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

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

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.… (more)

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In this, her first book, Macy’s passion and enthusiasm are palpable on every page, but more judicious editing would have given the tale greater clarity and narrative power, and made the heroes and villains more alive on the page.

“Factory Man” celebrates JBIII as both a populist and a canny businessman. Ms. Macy acknowledges that she is no business writer, but she appreciates a man who realized that when conditions around him changed so drastically, everything about his company had to change, too.


Book Details  


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (July 15, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780316231565

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 3.7 MB

Language: English


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