M.E. Dey & Co., Inc.

Address: 700 W Virginia St., Milwaukee, WI 53204

Website: www.medey.com

Year founded: 1907

Product or service offered: Foreign freight forwarding, customs brokerage, compliance consulting.

Projected 2011 revenue: $4.8 million

CEO, President/Owner(s): Sandi Siegel, executive vice president

Target clientele: Wisconsin businesses planning to, or currently involved in, importing and/or exporting

Business organization memberships: MWTA, NCBFAA, MMAC, MITA,

What has fueled your company’s growth?

Customer service

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?

Marketplace will often ignore providers of our size assuming that we cannot offer the services of the larger providers.

Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?

Revamp our online capabilities for our customers, reorganize our marketing efforts.

Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them?

Greg Groth, founder and chairman of tax airfreight – Humble and keenly interested in his customers.

Mike McCarthy, coach of the Green Bay Packers – Common man capable of squeezing the best out of his staff.

Governor Scott Walker – Ability to stand up and make a choice, a decision that he believes is best, irregardless of pressure.

What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?

Outlook is good. Importing and exporting are forever ingrained into business. Risk of bad debt has increased due to economic uncertainty.

What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?

We have strived to keep close to our customers. We have relaxed our terms when our customer has needed it. Our approach is to be a partner with anyone invalid in international trade. Establish a relationship that profits both parties and grows our customer’s business.

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