Interview with Carl Van Husen
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Born April 25, 1933; aged 76 at time of interview; died aged 81 on August 21, 2014
Occupation/ Work History
Forestry manager. Bachelors in Forestry from Syracuse University. Worked for Scott Paper 1959 - 1992, worked then for several years for Sewall Company in Old Town, Maine.
Mill or Principal Employer
Scott Paper Company
Managed Southern Bingham Logging District for Scott Paper.
Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry
Van Husen describes Scott's logging operations in the Bingham area. Van Husen was responsible for company-hired loggers known as "company crews" of loggers, as opposed to independent contractors. Scott owned about 500,000 acres of woodlands in central Maine. Two key themes: 1. the use of Canadian guest workers, some of whom had an informal wildcat strike in 1966, and 2. the early experiment of Scott's to use 4 Beloit mechanized harvester machines.
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Interview with carl Van Husen by Michael Hillard, June 22, 2006, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine.