Download Full Text (8.4 MB)
This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. Mr. Maynard began working at Owens in 1942, when his brother, who was already employed at the plant as a furnace crew leader, helped him land a position in the plant. In this interview, Maynard gives an account of the evolution of the batch and furnace department, where he worked for most of his career at Owens. In fact, most of this interview is concerned with the technical details of Maynard's job and the jobs of those working with him in his department. Mr. Maynard retied from Owens at the age of 62. Toward the end of the interview he discusses the activities of his retirement years and his theories on the causes of the shut-down of the Huntington Owens plant.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-520.
Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner.
Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-520, Huntington, WV.