Abstract

Barb Emery, Vice President of Human Resources at Applied Industrial Technologies, discusses the history and role of the company in Cleveland's Midtown Corridor. Originally known as Ohio Ball Bearing Company, Applied Industrial Technologies became one the largest industrial distributors in North America. Starting her career with the company in the late 1970s, Ms. Emery explains the atmosphere around East 34th Street and Euclid Avenue (restaurants, companies, and the Carlin House). She also discusses the company's transition of leadership, the growth of the company, new facilities, and the company's name change. She discusses the company's role in the Midtown area and its contribution to the Cleveland area. The interview concludes with a discussion about the continued presence of Applied Industrial Technologies in the Midtown area.

Creator

Emery, Barb (interviewee)

Creator

Souther, Mark (interviewer)

Project

Midtown Cleveland

Date

7-24-2007

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

34 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
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