Factory man : how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local-- and helped save an American town / by Beth Macy.
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- ISBN: 9781478987550 (library ed.)
- ISBN: 1478987553 (library ed.)
- ISBN: 9781478987574
- ISBN: 147898757X
- Physical Description: 11 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. ; New York, NY : Hachette Audio,  [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. ; 
- Copyright: ℗2015
|Participant or Performer Note:||Read by Kristin Kalbli.|
|Summary, etc.:||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 1980s, 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 seven hundred Virginians and has sales of over $90 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.|
|System Details Note:||
PDF file of pictures on unnumbered disc.
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