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Duggan Drafting Firm Shuts Down

After almost 50 years in business, Chattanooga-based steel drafting company Ted S. Duggan & Sons Inc. closed its doors last week. Don Duggan, the firm’s president, blamed the worst time he had ever seen in the steel fabrication industry.  “We’ve closed because of the rotten economy,” Mr. Duggan said. “This industry there is just nothing out there anymore.” The firm had 16 employees.  Over the past five decades, the firm provided drafting services for projects around the world, including the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, the Opryland Civic Center, the last skyboxes at the University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium and a number of other projects that shaped the skylines of such cities as New York, Chicago, Boston and Dallas.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 12:00 a.m.


Work ethics require personal choices to be made; will I or will I not stay with a company?  Will I move to this other company that seems to be doing better or will I stay loyal to the company I have been with?  Will I keep my business afloat or go for that comfortable loan?

Each individual should carefully evaluate his/her individual options before making a personal decision. Checking your options (by doing your homework on purchasing a steel building for instance) is a good idea and is always something I recommend doing.  The above goes to show that even after 50 years in business, a company can go out of business and be gone with the economy the way it is.  Ask yourself, had you ever heard of this company before?  Could it happen to you?

S.L.M. 5.5.09 @ 10:24

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