G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

James Cataline talks about his career at REO Motor Car Company and Diamond REO Trucks, Inc.

James Cataline talks about working for the REO Motor Car Company, in Lansing, MI, as a timekeeper during World War Two and later becoming Parts Department General Manager in 1967 when REO became Diamond-Reo Trucks, Inc. Cataline reminisces fondly about the social life at REO and the terrible emotional damage its closing had on workers and the Greater Lansing community. He also describes the demolition of the REO Clubhouse and the later fire that destroyed the plant, events which, to him, drove home the end of an era. Cataline is interviewed by Shirley Bradley. Recorded as part of the commemoration of REO Motor Car Company's 100th Anniversary.

  • 2004-05-06
  • 1:14:15
  • Interviewee:
    • Cataline, James A.
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