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Florida CEOs answer: Is credit available from lenders?

Mike Vogel | 10/4/2011

Manufacturing
Brooke Whitaker
Vice President - DeLand Metal Craft Co. - DeLand

Brook Whitaker
[Photo: Tara Koenke]

"We put a lot on credit in order to make it through the downturn of the last few years. I wanted a better rate to pay everything down. I was told we would not qualify. It really was upsetting to me. It would be nice to have a bank loan. They said we weren't what anyone was looking for. It's a third-generation business. We're a small company employing generally nine to 10 people. Never even laid off people. We never were late as a business. We're still extremely busy."

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