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Oral history interview with George E. Dyke, 1975

Creator: Dyke, George E.
Project: Continental Group project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 116 pages Sound recording: 2 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Business executive.

Scope and Contents

Transportation at turn of century; Wall Street broker; stock sales for Gair; Gair family; effects of Depression; construction of shipping containers, cartons, paperboard; use of waste paper vs pulp; modernization of Piermont plant; history of Owens-Illinois; Lucius Clay and Continental Can management personalities, merger; new bookkeeping system; cylinder vs fourdrinier machine; folding carton plants, profit margins; effects of World War II on Gair; pulp allocation; work in Office of Price Administration; Gair's Southern expansion; water pollution problems with Augusta plant; Southern woodland acquisitions; Richmond corrugated plant purchase; Gair-Ft. Wayne deal.


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