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This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. George Kline lives in Spring Valley, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a rural and relatively undeveloped region where many retired Owens-Illinois workers live. Kline's interview begins with a gathering of demographic information by the interviewer (Kline's age, marital status, etc.). Kline talks about the other members of his family who were once employed at Owens before launching into a discussion of his personal job history and the contents of his various positions at Owens (corrugated department, maintenance, lehr attendant). This interview contains a lengthy description of the evolution toward greater and greater automation in the workplace as Kline talks about this process as it was exhibited at the Huntington Owens plant. Other topics covered include the changing economic situation in America and Kline's speculations concerning the closing of the Huntington Owens plant.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-519.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-519, Huntington, WV.