G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Tom Carrigan discusses his career as a production worker, skilled trades pipe fitter and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Tom talks about his life prior to Fisher Body, growing up in Detroit, being hired in August 1978 and going to the Body Shop. Tom tells of deciding early he wanted to be in trades. He talks about his apprenticeship, women in trades, safety lockout, chemicals, duties in the powerhouse, relations with managers and his union activity. Tom comments on Lansing's success, people's attitude and talent.

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