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Glen-Gery Brazil Plant re-opens

October 7, 1982

After nine months of being close, the Brazil, IN Glen-Gery Plant re-opened. Initially 60 people were laid off and 29 people were brought back. My father, Bob Wilkinson, is interviewed in the local paper. This would have been during the Early 1980’s Recession, also known as the “Reagan Recession”.


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Bob Wilkinson – Letter From Glen-Gery

March 4, 1982

This is a letter regarding Bob Wilkinson’s pay raise during the 1982 Brazil plant shut down. My father began working for Glen-Gery in 1979 at the Brazil, Indiana Plant. In 1986 he was transferred to the Manassas, Virginia Capitol Plant. He worked there until he was laid off in 1991.