Erwin discusses his family background and how his father, Mandle Zaban, founded Zep Manufacturing. He details the growth of Zep, its merger with National Linen Services and how it became National Service Industries, with earnings of $2.5 billion per year. He also describes his lifelong friendships and business relationships with others such as Milton Weinstein, Meyer Balser, M. William Breman, Sidney Feldman, David Goldwasser, Bernard Marcus, Max Kuniansky, Barney Medintz, Abe Goldstein, Benjamin Massell, Sam Massel, Maynard Jackson and Steve Selig. He touches briefly on the social life of Jews in the Fifties and Sixties in Atlanta, the cities growth and development, the civil rights years and on his philanthropic contributions to the Atlanta Jewish community.
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