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company town

A town or city that is built, maintained, dominated by, and/or wholly dependent on the influence and economic vitality of a single business, industry, or company. During the industrial boom in America following World War II, many company towns sprang up where major manufacturing outfits could support thousands of workers and their families.
See also: company, town
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In this article, I argue that unions whose constituent units operate company towns are most successful in mobilizing votes.
The board agreed that Gareth and Mandy could best move forward through acquiring ICE Projects in Wales to service the Wrexham Centre and Boma Camp, with their new holding company Town Square Spaces, and through this amicable separation, be free to pursue their goals.
As in similar company towns, Bay de Noquet served as the principal landlord and business owner.
One entrepreneur/blogger based in Wilson is documenting life in the old company town. Brian Umberson's "Life in Wilson, Arkansas" blog documents the town in photos, historical essays and news related to the Delta and northeast Arkansas.
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His refusal to cave in to the pervasive push to manufacture offshore saved jobs and the company town of Bassett, Va.
Chapters address the costs of militarization, how the SRP was built, daily life in a company town, the interplay of race and politics, and much more.
From the fascinating George Pullman, a millionaire who ruled his company town with an iron fist (he wanted to solve the problems of labor unrest and poverty, and he was a major job creator for African-Americans, yet the he prohibited independent newspapers, town meetings, or open discussion in his company town), to the toll of devastating fires (especially the Great Chicago Fire of 1871) to the spectacular World's Fair, Just Add Water hits the highlights while encouraging young readers to think about what they have learned.
Dubreuilville was originally a company town established in the early 1960s by the Dubreuil brothers who constructed a sawmill just off the Trans-Canada Highway north of Wawa.
Neil White's volume compares the pulp and paper company town of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada with the isolated mining town of Mt Isa, in Queensland, Australia in the twentieth century.
Oysters, Macaroni and Beer: Thurber, Texas and the Company Store follows the evolution of a company store from 1894 to 1934, and the concurrent changes in a company town owned by the Texas and Pacific Coal Company.
"It is the 21st century company town," the Silicon Valley futurist Paul Saffo told the Los Angeles Times.
Don't know if I'm willing to pay $16 a month for the Times' "Company Town" blog -- I glance at other stuff on the site, but read the blog daily, which illustrates a flaw in everybody's metering plans ...
The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills that Shaped the American Economy.
Most recently, she has worked on a community oral history project documenting the lives and stories of Mexican American workers of Goodyear Farms' labor camps in the former company town of Litchfleld Park, Arizona.