Title

Interview with Dave Martin

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Date of Interview

7-18-2003

Duration of Audio File

00:14:14

Interviewee

Dave Martin

Gender

Male

Occupation/ Work History

Paper tender, first hand on paper machine, then paper machine supervisor, 1961-1991

Mill or Principal Employer

S. D. Warren

Mill Location

Westbrook, Maine 04092

Keywords

Paper mills - Maine, Sappi Paper - History, S.D.Warren - Maine, Paper making - working conditions, management changes

Abstract

Discusses the work of the machine tender and complexities of making paper machines run. Also the changing nature of the company as it became managed (and especially mismanaged) by distant corporate owners. Also discusses danger and stress of work.

Comments

Articulate on topics in abstract. Has an important statement on how Scott mismanaged S.D. Warren's best products and caused the company to lose market share through a self-inflicted wound; this is cited in Michael Hillard's published work on S.D. Warren. Also describes loss of income and status after laid off; was laid off only a couple of years after joining management; would not have lost job so quickly if he had remained union.

Document Type

Interview

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