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Berkeley Spring furniture manufacturer emerges from pandemic upbeat about the future


In this post-pandemic economy employers are having a hard time finding workers. But as one eastern panhandle business is going all-out to hire the best.

Gat Caperton is an entrepreneur with a major furniture manufacturing plant in Morgan County, West Virginia, a short drive from downtown Berkeley Springs. How did he manage to navigate the pandemic business climate?

“No one had any idea how beneficial [for furniture manufacturing] locking everyone up in the house was for a year,” said Caperton. “The demand for furniture suddenly exploded. People spend their money where they spend their time.”

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