Interview with Robert Burton
Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Audio File 1 -- 01:12:06; Audio File 2 -- 0:26:07
Born 1928, 74 at time of interview, died 2014 at the age of 86
Burton worked for a few years as hourly worker, then spent most of his career as a foreman and supervisor at S.D. Warren from height of S.D. Warren days until era when Scott began layoffs and disrupted local management customs. A good interview to learn about how supervisors/managers did their work and issues they confronted. Burton gives a detailed description of how workers were "indulged" by top management, i.e., seldom fired or challenged in work effort and practices, and also how lower level managers were hurt and weakened by unionization.
Gorham, New Hampshire
Westbrook, Maine from 1940s unto 2014.
S. D. Warren foreman / supervisor from 1944-1988. Moved up from shop floor foreman to director of scheduling for the entire mill.
Mill or Principal Employer
S.D. Warren Company
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Hillard, Michael G. PhD, "Interview with Robert Burton" (2002). S.D. Warren Company. 44.