More than 50 years ago, Bob Clark decided to quit.
He was working at General Electric at the time, and he had just purchased a house in Louisville when the workers decided to go on strike.
“I couldn’t handle that kind of stuff,” Clark said.
Instead, he returned to Lebanon. He and his brother-in-law opened their own business, Lebanon Power and Apparatus, near Woodlawn Baptist.
“It wasn’t easy, but it got us started,” Clark said. “It persisted and got a little better every year.”