Established in 1984, The Marco Company is a family-owned business that specializes in providing merchandising solutions for the retail industry including a variety of fixtures, display carts, trays, baskets, backroom organizers and refrigerators. It also provides replacement parts, wine, spirits, pallets and case fronts for grocery and retail store departments. The company operates more than 800,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facilities and employs over 600 personnel in Fort Worth, Texas.
EDI = Money in the Bank for Major Display
In a competitive industry like retail display manufacturing, prompt payment and cash flow are critical issues which must be managed closely. Yet, The Marco Company wasn’t getting paid. This might have been manageable had it been a small customer, but the customer who couldn’t make payment was very large, and the receivables had grown to $2.5 Million.
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