Writer: Ryan Sones

Baking Clay For Pay

During the late ’70s and throughout the ’80s, there was a mass exodus of ceramic and pottery plants out of California to Mexico due to the downfall of the economy.

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Paper-Pak: An Absorbing Industry

Griff Hopkins, chief executive officer of Paper-Pak Products, has watched his absorbent tissues become a sought-after and successful product. The business, located at 1941 White Ave., was listed in 1996 Chamber of Commerce records as being the largest industrial employer in the city.

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