His Company Makes Speakers. Now He's Speaking Out, Opposing Tariffs

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updated at 10:27 am ET The Misco speaker company in St. Paul, Minn., is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. But the company's future is uncertain — a result of the trade war between the U.S. and China. Dan Digre's dad started Misco after serving in World War II. "He was a B-17 radio operator and came back to the United States and married a woman with a bad radio," Digre says. "Turned out the radio wasn't bad but the speaker was bad, so he started his own speaker repair business." Today, Misco employs about 100 people in the Twin Cities and manufactures a wide variety of speakers for musicians, home theater buffs, even drive-through restaurants. Digre, who's now the company's president, says there used to be a substantial speaker industry in...

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His Company Makes Speakers. Now He's Speaking Out, Opposing Tariffs

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