G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Mark Van Epps discusses his career as a skilled trades toolmaker and UAW Training Representative at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Mark recalls serving his apprenticeship at Lindell Drop Forge, the Fisher job interview, being hired in August 1984, his first day in the Body Shop and working second shift. He talks about toolmaker duties, friendships, weekly dinners, relations with supervisors, lines of demarcation, injuries, safety, relations with production workers and his union activity.

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