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Oral History Interview with Frank Yaklich, 1989 February 3, 2006

Identifier: BHS-SCA-002


Frank Yaklich was President of CF&I Steel Corporation. Born in Pueblo, Frank attended the University of Colorado majoring in Engineering. In 1960, he worked 2 years for Inland. Came to the CF & I as an industrial engineer then assigned to maintenance in the 25" Mill from 1962-1964. From 1964-1967 he worked at the Seamless Tube Mill, from 1967-1968, he was a design engineeer. In 1969 Frank worked as the Roll Shop Assistant Superintendent, in 1970 he was the Superintendent of Rolling and Finishing at the Seamless Tube Mill and in 1974 he became Assistant General Superintendent of the Rolling and Finishing Mill. In Aug of 1974 Frank was promoted to General Superintendent of Minnequa Works and in 1976 he became the Works Manager. Crane took over the mill in 1969. Yaklich hired Gene Straushind and in 1989 there were 1500-2000 employees.


  • 1989 February 3
  • Digitization: 2006

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Oral History Interview with Frank Yaklich

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1 Items ; 38:31 minutes

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Cassette Tapes: Nakamichi Dragon, Nakamichi cassette Deck 1 Reel-to Reel Tapes: Studer A80, Studer B67, Otari MX-55, Revox A700 DVD: Pioneer DV-434. Analog/Digital converter: Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR; Prism Sound Dream AD-2; Computer Hardware: 3 (total) Intel Celeron 1.8GHz/224 MB RAM PC's (made by PowerSpec), each with a Firewire hard drive (2 made by MicroNet, 1 made by LaCie) and M-Audio Delta Audiophile (internal sound card). External Firewire Hard Drive; Computer Software: Windows XP; Steinberg Wavelength 4.0; Sony Soundforge; Other devices: Switcher to allow monitoring of multiple transfers; Basic Map: Playback machine->Analog RCA or XLR->AD converter->AES (XLR)->M-Audio Card->Software->External Firewire Drive

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