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This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. Dr. Steve Shuklian, professor of economics at Marshall University, discusses trends in American industry over the past two decades and how those economic trends relate to the shutdown of the Huntington Owens-Illinois glass plant. Dr. Shuklian describes five major tendencies that took place during the 1970's and 1980's; globalization, technological innovation, anti-union political positions, mergers and aquisitions and a shift from manufacturing to a service economy. Dr. Shuklian defines the term leverage buyout, discusses the North American Free Trade Agreement, management styles, and corporate strategies. Finally, Dr. Shuklian relates his economic theory and terms to the closing of Huntington's Owens-Illinois glass plant.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-533.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-533, Huntington, WV.