Interview 85a : Longtime Temple employee Vernon Burkhalter reminisces about life in Diboll through the years. After growing up in Diboll as the son of a local teacher, Mr. Burkhalter worked his way up through the Company ranks as Personnel Director. He talks about growing up and starting work and then recalls all of the changes that have occurred in the company and the lumber industry. He is very complimentary of Arthur Temple, Jr. and Joe Denman and other company executives and credits the company's culture and management for balancing the respect for longtime employees and their knowledge with the need to mechanize and change processes and mentalities with the times.
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