Payless Cashways closed its doors Aug. 28. Once the industry's fifth-largest retailer, a $2.6 billion company with 200 stores nationwide, the home center chain was down to 73 stores and operating in Chapter 11 when it told the bankruptcy court it had no funds to continue operations and would seek liquidation.
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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.