G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Don Davis discusses his career in General Motors and specifically as a maintenance manager at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Don tells of being hired in 1962 at Flint Chevrolet, AC Spark Plug and describes his first years and Army service. He talks about his educational accomplishments and entering skilled trades in 1982. Don explains why he declined to go on management several times and why he has always respected the union. He comments on the Flint strikes, wildcats, the differences between Flint and Lansing, UAW-management relations differences, females in skilled trades, and the 1984 change to small cars in Lansing.

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