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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 37 Issue 9, Sept 1979
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Thomasville Furniture Industries is celebrating its seventy-fifth year of operation. The company employs approximately 6,500 people in seven locations around the state, with other manufacturing operations in Virginia and Mississippi. Sales volume for 1978 was more than $185 million.
Forty years ago J. J. Sansom, Jr., went to work with Mechanics & Farmers Bank in Durham at a salary of $80 a month. Today he is the bank's president and chief executive officer. Sansom is featured in We the People of North Carolina magazine's Businessman in the News.
Larry J. Blake became president of the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges on July 1, 1979. He had previously served as a community college president in British Columbia.