Crain’s Detroit Business
September 3, 2018

Epstein, 37, has worked in the family company her grandfather founded in 1947 since age 16, running the marketing department in 2008 for the automotive and industrial lubricants business when the recession began to hamper auto suppliers and OEMs. Vesco Oil’s customers were closing plants, laying off employees and cutting production shifts, Epstein said.

Epstein, who is a co-owner of Vesco Oil, acknowledged the family-run business weathered the recession, in part, because the auto suppliers of GM and Chrysler did not go under.

“We survived,” Epstein said. “Not only did Vesco survive, but we thrived.”

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