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August 2016

A Commonwealth turnaround: How a struggling Eastern Kentucky fabrication shop reinvented itself

Little more than a year ago, John G. Horn and his management team at the Logan Corp. coal-mining equipment fabrication plant in Eastern Kentucky came to a difficult decision.

Either figure out a profitable product or shut down.

"The mining industry was going off a cliff,” said Horn, Logan’s senior vice president and head of its facility in Debord, Ky. “We were running the numbers to figure out how we could stay in business. We had laid off people and were doing just a fraction of the business we had five years prior."

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