Abstract

Gary Rand discusses the history of Ohio Knitting Mills (1947-2003) in Cleveland's Midtown Corridor. The Ohio Knitting Mills created and designed garments for both men and women. He discusses the company's customer base, employment levels, pay scales, building upgrades, the production process, and union and labor relations. He discusses the various restaurants and shops in the Midtown area in the late 1960s and the change that took place in the 1970s. He also discusses the changing employee demographic and the ethnic complexity in the years throughout the company's existence. Other related topics include security and the company's relationship with the local political community.

Creator

Rand, Gary (interviewee)

Creator

Hons, Justin (interviewer)

Project

Midtown Cleveland

Date

7-21-2007

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

55 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
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