G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Karel (Frizz) Taborsky discusses his career as a UAW skilled trades electrician and a GM maintenance manager at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Karel discusses his childhood in the neighborhood near Fisher, how he got his nickname, his time in the U.S. Army, and hiring into Fisher in July 1971. Frizz talks about being hired straight into the apprentice program, being paid to learn, women on trades and life in the factory. He discusses his move to supervision and the culture difference between Oldsmobile and Fisher Body during the corporate restructuring in the mid 1980s.

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