Orlan J. Svingen
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.
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
Champion International Corporation Centennial Oral History Project, OH 119, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (60 min.): analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)
Corrick, Ernie B., "Ernie B. Corrick Interview, May 4, 1984" (1984). Champion International Corporation Centennial Oral History Project. 1.