Jewett, Don - Interview
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Record Information – DetailsFonds/collection:DOMINION BRIDGE COMPANY / COMPAGNIE DOMINION BRIDGEAccession:1984-0443Media:SoundPart:3 of 3Production date:1971Production company:Dominion Bridge CompanyDescription:Oral history interview with Don Jewett, engineer with the Dominion Bridge Company in Vancouver, who joined the company in 1923 as a draftsman. Jewett discusses his responsibilites for designing "overhead travelling cranes" and "hydraulic regulation gates" for hydroelectric projects. Also mentioned is the company loyalty and "team spirit" of the employees during his early years with the company. Jewett talks about the effect of the Depression in the 1930s on the company. War production, especially the role of the company in conjunction with the United Shipyards of Montreal which fabricated ships' hulls, is a noteworthy topic. Also, Jewett talks about the Canadian Overseas Projects Limited, a consortium of companies including Dominion Bridge which, under the auspices of the Columbo Plan, built cement plants in West Pakistan. Rounding out the interview is discussion of the company's reorganization begun in 1956 and the projects Jewett was involved with, namely the rebuilding of the Second Narrows Bridge and the Port Mann Bridge which incorporated a new design technique using steel plates.Language:EnglishDetailed holdings information:Vault ISN:163489Format:SOUNDLocation number:1984-0443/017
1984-0443/019Vault code:GATNumber of items:3Kind of sound:R/RTechnical Description:POLYMade from:DEPOSITStatus:ORIGVault ISN:1135142Format:SOUNDLocation number:153800-1984-0443-017.WAV
153800-1984-0443-019.WAVNumber of items:3Kind of sound:BWFDuration:46:54Made from:1984-0443/017
Ordering and Viewing OptionsConditions of access:OpenGENCAT identity number:MSS 16476Reproduction access:with written permission of copyright owner : with permission of AMCA : with permission of interviewees during their lifetimesThe copyright on this material was originally held by Dominion Bridge, a company that moved to the States and became AMCA and then United Dominion. Apparently United Dominion sold its Dominion Bridge division to a Canadian company, in 1993.According to the Gazette of 13 November 1998, Dominion Bridge of Lachine became part of ADF Heavy Industries, part of the Group ADF Inc. which is owned by the Au Dragon Forgè (Paschini family) of Terrebonne, Quebec.ADF was then acquired by TIL Cintreurs de Tubes International Ltee.Copyright owner: TIL Cintreurs de Tubes International Ltee.
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