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Raymond Fuller discusses his career at REO Motor Car Company and Diamond Reo Trucks, Inc., in Lansing, MI

Raymond Fuller discusses his career at REO Motor Car Company/Diamond-Reo Trucks, Inc., in Lansing, MI, from 1943 to 1975. Fuller recalls hiring in as a repairman, the war years, wage structures, and different factory bosses. He also describes testing amphibious military vehicles on Houghton Lake, playing pranks on co-workers, bowling at the REO Clubhouse, and the status and treatment of women in the factory. The last days of REO were very sad, he says and the end had a devastating affect on local families. The interviewers are Shirley Bradley and Lisa Fine. Recorded as part of the "REO Memories" oral history project.

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