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Winthorp Resources Forms Strategic Alliance With IT Asset Lifecycle Management Co.

December 12, 2012, 07:25 AM
Filed Under: Program Agreements

MPC, a Minneapolis based IT Asset Lifecycle Management (ITLM) company, has announced a strategic relationship with Winthrop Resources Corporation ("Winthrop"), an indirect subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation ("TCF").

As MPC continues to expand its services to encompass all stages of an IT asset's lifecycle, the company is excited to utilize Winthrop's financial services expertise to help customers make technology financing decisions that advance their business strategy, maximize capital and respond to forces of change. MPC customers will now be able to receive new equipment financing and advice, backed by the certified management and disposition services MPC is known for.

MPC's Senior Vice President Gregg Bjork says that by offering technology finance services through Winthrop, MPC will be able to offer customers a more complete IT asset lifecycle management solution. "We can now incorporate expert implementation skills into our lifecycle services that will allow customers to have a unified strategy in place for the entire process, from the initial IT asset acquisition to the final disposition. We feel this truly demonstrates our commitment to deliver and execute lifecycle management solutions."

Customers can expect the alliance to bring a more innovative and flexible option to easily manage their equipment from one source. MPC will also be supporting Winthrop's return process, providing certified returns facilities for off-lease equipment along with onsite services for decommissioning, data sanitization and destruction.

"Winthrop and our clients understand that having an equipment disposition strategy is essential.  We appreciate that MPC provides a wide-range of equipment disposition services that follow the strictest environmentally and socially responsible practices," said Brad Swenson, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Strategy and Business Development Officer of Winthrop. "We share MPC's vision of a broader set of lifecycle services and proud to be working with a such a highly respected company."

MPC is an innovative IT asset Lifecycle Management (ITLM) business setting the standard for secure and certified services that ensure customers maximize the value they receive from technology throughout the entire lifecycle, from acquisition to disposition. Founded in 1983, MPC proudly holds R2, e-Stewards, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and NAID certifications.

Winthrop Resources Corporation provides technology leasing solutions to the healthcare industry. Winthrop is an indirect subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation ("TCF"), a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company with $19 billion in total assets at December 31, 2011. TCF has over 430 branches in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arizona and South Dakota, providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF also conducts commercial leasing and equipment finance business in all 50 states, commercial inventory finance business in the U.S. and Canada, and indirect auto finance business in over 30 states.

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