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Business First, A New Day for People Who Want to Work in Manufacturing

By Michael Gritton

Date Published: 11/8/2013

When my Dad, Larry Gritton, went to work at Ford Motor Co. in the early 1960s, there were no special requirements to become a manufacturing worker. He just needed to have a good work ethic, some manual dexterity and the physical toughness to endure a job that was both hard and demanding. When his brother Danny went to work at General Electric, the same rules applied – no special skills were needed other than the strong work ethic many in my family shared.

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