Putnam County Republican Party Headquarters. Cookeville, Tennesee.
An old Philips sign above the Williams Wholesale Supply store. Cookeville.
A former Philips maintenance worker, Jim Gray, center with glasses, signed up for programming classes at Motlow State Community College in McMinnville, Tennesee, through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.
Donna McCurry, a former production-line worker, at her auto-body repair shop in Cookeville. McCurry typically drives to the shop after working the graveyard shift at a local nursing home.
Sparta’s mayor, Jeff Young, at city hall. Young’s mother was an employee at the Philips plant throughout his childhood.
After the plant’s closure, Ricky Lack, a former maintenance worker, found a part-time job with White County Tree Service.