Peerless Pottery of Rockport, Ind., ceased manufacturing operations at the end of October after 102 years in business. The vitreous china fixture company sold the Peerless name and product line to a Mexican company after determining it could no longer compete in the business in the face of low-cost foreign competition.
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For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.