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Weber, A.R.

Weber, A.R.

Weber, A.R.

Date: Monday, April 01, 1985

Interview 54a : In an interview with Becky Bailey, longtime Temple-White employee A.R. Weber reminisces about his younger years learning about the forest products industry and beginning in a creosote plant. He eventually made it to Mr. Herb White's handle factory in Bogalusa, Mississippi, where he managed the factory. When the White family moved the factory to Diboll and entered into a partnership with the Temple family, forming Temple-White, Mr. Weber and his family moved to Diboll. Mr. Weber was in charge of setting up the new factory and hiring the employees. He discussed the process used to make the handles, the lacquer for the handles, and making the different handles for their different customers, particularly the armed forces during World War II. Mr. Weber also discusses the new OSHA regulations from the 1970's.