Joe and Rudy Perkovich retired from Rockwell at its closing in 1976, after 30 and 25 years, respectively, and never had to work again.
These men on Saturday attended a reunion picnic in Braceville, to remember their time at Rockwell making bumpers. The Newton Falls plant closed in 1976.
Fred Smith, former union president at Rockwell, speaks with other men who worked to make bumpers for the auto industry.
Herman Counts and John McGahee worked at the plant. Counts has never missed one of the 39 reunion picnics. Both men said the brotherhood at the plant was unique.