Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wanted: Web service for factories closing down

I just read a news article about the foresting company UPM shutting down 3 factories in Finland and laying off 830 people (you can read about it in Swedish here).

That reminded me of several stories I've read, where the workers have bought the down-shut mills and factories and succeded in making them bloom.

If I were king, I'd create a web platform for these about-to-be shut-down factories, where the personnel, the local community and folks with money can collaborate on how the factory can get a new life, while the know-how, the infrastruture, the heads and the hands are still around and kickin'.

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