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Factory man : how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local-- and helped save an American town

Author: Beth Macy
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Named Person: John D Bassett, III
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Macy
ISBN: 9780316231435 0316231436
OCLC Number: 862790783
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: x, 451 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The dusty road to Dalian --
The tipoff --
The original outsourcer --
The town the Daddy Rabbits built --
Hilltop hierarchy --
The cousin company --
Company man --
Lineage and love --
Navigating the new landscape --
Sweet Ole Bob (SOB) --
The Mount Airy ploy --
The family elbow --
Schooling the Chinese --
Bird-doggin' the backwaters --
Selling the masses --
The storm before the tsunami --
Trouble in the 'Ville --
Stretching out the snake --
The Dalian dance card --
Gathering the troops --
Mr. Bassett goes to Washington --
Factory requiem --
Million-dollar backlash --
Copper wires and pink slips --
Shakedown street --
Mud turtle --
The replacements --
"Sheila, get me the Governor!" --
The Smith River twitch --
Appendix. A Virginia furniture dynasty.
Responsibility: Beth Macy.

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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.

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