Factory Man - Part VI Summary & Analysis

Beth Macy
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The antidumping team consisted of John along with sons Wyatt and Doug, Dorn and a Taiwanese translator. Wyatt was introspective while Doug was dynamic and well-connected politically. John had managed to gather the majority of his industry to support his efforts. If it were successful, domestic production would be boosted but importers would be forced to pay heavy duties. Many U.S. companies, concerned most with finding cheap labor, were actually cheering for John to lose. John sought support from both furniture manufacturers and their employees.

For the next several years, John spoke before Rotary Clubs, coalition meetings, and Congressional hearings. In the midst of more factory closings, Dorn filed the petition in October 2003. Fifty-seven percent of the bedroom-furniture industry had signed on. The petitioners had to prove that the foreign countries were dumping and that it harmed the domestic industry. It didn...

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