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The New York Times reported at the Moog synthesizer factory in Asheville, N.C., on Tuesday, Michael Adams, the company’s owner and chief executive, wanted to share some life-changing news with the entire staff.  “I’ve sold half the company,” he told them.  Anxious silence descended among the tight-knit group, many of whom feel a familial loyalty to the business, which has been likened to Willy Wonka’s factory for electronic musicians.  Then Mr. Adams revealed the buyer.  “I sold it to you,” he said, to a relieved wave of whoops, applause and happy tears, according to employees present.

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