Small town in Hebei forges big shovel base

By ZHANG YU | | Updated: 2022-05-06 17:47
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A worker polishes steel shovels at a workshop of Tangshan Renhe Hardware Tool Co in Luannan county of Tangshan, Hebei province. [Photo by Liu Lanwei/For]

In four decades, a small town in Hebei province has developed into a key manufacturing base for steel shovels. From family workshops to large-scale factories, Songdaokou town in Tangshan's Luannan county now produces 85 percent of domestic steel shovels.

In an interview with China Daily, Fu Changyi, who has engaged in the industry in Songdaokou for more than 30 years, shares the story behind that success. Excerpts follow:

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