How about some good news for 2020? Catherine Kavanaugh has the story of a Michigan rotomolder and thermoformer of kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and other items who has relaunched production after nearly a year.
KL Outdoors opened in the early 1980s and had several popular brands sold at top retailers. But a series of ownership changes resulted in a restructuring that closed its three plants in Muskegon, Mich., in 2019.
Now, though, it is back with a former owner who relaunched the company as demand swelled for outdoor recreation because of pandemic shutdowns, with orders for more than 90,000 boats since June.