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Oral history interview with Robert E. Lambert, 1974

Creator: Lambert, Robert E.
Project: Continental Group project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 91 pages Sound recording: 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

District sales manager.

Scope and Contents

Family background and education; memories of Depression; can manufacturing technology during the 1930s; 1939 Continental Can sales representative in Oil City, Pennsylvania; Army service 1942-46; improvements in can manufacturing technology during World War II; construction of new plant in Pittsburgh; difficulties in finding new customers in western Pennsylvania; management of Pittsburgh plant; labor problems; Continental Can's concern for its reputation.


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