The economic recession has hit small business in a bad way. Many firms have failed. Others are barely holding on after laying off employees and cutting benefits. Even with the best pep talks, the worker spirit has suffered. At Smithfield Manufacturing in Clarksville, machinists who’ve survived a round of layoffs are trying to keep busy, hoping business picks back up. They’re still waiting. WPLN’s Blake Farmer has this profile.
By: Blake Farmer
Blake Farmer is WPLN's assistant news director, but he wears many hats - reporter, editor and host. He covers the Tennessee state capitol while also keeping an eye on Fort Campbell and business trends, frequently contributing to national programs. Born in Tennessee and educated in Texas, Blake has called Nashville home for most of his life.
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