In a struggling economy, many mills and factories are forced to close, but that's not the case for Armstrong Milling in Ontario. According to TheSpec.com, the mill has doubled its workforce in the past decade and sees only growth ahead, thanks to the booming bird feeding business. Initial studies have shown that as baby boomers seek more relaxed recreational pastimes, many of them are turning to feeding the birds, which is good for business. Furthermore, people of all ages can feed the birds, so the market is seeing steady growth at odds with the fluctuating economy.
Feeding the birds can be quite inexpensive, depending on how many feeders one uses, and there are plenty of ways to save money on birdseed. How have you tried to keep feeding the birds even when the budget is tight? Share your tips in the comments!
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