Changing Workforce

At this manufacturing company, women rule the factory floor

By CNN Money

May 26, 2017

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Carey Manufacturing makes pedestrian products -- the same handles and latches it's turned out for 40 years. But it's making a name for itself these days because of an unusual distinction.

Almost half of Carey workers are women, and women outnumber men on the factory floor.

Millie Ramirez, 23, is one of them. She was hired as an intern in 2015 and worked her way up to production supervisor. 

She interviewed with at least five other manufacturers for a machinist position. At one firm, she says, she was told she wasn't the right fit because she probably couldn't lift more than 25 pounds.

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