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

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

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Factory man : how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local-- and helped save an American town
Title
Factory man
Title remainder
how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local-- and helped save an American town
Statement of responsibility
Beth Macy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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." -- Publisher's description
Summary
Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than 700 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
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10320608
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Macy, Beth
Dewey number
338.7/6841040973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
HD9773.U74
LC item number
V38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company
  • Bassett Furniture Industries
  • Bassett, John D.
  • Furniture industry and trade
  • Furniture industry and trade
  • Bedroom furniture industry
  • Offshore outsourcing
  • Dumping (International trade)
  • Galax (Va.)
  • Globalization
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local--and helped save an American town
Label
Factory man : how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local-- and helped save an American town, Beth Macy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
20253059
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 451 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316231435
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014937343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn862790783
  • (OCoLC)862790783
Label
Factory man : how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local-- and helped save an American town, Beth Macy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
20253059
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 451 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316231435
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014937343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn862790783
  • (OCoLC)862790783

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