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The post-WW II Success of Cliff Digre: A Minneapolis-based speaker company that exports to China


Say what? A local Minneapolis manufacturing company that exports to China? You betcha! The name of the company is the Minneapolis Speaker Company, otherwise known as MISCO. And our very own Cliff Digre started it in 1949.

For Cliff and his wife Bernice, the company has been a family affair. Cliff founded the company when he learned it would cost too much to fix his wife’s scratchy kitchen radio. He quickly learned about radio speakers, how they work. He started fixing, making and selling his own. 

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