Michigan Ladder Company

Hidden In Plain Sight: Michigan Ladder Company In Ypsilanti

This week, we launch what will be an occasional series that will introduce you to some of the people, places, and things that help comprise who we are as a community. These are parts of our community that, in some way, are making a difference, and yet, you may not be at all familiar with them. That’s why this feature series is called “Hidden in Plain Sight.” Today, we take you to Michigan Ladder Company. 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan spent time with the folks at the Ypsilanti factory that makes products found everywhere from Washtenaw County, to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island , to the White House .

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