NPR’s All Things Considered spotlighted Big Ass Fans® today for its extensive hiring in 2013. In reporting on the federal government’s latest jobs report, Correspondent John Ydstie highlighted that the company has seen orders increase dramatically both domestically and overseas.

The company credits the growth to the refusal to lay off any employees during the Great Recession. The move turned out to be a sound business decision, as the well-trained workers proved vital to the company’s strong growth as the economy recovered.

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