How the Pandemic is Reshaping American Manufacturing

Updated: Aug 5

By PBS NewsHours


The below video from PBS NewsHour features an interview with Charlie Merrow on the role of Merrow Manufacturing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Merrow family also owns and operates SPESA member Merrow Sewing Machine Company which was founded in 1838. Click here to read the full transcript.


Long before the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturing in the U.S. was transformed -- and with it, daily life. Now COVID-19 is delivering a new blow to the industry. But some companies are pivoting to create the personal protective equipment that the U.S. had previously outsourced overseas. Paul Solman reports on how a family textile business nearly 200 years old is adapting to this latest challenge.



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