Atlanta-based Patriot Capital Corporation announced today that it was selected as the nation’s best equipment financing company by the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA).

The “Best in the U.S.” honor for Patriot Capital was bestowed by PMAA on behalf of the 8,000 member companies in the petroleum marketing and convenience store (C-store) industry that comprise its membership.

“Because Patriot has such a great reputation in the industry, I am not at all surprised they were voted the best in the U.S.,” stated Dan Gilligan, President, PMAA in describing the award.

“To be honored as ‘best in the U.S.’ by the nation’s fuel marketers and jobbers is indeed a high honor,” said Chris Santy, President, Patriot Capital Corporation. “We appreciate the PMAA members’ recognition of our partnership and our commitment to providing hassle-free financing solutions to the retail and commercial petroleum industry. We look forward to continue helping America’s entrepreneurs to succeed.”

The Petroleum Marketers Association of America, which, with its predecessor organization the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, has represented the interests of fuel retailers and jobbers since 1909. PMAA is a federation of 48 state and regional trade associations. Its stated mission is to “nationally unify petroleum marketers through their state and regional associations in order to effectively further the common business interests of the petroleum marketing industry.”