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Oral history interview with Howard B. Chadwick and Anthony Civitello, 1975

Creator: Chadwick, Howard B.
Project: Continental Group project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 188 pages Sound recording: 2 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Executive sales manager.

Scope and Contents

History of paper bag business, Benjamin C. Betner and Thomas M. Royal; packaging, food retailing in early 1900s; Betner Bag Company's development of glassine paper, polyethyline, bagmaking and printing equipment; Benco filling machine; the Depression; Devon plant location and employee transportation problems; competitors; National Recovery Act and unionization of Betner plants; development of instant coffee; Betner's growth, World War II; small unit packaging; Betner and Continental Can merger in 1953; product diversification; duties of executive sales manager and plant manager.

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