Penelope Washbourne's Malden Mills Case

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The article, “Malden Mills Case,” written by Penelope Washbourne, profiles a fire that broke out in 1995 and destroyed the sole textile mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This fire caused significant job loss and a substantial downfall in the residential area because the mill was the community’s one livelihood. While the factory was being rebuilt, the owner, Aaron Feuerstein, showed great morality by paying his employees for various months and by continuing their health insurance until the mill was reconstructed. Despite Feuerstein’s efforts, life was never the same for the community. Not just this, the Feuerstein family had more debt than the insurance payoff. Along the face of this trial, the Feuerstein’s could have simply given up and prompted
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