Struggling With Success

For many small companies, business is booming like never before. And that's the problem

WANTED: REALLY COOL PEOPLE. There's more to life than a job. Experience the difference between loving work and living work, where your sense of humor and family life are truly valued as much as your abilities.

That isn't an ad for a 12-step program for workaholics. It's an act of employer desperation. Steve Loegering, president and CEO of Loegering Manufacturing, ran the pitch to attract workers to his firm in Casselton, N.D., 20 miles west of Fargo, in what Loegering jokingly labels the state's "tropical corner."

It's not that business is bad for Loegering, which makes over-the-tire tracks for front-end loaders...

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