The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bridgemi
North of Grand Rapids, residents of Montcalm County know better than most what tough times in rural Michigan can mean.
In 2006 – despite a massive push by state and local officials to prevent it – Electrolux closed its manufacturing plant in the small city of Greenville, costing 2,700 jobs. The firm shifted much of its production to Mexico, where workers would be paid about $1.57 an hour.
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