Audio Recording "This industry is one day you could be in business, the next day you could be out of business."

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Title
"This industry is one day you could be in business, the next day you could be out of business."
Contributor Names
Landi, Vincent (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-17
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work processes
-  Clothing industry
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Garden State Cutting Company (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Vincent Landi, owner of Garden State Cutting Co. on Gray Street at 21st Avenue.
-  Summary of audio segment: TC asks is it common to rent space in the industry, when starting out? VL says it's very common. In this industry can be in business one day, out the next. A lot of cutting rooms, unlike his own, don't take on a lot of customers. They work for one two or three people. VL works with 15 or 16 customers, so if one gets slow he's covered. When busy, he expands into shift work. But can't project and buy property assuming will be in business for 10 years. It's too risky. So rent space, and if something happens to the business, terminate the lease and start again. So don't see a lot of building ownership in contract cutting or sewing. It's not steady enough, not a longevity type of business.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A013
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afcwip.tca01301
Language
Online Format
audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Landi, Vincent, and Thomas D Carroll. "This industry is one day you could be in business, the next day you could be out of business.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003918/.

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Landi, V. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "This industry is one day you could be in business, the next day you could be out of business.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003918/.

MLA citation style:

Landi, Vincent, and Thomas D Carroll. "This industry is one day you could be in business, the next day you could be out of business.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003918/>.