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Bringing in the Wood:
The Way It Was at Chesapeake Corporation


By Mary Wakefield Buxton

Buxton traces the Woodlands Division story of Chesapeake Corporation founded in West Point, Virginia, in 1918. Written as Chesapeake was selling its paper mill at West Point to St. Laurent Paperboard, Inc., and divesting its woodlands to Hancock Timber Resource Group, the book uses personal stories to take a close look at the troubles that employees and others encounter after a sale of a mill or company division.

"We created this book with only one purpose in mind: To relate the individual at Chesapeake and to tell his stories as to the way things were." -Mary Wakefield Brown


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Bringing in Wood book cover

© 1999 by the
Forest History Society.

187 pp., photos.

Hardcover: $29.95, Softcover: $19.95.


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