Travis Pearse Jr., the former owner of Diversified Engineering and Plastics, greets a worker on the production floor in Jackson, Mich., in June. The company has been squeezed as car sales have dropped every month in 2017, crimping its ability to contribute to the blue-collar revival.
Travis Pearse Jr., the former owner of Diversified Engineering and Plastics, greets a worker on the production floor in Jackson, Mich., in June. The company has been squeezed as car sales have dropped every month in 2017, crimping its ability to contribute to the blue-collar revival. Sam Hodgson New York Times
Travis Pearse Jr., the former owner of Diversified Engineering and Plastics, greets a worker on the production floor in Jackson, Mich., in June. The company has been squeezed as car sales have dropped every month in 2017, crimping its ability to contribute to the blue-collar revival. Sam Hodgson New York Times

Eager to create jobs, a small business struggles as economy presses from all sides

September 09, 2017 08:56 AM