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Smart, Donna

Smart, Donna

Smart, Donna

Date: Friday, February 22, 2008

Interview 172a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Pete and Donna Smart reminisce about their days working for Temple and living in the southeast and Diboll. Pete joined Temple as a salesman in 1965, working in Charlotte, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Kentucky selling Temple products, particularly plywood, fiberboard and studs. They moved to Diboll in 1973 and lived there until 2007. Donna worked for the company from 1990 until 2008. The Smarts talk about Diboll Day, selling Temple products in the southeast, promoting Temple products, the community spirit in Diboll, Arthur Temple's vision for his company and Diboll, and other company leaders. They mention Bob Weston, Bert Lindsey, Joe Sample, Joe Denman, Clifford Grum, and Jack Sweeny.