中英對照讀新聞》168-year-old Peterboro Basket Co. closing, cites forest pest 168年歷史的「彼得伯勒籃子公司」以森林害蟲為由關門大吉


2022/05/28 05:30

◎周虹汶

A 168-year-old company in New Hampshire known for its handwoven, hardwood baskets is closing its factory and stopping production, partly because of an insect pest that has been destroying ash trees.

新罕布夏州一家擁有168年歷史並以其手工編織硬木籃子聞名的公司,正關閉工廠並停止生產,部分原因為一種害蟲正持續破壞白蠟樹。

The Peterboro Basket Company has been in business since 1854.

「彼得伯勒籃子公司」1854年開始營業。

The company said in a recent announcement that “for some years the Emerald Ash Borer beetle has reduced the availability of the wood used to make the baskets.”

這間公司在近期一份聲明中說道,「多年來,光臘瘦吉丁蟲減少了用於製作這些籃子的木材供應量。」

The company said other extreme labor shortages, ongoing supply chain issues, and owners who are “ready to retire,” are among the other considerations in deciding to close.

該公司說,極度缺工、持續的供應鏈問題以及業主「準備退休」,為決定關閉的其他考量因素。

The factory plans to produce its last basket this summer or fall. (AP)

該工廠計劃今年夏天或秋天生產最後一個籃子。(美聯社)

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