Beth Macy – “Factory Man”
For decades, the Blue Ridge Mountains region of southwest Virginia was the furniture-making capital of the world. Then came intense competition from China, and one by one, the region’s small manufacturers began closing down. But one of them wouldn’t give in to globalization. Journalist Beth Macy recounts the tale in her new book, “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town”.