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

Last updated on February 28th, 2022 at 10:57 amWhen 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, seal and stamp completed invoices. On Saturday mornings, after the family got

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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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