Viola Palmieri Cooper-Jarrett Collection

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The following Cooper-Jarrett artwork came from Viola 'See See' Palmieri, who did all of this artwork for Cooper-Jarrett during the time she worked for the company.
My Role at Cooper-Jarrett

All of the above Cooper-Jarrett literature was done by me. When I worked for Mr. Jim Skane, a National Accounts Salesman, I would arrange all of the NY Traffic Club meetings for him and then attend them with him in New York. It was a great time and the attendance was huge! The brochure for Environmental Waste Management was a subsidiary of C-J. It was started around 1981 and it was really a huge success. I did all the brochures, advertising, gift give-aways, etc. The stationary and the new C-J logo was done by me when I first started with the company in 1968, in Orange, NJ. The actually building on 23 So. Essex Ave was the old Sheffield Dairy facilities and located near the Lackawana Train Station. I designed the "Routing" map for the company as well as for the Dispatch Department. I started out in the Cargo Claims Dept. then went to Loss Prevention Claims Investigator with Mr. Jack Rolinavitch and Jack Durkin. I also did inside sales, customer service, marketing and advertising and everything else in between!! What a great company it was. I believe in the late 70's maybe early 80's Mr. Bush Abadir bought the company for Robert Hall (Mr. Cooper's son-in-law). Mr. Abadir owned a winery in California and thought it would be good to have his wine trucked from the west coast to the east. But then deregulation came about and all the monies that were spent on land rights meant nothing. The last terminal that we were going into was Indianapolis,IN but that never transpired although we had already spent $225,000.00 to go into that state.

I eventually was one of the last to go in January of 1982. At that time there was hardly anyone left, mainly the attorneys and some VP's. What a great place it was!!! Our outlook was so bright and we were moving across the county with high hopes of reaching the west coast--but our demise came all too soon!! I, for one, lost all my pension of nearly 15 years; my school reimbursement monies, as well as sick time, vacation, etc. Too bad.

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