CST

KEMP, Texas, November 3, 2019 (Newswire.com) –   Larson Electronics, a Texas-based company with over 40 years of experience spearheading the industrial lighting and equipment sectors, announced the release of a no-drill rooftop magnetic mounting plate designed for 2015 Ford F150 pickup trucks. This mounting plate requires no drilling for installation and can support lights of up to 30 lbs. This plate attaches to the third brake light OEM location and features an aluminum bracket with a 24” by 8” magnetic steel mounting surface.
The MMP-F150-2015 no-drill rooftop magnetic mounting plate is designed for 2015 Ford F150 pickup trucks. This lightweight aluminum mounting plate offers operators a convenient mounting option for any magnetic light, equipment or application that weighs up to 30 lbs. This plate is made of a durable aluminum frame with aluminum brackets and a steel mounting plate surface. This unit is installed via the third rear cab light and features a weatherproof seal for secure and dry installation that helps protect the truck body from scrapes.
Larson Electronics’ no-drill magnetic mounting plate for 2015 Ford F150 pickup trucks can support windloads typical at highway speeds and comes in black, white or grey finish. This unit can support lights and equipment such as magnetic base spotlights, strobe lights, brake lights, hunting lights, sirens, antennas, horns, rooftop magnetic equipment and more. Suitable applications include hunting, fishing, off-roading, search and rescue operations, farming operations, and more.
 
About Larson Electronics LLC: Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.
For further information, please contact:
Rob Bresnahan, President and CEO
Toll-free: 1-888-351-2363
Int’l: 214-616-6180
Fax: 903-498-3364
E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com
Source: Larson Electronics