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John Crum

SVP & National Sales Manager of Equipment Finance, Construction Group

John Crum has worked in the construction equipment finance industry for the past 20 years, holding a variety of positions in sales and credit management. He joined Wells Fargo Equipment Finance in May 2006 and currently serves as national sales manager of its Construction Group,
overseeing originations activities in the U.S. and Canada.

Posts by John Crum

Construction Strength Builds Its Own Challenges: Significant 2018 Growth Could Point to a More-Moderate 2019

Equipment finance and leasing industry observers know 2018 has been a good year for U.S. business. And the construction industry is no exception. But before taking a closer look at this important segment, it is crucial to understand its scope.... read more

Construction Activity Up in 2017: Residential Upsurge Makes Up for Declines in Infrastructure Spending

The U.S. construction industry started the year with high hopes and expectations. Our stakeholders strongly anticipated increased work, lower regulations and a friendlier business environment. It didn’t matter who was speaking, the buzz was overwhelmingly positive. Much of this feedback... read more

Glory Days for Contractors: Transference of Risk in the Construction Market

The overall market conditions in the construction equipment industry can best be described as a mixed bag, and your views on it depend greatly upon which channel your business falls into. If you are a manufacturer, dealer or rental company,... read more

Construction Activity Strong in 2015: Rental Rates Continue Upward Trend

For nearly 40 years, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance and its predecessors have surveyed construction industry executives annually to better understand the unique challenges that decision-makers face. Over the last five years, we’ve seen slow but steady growth that has made... read more

Construction Industry Activity, Optimism Rise in 2014: Will it Continue in 2015?

Twice each year, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance surveys executives in the construction industry to better understand and serve the unique needs that decision-makers face. In our Second-Half 2014 Construction Executive Survey we found more evidence that the construction industry has... read more

Construction Sees a Slow, Steady Recovery

For more than the last year there have been signs that the construction industry is starting to contribute to overall economic growth in the U.S. After reading some rather devastating construction activity reports over the last four years, it’s a... read more

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