Laid-Off GM Worker Finds Redemption at the PBA Championship


Just in time for the holidays last year, Tom Smallwood was grappling with the fallout of losing his job. He had just been laid off at General Motors Co. (GRM) where he worked on an assembly line making seat belts for extended cab trucks. Now, almost a year to the day that he received his pink slip, Smallwood received one of the highest honors in bowling: He won the PBA World Championship, beating the reining Player of the Year Wes Malott 244 to 228.