Ernie B. Corrick Interview, May 4, 1984


Ernie B. Corrick


Orlan J. Svingen



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Ernie B. Corrick, General Manager of the Rocky Mountain Timberlands Division for Champion International Corporation, discusses the major structural changes that took place in the company since he began working there in the 1950s. Corrick describes the merger of the Anaconda Company, in Anaconda, Montana, with a larger company, Hoerner Waldorf, and later the merger between Horner Waldorf and U.S. Plywood Champions to create the Champion International Corporation. Corrick describes the different general managers he worked for over the years, including future Missoula mayor H. Ron Dix. Corrick describes the expansion of Champion in the 1960s, with the installation of new plants and the electrification of old ones.


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Document Type

Oral History


Champion International Corporation; Bonner, Montana; Milltown, Montana; Bonner mill facility; Timberlands; Anaconda Company; Anaconda Copper Mining Company [ACM]; Missoula, Montana; Hoerner-Waldorf; Paper mill; Pulp mill; Anaconda Mill; Sawmills; Berkeley Pit; Butte, Montana; Beam plant; House plant; Log mill; Anaconda Building Materials; U.S. Plywood; US Plywood Champion; Browning, Montana; Silver City, Montana; Salmon, Idaho; International Paper Company; Rocky Mountain operations; Stamford, Connecticut

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Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Champion International Corporation Centennial Oral History Project, OH 119, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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Oral History Number

OH 119-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.): analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:59:58 minutes

Local Filename

OH_119_001.mp3; OH_119_001.pdf

Ernie B. Corrick Interview, May 4, 1984