November 5, 2012
In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, Judy Dross, left, and Gloria Bambrick count and stack components of T-shirts at FesslerUSA apparel manufacture in Orwigsburg, Pa. Family-owned FesslerUSA has survived war and depression, free trade and foreign imports to produce millions of knitted garments from its base in eastern Pennsylvania. Production will shut down in early November, tossing 130 employees out of work and ending a run of nearly 113 years.
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One of the last U.S. apparel manufacturers of its kind is losing its shirt.