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A Guide to the Roy M. Martin Papers, 1978-1996.
Collection Number Mss1 M3656 a FA2
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Roy M. Martin papers, 1978-1996 (Mss1 M3656 a FA2), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
Gift of Roy M. Martin, Richmond, Va., in 2005. Accessioned 26 July 2007.
Repository: Virginia Historical Society Collection Number: Mss1 M3656 a FA2 Collection Name: Roy M. Martin Papers, 1978-1996 Size: 62 folders (2 linear feet) Language: English Abstract: Historical and administrative materials relating to Reynolds International, Inc., a subsidiary of Reynolds Metals Company, and its involvement with establishing an aluminum manufacturing plant, Sayanal Joint Venture, in Sayanagorsh, Siberia; and Roy M. Martin’s oversight of the new facility’s development.
Scope and Content Information
This collection consists of various manuals used by Reynolds International, Inc. (RII) as part of the technology supplied by RII for the construction and startup of the Sayanal Joint Venture in Sayanagorsh, Siberia. Sayanal was a continuous casting, foil rolling, and converting plant in which RII held approximately a fifteen percent interest. This enterprise employed around 5,000 individuals. In return for a partial ownership, RII provided the technology and technical supervision to build and run the plant. Roy M. Martin was the Reynolds employee who served as the consultant to the technology staff at the Siberian plant, and he used these manuals in his work. This collection also includes slides of Sayanal Plant and of several similar American, Japanese, and German plants that used aluminum foil to manufacture end products.
Roy Martin worked for Reynolds Metals Company and its subsidiary, Reynolds International, Inc., for 32-years. He had a background in packaging research, technical operations, technical maintenance functions, packaging machinery development, supervision in foil rolling and converting plants, and technology transfer in the Reynolds European operations, including Italy and Spain. One of his last responsibilities before retiring was the technology transfer in Sayanagorsk, Siberia, Russia. Reynolds Metals Company shared its methodology in creating new plants in a number of foreign countries. This information transfer included planning, preparing, and implementing total plant organization plans and job descriptions for all managerial levels, all technological specifications, and installation of equipment.
The papers of Roy M. Martin are arranged into eight series with series one through six containing technical and training manuals used at the Sayanal plant. Series Seven contains 33 mm photographic slides of various Reynolds manufacturing plants and processes, as well as images of a Japanese plant owned by Sumitomo Corporation. Series Eight contains miscellaneous materials, chiefly business cards reflecting the various positions Martin held during his tenure at Reynold Metals.
Aluminum industry and trade – United States – History
Aluminum plants – Siberia (Russia)
International business enterprises
Martin, Roy M.
Reynolds Metals Company
Russia – Foreign economic relations – United States – History – 20th century
Sayanal Joint Venture
United States – Foreign economic relations – Russia – History – 20th century
Series 1. Sayanal Technology Manual.
Folder 1 Introduction and Table of Contents 2 Product Specifications and Samples Continuous Roll Casting 3 Process Description 4 Alloy Melting Furnace 5 Holding Furnace 6 Grain Refining 7 Filter/Degassing 8 Continuous Roll Caster 9 Coil Cooling and Storage 10 Aluminum Association Guidelines for Handling Molten Metal Cold Rolling 11 Process Description 12 Cold Rolling Mill 13 Coil Anneal Furnace 14 Standard Engineering Procedures, Fire Protection Foil Rolling 15 Process Description 16 Breakdown Mill 17 Intermediate Mill 18 Finishing Mill 19 Standard Engineering Procedures 20 Separators 21 Light Gauge Aluminum Foil Slitter and Fire Protection 22 Foil Annealing – Process Description of Foil Annealing Furnace 23 Finished Metal Storage, Material Handling, Packaging Converting 24 Table of Contents, Process Description 25 Wet Laminating 26 Wet Laminating with In-Line Lacquer 27 Double Lacquering 28 Double Dry Laminating 29 Rotogravure Printing 30 Embossing Machine 31 Slitting and Guidelines for Handling Aluminum Fines Generated during various Aluminum Fabricating Operations
Series 2. Sayanal Quality Control Manual.
This series concerns Sayanal Material Specifications (SMS), Sayanal Product Specifications (SPS), and Sayanal Test Methods (STM).
Volume 1. Continuous Cast Sheet
Folder 32 Introduction and Procedures 33 Material Specifications (SMS 1-34) 34 Product Specifications (SPS 1-4) 35 Test Methods (STM 1-29) 36 Test Methods (STM 30-47) 37 MOR Testing Fixture Diagrams
Volume 2. Converted Products
Folder 38 Introduction and Procedures 39 Material Specifications (SMS 35-71) 40 Product Specifications (SPS 5-17) 41 Test Methods (STM 48-76) 42 Test Methods (STM 77-97) 43 Sayanal Code System and Necessary Equipment and Materials for Foil Manufacture and Converted Products
Series 3. Sayanal Training Manual.
Folder 44 Supervisory Training Schedule, Index, Process Description 45 Section 1. Familiarization and Descriptions of the Basic Process Used Lecture 1: Continuous Roll Casting Lecture 2: Cold Rolling Lecture 3: Coil Annealing Lecture 4: Foil Rolling Lecture 5: Separating, Slitting, Annealing Lecture 6: Converting Lecture 7: Rotogravure Printing 46 Section 2: General Process Flow through the Plant; Familiarization with Auxiliary Operations Lecture 8: Roll Grinding Lecture 9: Reclaiming Rolling Coolant Lecture 10: Introduction to Cryogenic Nitrogen Production Lecture 11: Coolant Filtration Lecture 12: Ink and Lacquering Lecture 13: Cylinder Manufacturing and Repair 47 Section 3: Product Familiarization and Specific Product Flow for Each Product Lecture 14: Specific Process Flow for Each Product Section 4: Material Handling and Storage Lecture 15: Material Handling and Storage through Finished Foil Section 5: Quality Assurance Policy and Standards Lecture 16: Quality Assurance Policy and Standards 48 Section 6: Sayanal Code System Lecture 17: Sayanal Code System Section 7: Sayanal Production Department Organization Lecture 18: Sayanal Production Department Organization
Series 4. Sayanal Organization Manual.
Folder 49 Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for General Manager, Financial Manager, and Plant Manager; Organization Manpower Chart 50 Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for Technical Manager, Research and Development Manager, Quality Assurance manager, Graphic Services Manager, and other Technical Positions 51 Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for Production and General Supervisors of Melting/Casting, Rolling, Converting, and Services 52 Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for the Engineering and Maintenance Manager (and the 21 other managers, engineers, planners, and supervisors reporting to him) 53 Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for Purchasing, Marketing, and Sales, Data Processing, and Personnel Departments
Series 5. Sayanal Process Manual.
Folder 54 Flow Charts for Process Control in the Production of Household Foil, Converter Foil, and Cigarette Liner; Test Methods and Materials
Series 6. Sayanal Technical Mill Data.
The calculations in folders 56 and 57 were developed by FATA, and Italian equipment builder for the steel and aluminum industries, in conjunction with Reynolds International, Inc.
Folder 55 Flow Charts by Product and Equipment List 56 Cold Rolling Calculations 57 Foil Rolling Calculations
Series 7. Photographic Slides (35 mm) of Reynolds Metals Company Plants.
Include slide presentations concerning manufacturing processes for aluminum products. Several different foreign and U.S. plant locations of Reynolds Metals are represented in these slides, including South Plant in Richmond, Va.; Hot Springs Continuous Rolling Plant in Hot Springs, Ark.; Sayanal Plant in Siberia, Russia; Sumikei Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Ltd. (now known as the Sumitomo Group) in Japan; and Vereinigte Aluminum-Werke AG in Germany.
Folder 58 Hot Springs, Arkansas 59 Metal Defects; Louisville, Ky., equipment; Roll Casters in several locations, including Spain; and Shape Control 60 South Plant, Richmond, Va., equipment; Sumitomo Corporation plant (Japan); Processes, including Water-Based Rolling 61 Spiral Can Production
Series 8. Miscellaneous.
Folder 62 contains a brochure for Reynolds-INASA, an international joint venture involving Industria Navarra del Aluminio, S.A., based in Irurzun, Spain.
Folder 62 Brochure, Reynolds-INASA; and Roy M. Martin business cards, various positions