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Weinbrenner Shoe Company set to expand amid pandemic

Weinbrenner Shoe Company set to expand amid pandemic

The Weinbrenner Shoe Company in Merrill hasn't stopped since its founding in 1892. Not even a global pandemic could keep them down for long. "A lot of our competitors stopped production, they laid people off. We didn't do either," said Jeff Burns, company president....

Building Back Better for US textiles and apparel

Building Back Better for US textiles and apparel

The U.S. has moved from ‘America First’ under the Trump administration, to ‘Buy American’ under President Biden.  While it is too soon to tell for sure how big a shift this will be in domestic and international trade, there are some strong indicators that the textiles...

Pandemic aftershocks overwhelm global supply lines

Pandemic aftershocks overwhelm global supply lines

One year after the coronavirus pandemic first disrupted global supply chains by closing Chinese factories, fresh shipping headaches are delaying U.S. farm exports, crimping domestic manufacturing and threatening higher prices for American consumers. The cost of...