Machinists Keep Chins Up Through Cutbacks

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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.

 

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