March 25, 1998 in Nation/World

The Key To Success New Life, A Fresh Start

 

Even though Sandi McCarty lost a job and Elizabeth Sanchez gained one, the closure of Key Tronic Corp.’s plant in Cheney opened new possibilities for both women.

Sanchez, 16, is working full time for Key Tronic in Juarez, Mexico, for $37.50 a week. She sends money to her brothers, who live nine hours away, and she loves to shop.

McCarty was laid off four years ago, went back to school and now owns her own business in Cheney.

For one women, life on a Key Tronic assembly line is the definition of opportunity. For the other, the security of an assembly line stifled ambitions that blossomed when her Key Tronic job headed south.

Today, in the second segement of “The Key to Success,” we look at Key Tronic’s move to Juarez through the stories of Elizabeth Sanchez and Sandi McCarty.

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: 2 Color Photos


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