Abro Industries, out of Indiana, makes and sells products under the “Made in the USA” label. Abro sells products like duct tape and epoxy glue, and does quite well in emerging economies. Abro’s Tim Demarias scours the world seeking to open new markets. At one point, Tim noticed that sales were down considerably, and suspected counterfeiters. In an NPR broadcast entitled “The Stolen Company”, Tim recounts his adventures in chasing down one particularly ruthless counterfeiter out of China. Here’s the transcript of the broadcast:
[NPR HOST]: Anyways, Tim couldn't figure this out. Why were his sales slipping?
[NPR HOST]: And then he heard from a customer who had seen some counterfeit Abro products in China.
[NPR HOST]: Tim gets on a plane to investigate. His first stop is this trade show that everyone in his business goes to.
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