Firestone Executives and Employee, 1955

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Subject: Firestone executives and managers

Decade: 1950s

Subcollection: Working at Firestone


Black and white photo of Firestone Executives touring the textile mill during 20th anniversary celebration of Firestone Textiles operation. Attached flysheet:: “During the anniversary program marking completion of Firestone Textiles’ 20 years of operation in Gastonia, Company officials were on hand to tour the local plant, and greet members of the Firestone organization. Shown during a tour on May 5, are Harold Mercer, General manager of Firestone Textiles; and J. E. Trainer, Executive Vice President of The Firestone Tire & rubber company, as they greeted Faye Oakes, an employee. Mr. Trainer was principal speaker at a banquet Thursday night, honoring 100 employees who have completed a total of 2,00 years of service to Firestone Textiles.”

Transcription: During the anniversary program marking completion of Firestone Textiles' 20 years of operation in Gastonia, Company officials were on hand to tour the local plant, and greet members of the Firestone organization. Shown during a tour on May 5, are Harold Mercer, General manager of Firestone Textiles; and J. E. Trainer, Executive Vice President of The Firestone Tire & rubber company, as they greeted Faye Oakes, an employee. Mr. Trainor was principal speaker at a banquet Thursday night, honoring 100 employees who have completed a total of 2,00 years of service to Firestone Textiles.
City & County: Gastonia (N.C.); Gaston County (N.C.)
Contributor: Gaston County Museum of Art & History