By  on November 5, 2012

In the end, Fessler USA apparently could no longer swim upstream.

For many years, the family-owned state-of-the-art knitwear manufacturer seemed at once a vestige of a bygone era, as imports drove U.S. production jobs offshore, and a symbol of a revival of U.S. apparel manufacturing. Its 155,000-square-foot facility in Orwigsburg, Pa., on rural Route 61, owned by the Meck family, served as a company headquarters, a manufacturing plant, a warehouse distribution site and a hub for shipping goods to satellite sewing factories in the area.

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