In this interview, Jim Price recounts his fifty years of service at the Charlotte Pipe and Foundry as well as his Air Force training during World War II. Mr. Price describes the working conditions at Charlotte Pipe as perilous in nature and discusses how they could occasionally lead to injury and death. He talks about how overall conditions improved as the foundry modernized and mechanized over time. He explains how the technical training he received during the war prepared him for the automation work techniques and the complicated machines that were later installed at the foundry. Also, Mr. Price describes relationships between foundry employees and their supervisors. In particular, he fondly remembers working under a plant manager who was known as a "slave driver," but who was also both fair and loyal to his most dedicated, hardworking employees.