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Ackart, E. G. (Everett Gunner), 1881-1980

Existence: 1881 - 1980
 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1881 - 1980

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

E.G. Ackart, 1961 September 14

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 1
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: Norman B. Wilkinson and unidentified participant

E.G. Ackart recounts his working career at DuPont in his interview. He discusses anecdotes from high school, differences in working for DuPont vs. other companies, the Barksdale plant, and the structure of the engineering department and its consolidation in 1916. He also describes the company during wartime, his various colleagues throughout his working career, the development of industrial engineering, and the relationship between DuPont and General Motors. He also discusses the development of nylon, rayon, and other important materials, including how DuPont's chemists and physicists utilized ideas they found working abroad to create them. He recounts building new plants and his interactions with members of the du Pont family.
Dates: 1961 September 14