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November 5, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
James Carley, president of Carley Lamps Inc., a Torrance-based maker of specialized lightbulbs, first went to Hong Kong in 1970 to set up an operation for Oak Industries, a maker of components for television sets. Workers in Hong Kong were then making 19 cents an hour, Carley recalls. Today, they earn $8.50 an hour, including health and retirement benefits.
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November 5, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
James Carley, president of Carley Lamps Inc., a Torrance-based maker of specialized lightbulbs, first went to Hong Kong in 1970 to set up an operation for Oak Industries, a maker of components for television sets. Workers in Hong Kong were then making 19 cents an hour, Carley recalls. Today, they earn $8.50 an hour, including health and retirement benefits.
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