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My 41 year career in Maine paper mills
by Mike Luciano
Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes
It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture
I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician
My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop
My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.
I never thought I would work at a paper mill.
by Greg Bizier
I love science and managed the lab for International Paper's Otis Mill for 31 years.
If you wanted a good job, the mill was the place to be.
by Brent Gay
Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills
Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill
by Cindy Bennett
I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.
My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau
The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community
First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto
I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers
Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette
If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.
There were years when it was fun to go to work at the paper mill
by Bruce Dyke
My 39 years working for International Paper was a great job for a guy like me.
Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers
Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage
Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis
Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here
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