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Start-up company trying to help Lamar's economy

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LAMAR, Mo. (AP) - With deer hunting season beginning in Kansas and Missouri this weekend, several hunters will counting on deer blinds built in a small southwest Missouri town.

Redneck Blinds in Lamar will ship 2,800 fiberglass deer blinds this year across the country.

The company started two years ago, partly in response to O'Sullivan Industries closing its plant in 2007. That closing cost the town of 4,500 people about 1,700 jobs.

Redneck Blinds CEO Danny Little, a retired banker, worked with three former O'Sullivan employees to open the company.

The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/Q5HeR3 ) Little says the company has 35 employees and can't make the blinds fast enough to keep up with demand.

Little says such small companies will help Lamar rebound from the economic devastation of the O'Sullivan closing.
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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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