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This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. This interview with Mr. Donald Cyrus, a retired Owens worker, begins with the gathering of biographical data from the interviewee, such as the date and place of his birth, and his reasons for seeking employment at the Huntington Owens plant. Mr. Cyrus was a machine foreman for most of his career at Owens. The interviewer prompts Mr. Cyrus to talk about the smaller details of life at Owens, such as the hardships of the rotating shift system and how the workers dealt with the extreme temperatures in the facility. Toward the end of the interview, Mr. Cyrus relates stories concerning Owens' beneficent role in the community and the corruption which he saw occurring in the plant during the later years of the plant's existence.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-516.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-516, Huntington, WV.