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1 Lead Graffiti, Ray Nichols and Jilly Cypher interview 2021-05-03 Nichols, Raymond, 1946- (interviewee), Cypher, Jill (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher talk about their graphic design and advertising career and their work for Direct Radiography. In working for Direct Radiography, Nichols and Cypher worked with engineers and became very familiar with the company's technology and showcase this familiarity throughout the interview. They also go into many of the big campaigns that they worked on throughout their career, including design work for the Hagley Museum. Cypher and Nichols offer insight...
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In this interview, Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher talk about their graphic design and advertising career and their work for Direct Radiography. In working for Direct Radiography, Nichols and Cypher worked with engineers and became very familiar with the company's technology and showcase this familiarity throughout the interview. They also go into many of the big campaigns that they worked on throughout their career, including design work for the Hagley Museum. Cypher and Nichols offer insight into the advertising and graphic design industry and how that intersected with the medical imaging field.
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Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Nichols_Ray_and_Cypher_Jill_20210503 Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
2 Lead Graffiti, Ray Nichols and Jilly Cypher interview [transcript] 2021-05-03 Nichols, Raymond, 1946- (interviewee), Cypher, Jill (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher talk about their graphic design and advertising career and their work for Direct Radiography. In working for Direct Radiography, Nichols and Cypher worked with engineers and became very familiar with the company's technology and showcase this familiarity throughout the interview. They also go into many of the big campaigns that they worked on throughout their career, including design work for the Hagley Museum. Cypher and Nichols offer insight...
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In this interview, Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher talk about their graphic design and advertising career and their work for Direct Radiography. In working for Direct Radiography, Nichols and Cypher worked with engineers and became very familiar with the company's technology and showcase this familiarity throughout the interview. They also go into many of the big campaigns that they worked on throughout their career, including design work for the Hagley Museum. Cypher and Nichols offer insight into the advertising and graphic design industry and how that intersected with the medical imaging field.
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Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Nichols_Ray_and_Cypher_Jill_20210503_transcript Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
3 John Pekarsky interview 2021-04-01 Pekarsky, John, 1953- (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Pekarsky details his work experiences for Siemens, Trex Medical, and Hologic. Pekarsky spent his career in sales and spends time talking about the many changes he implemented as the Senior VP of Sales at Hologic. This included changes to the compensation and award system, the annual meetings, and the overall structure of Hologic's sales approach. Pekarsky also mentions some of his specific experiences in the medical sales industry including meeting cancer survivors,...
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In this interview, Pekarsky details his work experiences for Siemens, Trex Medical, and Hologic. Pekarsky spent his career in sales and spends time talking about the many changes he implemented as the Senior VP of Sales at Hologic. This included changes to the compensation and award system, the annual meetings, and the overall structure of Hologic's sales approach. Pekarsky also mentions some of his specific experiences in the medical sales industry including meeting cancer survivors, travelling to RSNA and other trade shows, and his relationships with his Hologic colleagues.
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Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Pekarsky_John_20210401 Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
4 John Pekarsky interview [transcript] 2021-04-01 Pekarsky, John, 1953- (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Pekarsky details his work experiences for Siemens, Trex Medical, and Hologic. Pekarsky spent his career in sales and spends time talking about the many changes he implemented as the Senior VP of Sales at Hologic. This included changes to the compensation and award system, the annual meetings, and the overall structure of Hologic's sales approach. Pekarsky also mentions some of his specific experiences in the medical sales industry including meeting cancer survivors,...
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In this interview, Pekarsky details his work experiences for Siemens, Trex Medical, and Hologic. Pekarsky spent his career in sales and spends time talking about the many changes he implemented as the Senior VP of Sales at Hologic. This included changes to the compensation and award system, the annual meetings, and the overall structure of Hologic's sales approach. Pekarsky also mentions some of his specific experiences in the medical sales industry including meeting cancer survivors, travelling to RSNA and other trade shows, and his relationships with his Hologic colleagues.
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Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Pekarsky_John_20210401_transcript Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
5 Cornell Williams interview 2021-03-18 Williams, Cornell, 1959- (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Williams discusses his educational and life experiences that led him to work as an engineer for Hologic. Williams offers his views and beliefs on education, work, and life and shares some of the insights that he has gained throughout his career. Williams walks through the processes of creating and marketing a new technology and some of the key steps he has experience with including patenting, development, and working with doctors.
Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Williams_Cornell_20210318 Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
6 Cornell Williams interview [transcript] 2021-03-18 Williams, Cornell, 1959- (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Williams discusses his educational and life experiences that led him to work as an engineer for Hologic. Williams offers his views and beliefs on education, work, and life and shares some of the insights that he has gained throughout his career. Williams walks through the processes of creating and marketing a new technology and some of the key steps he has experience with including patenting, development, and working with doctors.
Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Williams_Cornell_20210318_transcript Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
7 Interview with Carl Milligan, 2021 February 19 2021-02-19 Milligan, Carl, 1934?- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history. In his interview, Carl Milligan details the following development projects with which he was involved: methods for determination of ratio of lubricant to antistatic on Dacron staple; equilibrium-no ditch process for staple fibers; beaming process for applying tints to industrial tire yarns; analytical methods for industrial evaluation of epoxy adhesive-activated tire yarns; unreactive...
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Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history. In his interview, Carl Milligan details the following development projects with which he was involved: methods for determination of ratio of lubricant to antistatic on Dacron staple; equilibrium-no ditch process for staple fibers; beaming process for applying tints to industrial tire yarns; analytical methods for industrial evaluation of epoxy adhesive-activated tire yarns; unreactive epoxies for use in industrial spinning; Kevlar staple process; and improved staple finish in conjunction with Goulston, Inc.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210219_Milligan Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
8 Interview with Charles Otis "Chad" Holliday, Jr., 2021 January 4 2021-01-04 Holliday, Chad (Charles O.), 1948- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Chad Holliday describes the various manufacturing and supervisory roles he held with DuPont prior to being named CEO of the company in 1998. He begins with his first job to support manufacturing at Old Hickory, Tennessee in 1970. He comments that his previous work in his father’s industrial supply business served him well in his industrial engineering work at Old Hickory. He talks about the "Reemay #3 tank" and describes the various improvements made while he was working in...
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In his interview, Chad Holliday describes the various manufacturing and supervisory roles he held with DuPont prior to being named CEO of the company in 1998. He begins with his first job to support manufacturing at Old Hickory, Tennessee in 1970. He comments that his previous work in his father’s industrial supply business served him well in his industrial engineering work at Old Hickory. He talks about the "Reemay #3 tank" and describes the various improvements made while he was working in spinning including to yarn improvement teams, shipping containers, and random doffing.

After mentioning his progression to shift supervisor and then day supervisor, he describes his promotion to IE (Industrial Engineering) Group supervisor, during which he brought in mentors and coaches for his group of nine engineers, the result of which was that they "blew out all goals for the year."

He then relates his transfer to Wilmington as Dacron business analyst when the filament business was struggling, where he was responsible for reviewing 97 MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) charts each week.

He then describes his transfer to Cooper River, South Carolina as a key point in his career, where he was control area supervisor and staple area supervisor. He comments on the different management structure at the site compared to other textile fiber plants at the time. He describes bringing his Cooper River experience with him to his next assignment as Planning and Control Superintendent at Martinsville, Virginia, where, through Hank Clark, was exposed to the concepts of operational excellence (OE).

He then comments on his promotion to Assistant Plant Manager at Seaford, Delaware and his assignment in Corporate Plans. He explains the principle of "direct use cost system." He describes the corporate objective of cutting cost by 5000 employees. The plan was to retire 5000 employees by a +5 service and a +5 age offer. This plan was oversubscribed by retiring 15,000 employees.

He then details doubling the earnings of Nomex in one year as Business Manager and describes business activity in Japan. The last item he discusses is the settlement of the patent lawsuit brought against Kevlar by Akzo N.V.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210104_Holliday Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
9 Interview with Joanne Leigh, 2020 December 9 2020-12-09 Leigh, Joanne, 1938- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201209_Leigh Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
10 Interview with Dave Rea, 2020 November 20 2020-11-20 Rea, David, 1940- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, David Rea discusses his career with DuPont, providing insight into the nylon supply chain and the business unit of DuPont’s nylon business. He also discusses corporate planning and organizational effectiveness efforts within DuPont.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201120_Rea Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
11 Interview with David Blake, 2020 November 16 2020-11-16 Blake, David (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, David Blake primarily discusses his career in various marketing roles with DuPont. He discusses the marketing efforts for Lycra’s introduction to the intimate apparel industry and describes a show he held in Palm Springs as part of these efforts. He also describes the various considerations that are involved with product pricing, particularly mentioning the decision to increase the price of Tyvek.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201116_Blake Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
12 Interview with Ed Henry, 2020 November 10 2020-11-10 Henry, Edward, 1942- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Ed Henry discusses his career in various roles at the DuPont Seaford site. He discusses his education at Morgan State University and Johns Hopkins University. He also describes his experience with the "Black Employee Network," an effort sponsored by DuPont senior management as part of an effort to increase diversity within the company.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201110_Henry Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
13 Interview with Gloria Simmons, 2020 November 5 2020-11-05 Simmons, Gloria, 1940- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In her interview, Gloria Simmons discusses her career in various secretarial roles within DuPont. She also describes inequitable pay practices for female secretarial employees and the dissatisfaction such practices caused amongst employees.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201105_Simmons Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
14 Interview with Louis Miner, 2020 November 2 2020-11-02 Miner, Louis Henry (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Louis (Lou) describes his career with DuPont, particularly his experience in the Kevlar special products business as an engineer. He goes into detail about his work on Kevlar ballistic protective garments.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201102_Miner Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
15 Interview with Jean Woods, 2020 October 30 2020-10-30 Woods, Jean, 1944- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201030_Woods Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
16 Interview with Carl Lathon, 2020 October 28 2020-10-28 Lathon, Carl, 1958- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) During his interview, Carl Lathon describes his service in the U.S. Navy before detailing his career at the DuPont Seaford plant. He describes his adjustment from the navy to his various roles at Seaford. He describes his management techniques and the results such techniques brought. He also addresses the impact of significant cost reductions on the Seaford plant.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201028_Lathon Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
17 Interview with Roger Hailstone, 2020 October 27 2020-10-27 Hailstone, Roger, 1936- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Roger Hailstone discusses his work within the framework of the Experimental Station and Wilmington Labs. He details the processes that were under investigation at that time, including his work relating to tires and belt fibers. He then describes his transfer to the Martinsville, Virginia, site as Technical Supervisor responsible for light denier nylon primarily hosiery yarns. He comments on the development of partially oriented yarn (POY). He then details his transfer back...
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In his interview, Roger Hailstone discusses his work within the framework of the Experimental Station and Wilmington Labs. He details the processes that were under investigation at that time, including his work relating to tires and belt fibers. He then describes his transfer to the Martinsville, Virginia, site as Technical Supervisor responsible for light denier nylon primarily hosiery yarns. He comments on the development of partially oriented yarn (POY). He then details his transfer back to Wilmington as Patent Liaison Group supervisor, commenting on how the group became Intellectual Property Management. He describes his efforts within this group to raise awareness of technical personnel in IPM by conducting departmental wide training courses.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201027_Hailstone Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
18 Interview with Robert Pope, 2020 October 26 2020-10-26 Pope, Robert, 1937- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201026_Pope Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
19 Interview with Roger Siemionko, 2020 October 26 2020-10-26 Siemionkoa, Roger, 1952- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Roger Siemionko described his career with DuPont in research and development. He details joining the Experimental Station on a project to replace Kelvar with a lower cost polymer and fiber. He then describes his work on Nomex and Teflon and his transfer to the Old Hickory site, where he worked to improve spun-bonded fiber processes. He then details his work on commercial flooring systems and his role at the Richmond site as an R&D manager for Tyvek.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201026_Siemionko Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
20 Interview with Jim Manning, 2020 October 22 2020-10-22 Manning, James, 1953- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Jim Manning describes his role in the Industrial Engineering (IE) group at Seaford, which has a large group with broad responsibilities. He discusses the plant and how IE worked to serve the plant. He also details his labor manager responsibilities. He comments on his job as first line supervisor in the staple finishing area.

He also addresses the computerization of the site. After having taken computer training, he was later promoted to IE supervisor and became involved in...
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In his interview, Jim Manning describes his role in the Industrial Engineering (IE) group at Seaford, which has a large group with broad responsibilities. He discusses the plant and how IE worked to serve the plant. He also details his labor manager responsibilities. He comments on his job as first line supervisor in the staple finishing area.

He also addresses the computerization of the site. After having taken computer training, he was later promoted to IE supervisor and became involved in the IT development of the textile fibers site. He describes the issues involved with the startup of the regional office in Charlotte.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201022_Manning Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
21 Interview with Peter Butenhoff, 2020 October 20 2020-10-20 Butenhoff, Peter, 1943- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Peter Butenhoff describes his career in marketing at DuPont. He details his early work on spunbonded products followed by involvement in the direct use marketing of knitwear. He describes working in DuPont’s offices in the Empire State Building in New York, DuPont’s marketing strategies of the 1960s through the 1980s, and his assignments with Orlon, nylon, and automotive products. He then describes his assignment as Product Superintendent at Seaford, where he participated in...
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In his interview, Peter Butenhoff describes his career in marketing at DuPont. He details his early work on spunbonded products followed by involvement in the direct use marketing of knitwear. He describes working in DuPont’s offices in the Empire State Building in New York, DuPont’s marketing strategies of the 1960s through the 1980s, and his assignments with Orlon, nylon, and automotive products. He then describes his assignment as Product Superintendent at Seaford, where he participated in the type 44 conversion. He also mentions his roles as Staple and BCF Superintendent at Seaford. He then relates his assignment as Managing Director of DuPont Japan during a period in which DuPont was establishing a worldwide presence. Throughout the interview, he comments on the work to save DuPont’s spunbonded business.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201020_Butenhoff Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
22 Interview with Peter Lyons, 2020 October 20 2020-10-20 Lyons, Peter, 1942- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Peter Lyons details the complexity of the spunbonded textile fiber markets. He describes work being done at Pioneering Research Laboratory (PRL) and his transfer to Richmond to work in industrial beaming. He then describes his next assignment in direct sales in Akron, with the non-tire part of the business there. He also details his works as a Tyvek business strategist, in which he helped identify the thousands of end-uses in which this product was involved aside from house...
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In his interview, Peter Lyons details the complexity of the spunbonded textile fiber markets. He describes work being done at Pioneering Research Laboratory (PRL) and his transfer to Richmond to work in industrial beaming. He then describes his next assignment in direct sales in Akron, with the non-tire part of the business there. He also details his works as a Tyvek business strategist, in which he helped identify the thousands of end-uses in which this product was involved aside from house wrap. He also describes his role in direct marketing non-woven products. He also mentions his assignment as Asia Marketing Manager and his participation in joint venture negotiations that did not work out to DuPont’s satisfaction and were discontinued.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201020_Lyons Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
23 Interview with Bill Tuohey, 2020 October 19 2020-10-19 Tuohey, William, 1933- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Bill Tuohey provides a marketing perspective on how permanent press fabrics overtook the cotton market. He provides insight into the DuPont marketing organization and the operations in the New York area. He details the marketing operations within the Empire State Building as the hub of the company’s marketing efforts, which included a "fabric room, color card, teletype room and etc." He details the launch of Qiana and provides information on intimate apparel marketing...
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In his interview, Bill Tuohey provides a marketing perspective on how permanent press fabrics overtook the cotton market. He provides insight into the DuPont marketing organization and the operations in the New York area. He details the marketing operations within the Empire State Building as the hub of the company’s marketing efforts, which included a "fabric room, color card, teletype room and etc." He details the launch of Qiana and provides information on intimate apparel marketing efforts. He also describes how his group served as a training stop for employees with potential in the organization.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201019_Tuohey Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
24 Interview with Robert McNutt, 2020 October 19 2020-10-19 McNutt, Robert, 1945- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201019_McNutt Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
25 Interview with Bill McMahon, 2020 October 6 2020-10-06 McMahon, William, 1940- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Bill McMahon describes his first assignments in the construction division of the Engineering Departments at the following sites: Richmond, Virginia; Kinston, North Carolina; Maydown, Northern Ireland; and Dordrecht, Netherlands. His comments provide insights into how Textile Fibers managed very large construction budgets.

He then describes his move back to Kinston, his transfer to the plant roll, where he supervised the Central Maintenance group, followed by his move to...
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In his interview, Bill McMahon describes his first assignments in the construction division of the Engineering Departments at the following sites: Richmond, Virginia; Kinston, North Carolina; Maydown, Northern Ireland; and Dordrecht, Netherlands. His comments provide insights into how Textile Fibers managed very large construction budgets.

He then describes his move back to Kinston, his transfer to the plant roll, where he supervised the Central Maintenance group, followed by his move to Industrial. He then describes how, having built up a reputation for employee relations, he was transferred to Chattanooga to assist them in a union campaign and how he concluded he did not wish to continue with the assignment due to lack of supervisory support. He details his transfer back to Kinston and his role in rejecting the steelworkers’ efforts there.

McMahon details his effort to change the progression system late in the 1980s to a new system called P+P+1. He finally describes his transfer to become site manager for Kinston in the Engineering Department, a role that coordinated the work of the contractors on the plant (Munley, Floru, and others).
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