Al Dunlap Revs His Chain Saw

Now, it's slash, burn--and maybe growth--time for Sunbeam

It was, as Sunbeam Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Albert J. Dunlap himself put it, "vintage Dunlap." The massive overhaul of the Fort Lauderdale-based small-appliance maker announced on Nov. 12 has been eagerly awaited since the self-proclaimed turnaround artist took charge in July. The restructuring slashes the company's operations to the marrow while setting out an ambitious growth plan.

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