A power plant kept the IBM campus in Endicott, N.Y., running during the boom years. Employees enjoyed good pay, benefits and job security for years, but IBM has not been immune to the economic challenges faced by other U.S. companies. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

A power plant kept the IBM campus in Endicott, N.Y., running during the boom years. Employees enjoyed good pay, benefits and job security for years, but IBM has not been immune to the economic challenges faced by other U.S. companies. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)