To better identify and communicate the business interests of United Leasing, Inc., Romain Automotive Group, and Professional Transportation, Inc., the assumed business name “United Companies” was adopted and put into use. United Leasing, Inc. moved heavily into leasing activities in the fitness equipment industry and has continued to expand its equipment leasing operations. The company also was awarded a U.S. Government GSA contract for vehicle leasing, while also creating a department to handle business servicing consumer loans in the HVAC industry.