Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Another Manufacturing Job Loss In Morristown

The much-troubled furniture manufacturing industry in Morristown continues to decline as the former Shelby Williams Industries, now called Commercial Furniture Inc., has dropped another 100 jobs. This follows the loss of 200 jobs announced last fall, according to an article today in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Some 30 or more years ago, furniture makers were an anchor industry here, but in the last decade or more, the jobs have left for overseas operations and falling production.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:26 PM

    Losing manufacturing jobs? Companies moving operations overseas? Economic downturn? Can't happen here, can it? What are our area schools going to teach now that our manufacturing base is losing the jobs for which they are being trained? Maybe we should teach them Intelligent Dersign and prepare them for a narrow minded, spite filled life in the bible belt.