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Hendersonville Times-News article
on manufacturing and air pollution, leading off with a quote from Lexington Home Brands president Bob Stec, whom I interviewed a couple of times in my previous life.
Stec and a group of high-level employees purchased Lexington a few years ago with the lofty, but extremely difficult goal of maintaining strong domestic manufacturing operations.
"What good is fresh air if you have a lot of unemployed people breathing it?" asks Stec. "Domestic manufacturing is at a cost disadvantage anyway, so when you lay on all this environmental stuff....it becomes the straw that breaks the camel's back."