“A PROGRAM for Solving Present and Postwar Machine Tool Problems,” is presented as the leading article in this month’s issue. The author of this plan is one of the few men in this country qualified to speak with authority on this specific subject. Backed by years of experience as a dealer and rebuilder of machine tools, C. A. Simmons, who conceived this plan has, during recent years, achieved recognition also as a machine tool builder. Of equal importance too is the fact that during the past two years he has contributed his services as a machine tool consultant for the W.P.B. and U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships. His subject, embracing as it does the redistribution of metal-working machinery, needs no emphasis on its significance. During our war program right up to the present time this has been a gigantic task. What it will be during the postwar economic adjustment period staggers the imagination.
The Wartime Conference of the Used Machine Tool Industry, held in Cleveland last month, brought together for the first time some 150 dealers and rebuilders from all over the country. In the pages of this month’s issue we have tried to describe the important happenings of this meeting with the prime purpose of giving industry as a whole, a better understanding of the part the dealer is taking in our wartime economy. The enthusiastic response generated by the manner in which this conference was conducted definitely establishes sincerity of purpose as a principal aim of the people identified with the Used Machinery Industry. This conference marks the beginning of what we believe will result in a new era for the Industry.