Getting Business All Sewn Up

Embroidery is big business nowadays. You name it--baseball caps, T-shirts, women's clothing--all are ripe targets for this process. To embroider, you need a machine. And that's where Hirsch International (HRSH) comes in. The Hauppauge (N.Y.) company is a leading distributor of such devices, particularly those made by Tajima Industries and Brother Industries. The company has had robust earnings growth, but its Class A shares have suffered lately, dropping 1.4% so far in 1997.

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