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Daniel, Howard

Daniel, Howard

Daniel, Howard

Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Interview 228a : In this wide-ranging interview with Jonathan Gerland, native Lufkinite and long-time Love Wood Products employee Howard Daniel discusses his life in the forest products industry and his musical hobbies. Mr. Daniel started at Love Wood Products in 1957 and worked as the bookkeeper, salesman, and eventually the president before the company closed in 1985. He discusses their plants in Diboll, Waco, Teneha, and the Dallas area, as well as the mechanics of making wood flour. He talks about their different products, like wood flour for school desks and roofing products and miracle bark, to name a few. Mr. Daniel also reminisces about his love for music, particularly singing, which began in the 1940's while he was in the Navy and continued with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chorale, the Seagle Colony, and choral training in New York. He also started the Temple choir that performed in Diboll at Christmas. Mr. Daniel also talks about the musical piece he is currently writing and his love of the piano.