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He retooled a struggling furniture factory into a lean machine

Gaston "Gat" Caperton, right, is the owner of Gat Creek Furniture in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Caperton chats with craftsman David Michael at a workbench on the the factory floor. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Doug Kapustin for The Washington Post.
Photo by: Doug Kapustin — For The Washington Post

I am fascinated by people who buy troubled businesses, then fix them and make them profitable.

Gaston "Gat" Caperton's story is compelling because Caperton, the son of a former governor, fixed a sickly furniture company in little (population 610) Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, two decades ago and runs it to this day...

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