LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- A start-up North Carolina furniture company once celebrated as a sign of America's manufacturing rebound has closed, a year after its head was hosted by President Barack Obama.
Lincolnton Furniture Company was silent Friday, a day after shutting down. President Bruce Cochrane and other company officers did not return messages to The Associated Press.
Company financial officer Ben Causey said manufacturing operations were stopped indefinitely because orders were insufficient. He told The Charlotte Observer that only a few people would remain employed and the next steps were uncertain.
Lincolnton Furniture opened in December 2011 with 60 employees and plans to grow.
Obama last year invited Cochrane to a White House event on bringing overseas job back to America and he was a guest at the State of the Union Address.
Kim Jung Un had NO military experience whatsoever before Daddy made him a four-star general. This snot-nosed twerp had never accomplished anything in his life that would even come close to military leadership. He hadn't even so much as led a Cub Scout troop, coached a sports team, or commanded a military platoon. So he is made the "Beloved Leader" of North Korea . Terrific!
Oh shoot! I'm sorry. I just remembered that we did the same thing. We took an arrogant community organizer, who had never worn a uniform, and made him Commander-in-Chief. A guy, who had never had a real job, worked on a budget, or led anything more than an ACORN demonstration, and we made him President of the United States - - - - TWICE !!!
I'm sorry I brought this up. Never mind.
He got into Harvard without the legacy boost Bush used to get into Yale. Most at Harvard Law would be thrilled to get an article published in the Law Review, he became the editor and according to his co workers, did a great job. He graduated, passed the bar, and probably could have worked at any law firm in this country. He instead tried to help poor people by community organizing. THEN, he got a job in a law firm. THEN he got a job as a professor of constitutional law. THEN he got a job as a U.S. Senator. (The voters gave him that job.) THEN we gave him the job of running this country. Show some respect. He is a better man than you or I will ever be.
Aren't you talking about George W. He was from Texas, somehow ended in the Alabama National Guard and not a single person in his class ever saw him or met him. He stayed drunk until he was forty and was the stooge as governor of Texas. Then he was elected President. Congradulations Republicans. We should listen to you idiots.