Bartlett company eyes South America’s solar eclipse

By Published: April 14, 2019 1:12 PM CT
<strong>Alan Harsson works on pressing a sheet of defraction glasses at American Paper Optics&rsquo; Bartlett headquarters on Tuesday, April 9. The company, which sold 45 million protective glasses for the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse, has been preparing the past 18 months for the next big one that will cross South America, on July 2.</strong>&nbsp;(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Alan Harsson works on pressing a sheet of defraction glasses at American Paper Optics’ Bartlett headquarters on Tuesday, April 9. The company, which sold 45 million protective glasses for the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse, has been preparing the past 18 months for the next big one that will cross South America, on July 2. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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