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17 Recession Success Stories

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17 Recession Success Stories

In the same year that a currency crisis in Germany spurs a recession in the U.S., D.J. De Pree orchestrates a buyout of the furniture business he runs. The deal is funded by his wealthy father-in-law, Herman Miller. De Pree renames the company after his patron and begins experimenting with the sleek modern designs for which the company is now famous.

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