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Factory Man

How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local--and Helped Save An American Town
Macy, Beth (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than seven hundred employees in a small Virginia town using legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and his wits and determination in the wake of sales losses to cheap Asian furniture imports
Authors: Macy, Beth
Title: Factory man
how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local--and helped save an American town
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Summary: Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than seven hundred employees in a small Virginia town using legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and his wits and determination in the wake of sales losses to cheap Asian furniture imports
ISBN: 0316231436
9780316231435
Branch Call Number: 338.7684 MACY
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Aug 17, 2014
  • 1dreamer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is an interesting book. It it basically a biography of the Bassett Furniture company. It describes the generations of Bassetts who run the furniture company. It also talks about the company town of Bassett, VA. and what life is like in a company town.

This is a must read if you want to understand what happened to the manufacturing jobs in America, and why we no longer have manufacturing in America.

I just heard the author on NPR, makes me want to read the book. I'm trying to read more non-fiction. Hope this is as interesting as it sounds.

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