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Oral history interview with Richard H. Ireland, 1974

Creator: Ireland, Richard H.
Project: Continental Group project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 178 pages Sound recording: 2 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Purchasing manager.

Scope and Contents

Economic life in Baltimore, early twentieth century; 1917 Army service in France; 1920 purchasing clerk, Southern Can Campany; 1928 acquisition by Continental Can: changes in plant layout, Conoplan; World War II, paper shortage; 1944 division manager of purchasing, New York, N.Y.: reorganization, liaison between local agents and sources, utilizing surpluses; 1958, assistant general manager of purchasing, scrap disposal; assemblage and materials in can and box making, shipping, suppliers and purchasing agents, efficiency and economy.


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