THE RECENT orders controlling the distribution of capital goods, such as boilers, generators and compressors have been generally accepted with good grace. We only hope the facilities at the Capitol are sufficiently organized to give immediate releases to those machines urgently needed for the War Program.
Most of the surplus industrial equipment sold is made available through the facilities of dealers who specialize in locating and offering it for sale and it is a sure bet that all of it is being resold to war plants. Our thought in mentioning this regulation is to place further emphasis upon the urgency of speeding these releases through the mill with a minimum of delay. Much of this equipment would never have seen daylight if the machinery dealer or broker had not brought it to the attention of the thousands of users of this type of equipment who have, for years, been their customers.
This month marks the peak in requests for copies of SURPLUS RECORD. Our aim is to supply copies to every War Production Agency and contractor in immediate need of available equipment. Requests for urgent machines are sent out weekly to dealers in bulletin form. The facilities of this organization are always at the disposal of contractors and government agencies working in the War Effort.