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Monk, John

Monk, John

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009

Interview 176a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, former General Manager of Texas and Louisiana Forests for Temple-Inland John Monk reminisces about his life in the forest products industry and the corporate culture at Temple. He also spends a great deal of time detailing their forest management practices and the push to become more standardized within the industry and the company. He particularly talks about Streamside Management Zones. Mr. Monk worked for Owens Illinois in Louisiana as the Forest Manager and Procurement Manager and then came to Temple when Temple bought out Owens Illinois land in 1986. He talks about the transition between the two companies and the differences in their forest management practices. Mr. Monk mentions Clifford Grum, Jack Sweeny, Jim DeCosmo, and Jim Cumbie.