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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Walter J. Coker
RLIN number: NXCP87-A37
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Continental Group Project
Description: Family, educational background; accounting work for South Paperboard, Gair; Port Wentworth pulp mill; evaluation of Hodge operations; Continental Can's southern plan expansion program; employee reactions to Continental's acquisition of Gair; installation of cost systems; Hopewell plant operations and products; construction, organization of Augusta mill, problems; manufacturing of profit versus volume items; economic, morale problems at Augusta; survival-expansion project at Hodge; training, public relations programs; advantages and demands of plant manager position; management-union friction at Hopewell; need for semi-chemical paperboard expansion; Hopewell energy collection program.
Extent: Transcript: 118 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from Continental Group. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Coker, Walter J., 1927-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1927
Speaker occupation: Plant manager
Age at speaking: 48
Document date: 1975
Interviewer: Nackman, Mark E.
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Accountants; Accounting; Executives; Oral history
Topics discussed - Other terms: Coker, Walter J., 1927-; Continental Can Company, Inc; Factory management; Paper industry and trade
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018124-13567