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Unsettled feelings at Necco

Some worry owner’s woes will trickle down

A union official said Necco cut staff and reduced workers’ hours at its Revere site. A union official said Necco cut staff and reduced workers’ hours at its Revere site. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff/File 2005)
By Joel Brown
Globe Correspondent / September 25, 2010

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Three years ago, on its 160th anniversary as a candy maker, New England Confectionery Co. got a new owner: a Maryland equity firm that had big plans for the manufacturer best known for the Necco wafer — its sweet, chalky, eponymous treat. At the time, it was seen as a rescue for the candy maker. (Full article: 761 words)

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