Back in 1963 when our current building went up, the doors to the offices up front were keyed with a series of levels of access that were somehow managed by the design on the individual keys and locks. The Production managers’ keys could only open the doors that led directly from the shop, but they […]
You’ve noticed it if you’ve tried to buy a new car in the past year. You’ve noticed it if you’ve had to buy any lumber. You’ve noticed it if you ordered any furniture. You may even have been one of the vehemently frowning and grumpy people I saw at Furniture Fair when my wife and […]
It’s been quite some time since I have written and by way of explanation I’d like to remind you of what your mother used to say… If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. – Your Mom Over the past several months we have seen our customers’ releases slowly return […]
It’s an absolutely beautiful day in Dayton and the painters are finishing up the last few areas on the outside of the building. Honestly, it’s pretty emotionally moving to actually be seeing this happening after the months of work it has taken to get to this point. This is one of the very last steps […]
It’s a rare privilege to have such a long history and so many wonderful characters and stories to cherish and share.
Now, before you run for the hills, let’s take a moment to think about this. In the immortal words of brother Gale Snopes (in the film Raising Arizona), “I’d rather light a candle than curse your darkness.”
American Factory presents a significantly more “whole” and honest picture without offering guiding “commentary”. It was refreshing and deeply compelling and it made me think, which is, I imagine, the whole point.