Cole T. is a 45-year-old married man, living with his stay-at-home wife, Lisa, and three school-age children in Pewee Valley. He’s a line foreman for the same Louisville-based aluminum tube manufacturer he began working for as a line technician fresh out of vocational school.
He knows everything about his business, but there are few opportunities for Cole outside his industry and his company has no fabrication facilities west of the Mississippi. Moreover, as American manufacturing jobs continue to dry up, he’s worried about making it to retirement with his income stream intact. But he loves his job, so he keeps his nose clean and takes everything a day at a time.