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November 21, 2011

Made In The USA: A Factory Reopens

The Cochrane Furniture Factory in Lincolnton, North Carolina had always been a family run firm, making wooden furniture since before the Civil War, but it closed three years ago feeling outnumbered by China. Recently, owner Bruce Cochrane has been watching the industry, as well as watching changes in the Asian manufacturing processes, and decided that it’s a good time to re-tool and reopen the plant. He’s already rehired several dozen workers, including his former HR manager Karen Padgett.

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