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Those predicting a recession have dropped from more than half to only 9 percent in the past few years.

Local manufacturing reflects industry rebound

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There's good news in the wake of the country's recession - local manufacturing companies are on the rebound.

According to results from "The State of Manufacturing" survey, across the state, manufacturing executives indicate the worst of the recession may be over for their company. (See related story.)


The same holds true for three local companies - Douglas Machine, Lind Rite Precision and Brenton Engineering.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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