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An endurance test to celebrate an enduring legacy

Ireland TriathlonEnterprise founder Jack Taylor believed in having fun and giving back to the local communities where employees live and work.

After Jack passed away in 2016, the Ireland Operating Group looked to pay homage to his philosophy. At the top of their list: an annual run, bike and swim – all to benefit a local non-profit.

And with that, the annual Jack Taylor Memorial Triathlon headed to the start line.

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60 Years of Driving Forward

2.1.17.60th.anniversaryIt was 60 years ago on a rainy winter afternoon that Jack Taylor started a car leasing business. He invested his entire savings ($10,000 and the help of a loan), his future and his career into the new venture. In a tiny lower-level office in a St. Louis Cadillac dealership, he began with a fleet of seven cars, one employee and a commitment to provide a uniquely personal brand of customer service.

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Thank you, Jack

Jack ImageNearly 60 years ago, after serving his country in the skies over the South Pacific, Jack Taylor came home to start a business.

He was a proud member of the “Greatest Generation,” serving as a decorated U.S. Navy fighter pilot in World War II. He often credited the lessons he learned in the Navy – including integrity, hard work, team spirit and simply doing the right thing – with helping to shape him as a person and as a businessman.

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