Author Beth Macy – “Factory Man”
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom
Roanoke-based journalist and author, Beth Macy, will speak and read from her award-winning book, “Factory Man: How one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local,” a New York Times bestseller. Macy chronicles the story of a Galax, Va., wood furniture manufacturer who fought back against Chinese offshoring tactics and saved his family’s business. The story offers a window into the world of globalization and its impact on American businesses.