G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

John (JD) Dewitt, contract Conveyor Engineer working for Planet Corp., discusses his career and his experiences at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

JD shares his diverse career in the military and with several companies before coming to Fisher to assist with the conversion from big to small cars in 1984. JD talks about his friendship with the plant manager, the Conveyor Task Force, UAW-management relations, workforce dedication, working seven days a week and 10-11 hours per day. He also discusses the fatal injury of a subcontractor working in the conveyor system.

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