’Tis Fox Season in Machias

Posted Dec. 03, 2009, at 11:07 p.m.

FOX News arrived in Machias on Thursday to report on Washington County’s wreath industry and Whitney’s Originals, the world’s largest balsam wreath maker. David Whitney (center) explains his business, which employs 400 people as tippers, wreath or centerpiece makers, truck drivers or shippers at nine locations in the county and sells its products direct or through QVC shopping network and L.L. Bean. FOX News will broadcast live at 9:50 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Friday what Whitney called “the feel-good story of the day.” The broadcasts will conclude with a lobster, steak, potato and blueberry pie dinner Whitney is providing his employees. FOX is producing a series on companies that are growing despite a struggling economy.