Company town


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Company town

Towns that were established at or near the raw materials for the manufacturing processes that the company owned, such as the coal mining towns in the south around the eighteenth century. Some provided homes, recreational halls, churches, hospitals, and stores for the workers.

company town

A community whose inhabitants depend predominantly on a single company for their employment and for many of their personal and family needs. The company may own and provide housing, schools, shopping facilities, recreational facilities, as well as church and library facilities for its workers and their families.
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While his analysis suggests a neat dichotomy between the two company towns, one must question the sometimes single-minded focus on class conflict as the primary signifier of class.
One reason that Silicon Valley did not spawn an old-style company town may be that our Western image of work has evolved in the century since the heyday of mill towns.
Trisha's company Town House TV Productions makes it for pounds 4million a year.
It is typical behaviour from an overbearing organisation that seems to think this is a company town in which it can throw its weight in whatever way it likes, grabbing anything that will help feed its appetite for cash.
The island's only settlement, Matthew Town, is essentially a company town where Morton even operates a general store.
Property company Town Centre Properties has also taken a near-5% stake in the business.
For tens of thousands of Teessiders, ICI was simply The Works where everyone worked, especially in company town Billingham.
This chapter shows how ideas about race and labor segmentation relegated Mexican men to work in the poorly paid, backbreaking industry of brick making and confined them and their families to the "ethnic borders" of the company town.
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