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Oral history interview with Frederick J. Hoffman, 1975

Creator: Hoffman, Frederick J.
Project: Continental Group project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 77 pages Sound recording: 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Director, customer equipment service.

Scope and Contents

Education; early canning business in Baltimore; World War II service; work as draftsman in Customer Equipment Service department of Continental Can; decline in customer equipment service after 1951 consent decree; designing can lines for customers; canning orange juice in Florida; closing machine sales; recollections of Continental Can executives; other companies raids for skilled personnel; history of closing machine design.


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