Title: Oral History Interview with Kenneth Iverson, June 11, 1999. Interview I-0083.
Interviewer: Mosnier, Joseph
Interviewee: Iverson, Kenneth
Subjects: Iverson, Ken Nucor Corporation Steel industry and trade--North Carolina--Charlotte Iron and steel workers--North Carolina
Abstract: Kenneth Iverson describes his rise through the steel industry. An innovator in both the social and business side of management, Iverson rose to become president of Nucor Steel in 1964, and he quickly restructured the struggling company, moving it to Charlotte in 1966 and turning it into a profitable business. He seemed to have little trouble dismantling racial segregation or breaking down gender barriers, and while he disapproves of unions, he insists that Nucor's policies reward its employees enough that they have little need of union protection.