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


Blowout Sale! Save 65% on the Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town by Back Bay Books at Barbara Furniture. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The instant New York Times bestseller about one man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.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 B


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The instant New York Times bestseller about one man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.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 700 Virginians and has sales of more than $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.

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Brand:
Back Bay Books
Manufacturer:
Back Bay Books
Category:
Macys Furniture
Release Date:
2015-06-09
EAN:
9780316231411
ISBN:
031623141X
Edition:
Reprint
Author:
Beth Macy
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Publication Date:
2015-06-09
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
1 pounds
Item Size:
1.25 x 8.25 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
1.45 pounds
Package Size:
5.4 x 1.4 x 8.2 inches

 


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