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The Sale of Our Company: One Year Later

October 20, 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year ago already since we made our boldest move: Selling our company to Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a leading investment firm headquartered in the Twin Cities....

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The Pursuit Of Normal

June 2, 2016

Everyone has a “normal” and when it gets disrupted, I often hear people say, “I just want to get back to normal.” What we’re really saying is that we want our comfortable and predictable routine.

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Some Things Won't Change: Lessons from Our Founders

January 17, 2013

This month we are celebrating our 40th anniversary at Marco. It was back in 1973 that Dave Marquardt and Gary Marsden, which make up the “Mar” in Marco, turned their dreams of owning a business into...

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Takeover Day: How do you know if you'll stay?

September 6, 2012

We are currently completing our 12th acquisition and although the companies have all been different, the feeling on “that day” never changes. Employees are typically called to attend an all-company...

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Time To Make Changes

March 15, 2012

If readership and comments are indicators of success, this blog is performing well. So, it’s time to make a change, right?

That may sound counter intuitive, but making changes when things are going...

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Knowing When To Let Go

January 19, 2012

We all know we have things we should probably let go of. These can be company traditions, events, or even functions of your business. They can compromise our time, resources and often performance....

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Looking Around Corners

January 6, 2011

Thirty years ago Marco could never have imagined a world without typewriters. This was the company’s economic engine contributing to most of our revenue and profit.  In fact, our original name was ...

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