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Factory Man

How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local and Helped Save an American Town

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

Factory Man unveils the dark side of globalization; that is, the horrific impact it has had on American business and the lives of factory workers. In its detailed examination of twentieth-century furniture manufacturing, it reveals how to fight against the death of the local economy and, more importantly, why this fight is worth it.

  • Anyone whose industry has been impacted by globalization
  • People in the furniture business
  • Anyone interested in geopolitics and offshoring

Beth Macy is an American author and journalist who has won more than a dozen awards for excellence in journalism. As the daughter of a factory worker, she has devoted her work to the lives of regular people.

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