Breaking with tradition: What happens when the next generation doesn’t want the family business?

When Kim Nichols was just a toddler, she would help her mom out at their family business. Nichols, the recently retired chief executive officer of Racine Metal-Fab, would sit in an office while helping fold,…

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Ashley covers startups, technology and manufacturing for BizTimes. She was previously the managing editor of the News Graphic and Washington County Daily News. In past reporting roles, covering education at The Waukesha Freeman, she received several WNA awards. She is a UWM graduate. In her free time, Ashley enjoys watching independent films, tackling a new recipe in the kitchen and reading a good book.

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