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June 16, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Wellford Wilms came back to the assembly line the other day, to the spot where he'd put thousands of right rear interior door handles on Toyota Corollas and Geo Prizms. The men and women on the line greeted him warmly with hugs and jokes. It would have made a great beer commercial. Except that Wilms isn't a retired auto worker. He's a prematurely gray professor in UCLA's Graduate School of Education who decided to learn about how a plant works by working there himself.
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June 16, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Wellford Wilms came back to the assembly line the other day, to the spot where he'd put thousands of right rear interior door handles on Toyota Corollas and Geo Prizms. The men and women on the line greeted him warmly with hugs and jokes. It would have made a great beer commercial. Except that Wilms isn't a retired auto worker. He's a prematurely gray professor in UCLA's Graduate School of Education who decided to learn about how a plant works by working there himself.
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March 21, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Carson-based National Metal & Steel, which in 1953 was the first U.S. company to export scrap metal to postwar Japan, has a long and profitable relationship with the Japanese, exporting as much as 6 million tons annually to the country in the 1970s. "Since 1963, I've made over 70 trips over there," said Harry Faversham, president of National Metal. "For the first 10 years, it was not unusual to go to Japan bearing gifts like televisions.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Carson-based National Metal & Steel, which in 1953 was the first U.S. company to export scrap metal to postwar Japan, has a long and profitable relationship with the Japanese, exporting as much as 6 million tons annually to the country in the 1970s. "Since 1963, I've made over 70 trips over there," said Harry Faversham, president of National Metal. "For the first 10 years, it was not unusual to go to Japan bearing gifts like televisions.
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