中英對照讀新聞》168-year-old Peterboro Basket Co. closing, cites forest pest 168年歷史的「彼得伯勒籃子公司」以森林害蟲為由關門大吉
A 168-year-old company in New Hampshire known for its handwoven, hardwood baskets is closing its factory and stopping production, partly because of an insect pest that has been destroying ash trees.
The Peterboro Basket Company has been in business since 1854.
The company said in a recent announcement that “for some years the Emerald Ash Borer beetle has reduced the availability of the wood used to make the baskets.”
The company said other extreme labor shortages, ongoing supply chain issues, and owners who are “ready to retire,” are among the other considerations in deciding to close.
The factory plans to produce its last basket this summer or fall. （AP）
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