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Title:Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Beth Macy
Publisher:Little, Brown and Company
ISBN:0316231436
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:464
Category:Non fiction, Business, History, Biography, Economics

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town strong The instant i New York Times i bestseller about one man s battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business .

strong The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world s biggest wood furniture manufacturer Run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations it was also the center of life in Bassett Virginia But beginning in the s the first waves of Asian competition hit and ultimately Bassett was forced to send its production overseas .

One man fought back John Bassett III a shrewd and determined third generation factory man now chairman of Vaughan Bassett Furniture Co which employs more than Virginians and has sales of more than million In FACTORY MAN Beth Macy brings to life Bassett s deeply personal furniture and family story along with a host of characters from an industry that was as cutthroat as it was colorful As she shows how he uses legal maneuvers factory efficiencies and sheer grit and cunning to save hundreds of jobs she also reveals the truth about modern industry in America strong strong

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