THE REDISTRIBUTION Division of the War Production Board has recently inaugurated a plan for the further conservation of men, machinery and materials. The most colossal industrial expansion program in the history of mankind has already taken place and now that most production schedules are keeping up with the war requirements, attention is being directed to conservation.
This redistribution idea which has been in effect for some time, is being intensified by WPB and other government war agencies by calling upon industry in general to make idle equipment available for use in plants or places where it can be used in actual production. In conjunction with this plan WPB has called upon dealers in all classes of used industrial machinery and equipment to cooperate with them in spotting idle machines wherever they may be: in a warehouse, factory, mine or utility. In this respect, the heads of the Redistribution Branch of WPB feel that the dealer is best qualified and most experienced in this work. Men from the used equipment industry are being called to Washington and requested to serve on advisory committees. As this program is expanded into the regional divisions, more dealers will be called upon to serve in these advisory jobs.
We feel that by calling upon this industry WPB has paid a tribute of recognition to the people who make the business of buying and selling industrial equipment an important cog in the war production machine.