In Tennessee Diversity Makes All the Difference
The owners of Porter-Walker, a 95 year-old Columbia, Tennessee company that distributes industrial tools and safety supplies such as hard hats, earplugs and eyewear, were fast approaching retirement four years ago. They wanted to sell their company to a buyer who would keep the company independently owned, retain its employees, and continue to operate in Columbia. They found that buyer in Doug Venable, an African-American businessman Who owned a similar company in Detroit.
DESPITE TOP-NOTH BUSINESS CREDENTIALS, PORTER-WALKER FACED AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE NOT SO LONG AGO. HOWEVER, TODAY, THROUGH A COMBINATION OF TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY (TVA) PROGRAMS, …
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Publication information: Article title: In Tennessee Diversity Makes All the Difference. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Black Enterprise. Volume: 33. Issue: 10 Publication date: May 2003. Page number: 79+. © 2007 Earl G. Graves Publishing Co., Inc. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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